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ISIS Stoned a Twentysomething Couple in Iraq for Being Accused of Adultery

The New York Times is reporting a disturbing story in which ISIS militants stoned two twentysomethings in the streets of Mosul after they were accused of committing adultery. The story says that the woman may have been married, but it is unclear if any sort of private trial took place. A dozen ISIS militants reportedly gathered a crowd of hundreds to witness the stoning. In recent months there has been several public executions of residents for committing acts that are seen as socially unacceptable by the radical Islamic militants. Earlier in the day, three other twentysomethings were reportedly beheaded after ISIS members heard rumors that one of their relatives had met with a Kurdish leader. A witness to the stoning crime told the Times:

I was moved by the crying of this woman, who started bleeding and then died from the stoning. I was standing there helpless. The government have left us as captives in the hands of ISIS, who make all kinds of crimes in the city. The more I see their crimes, the more I hate them and realize they have come to carry out a paid agenda to destroy the city and its history and civilization and to defame the image of Islam.

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