Syrian girl stoned to death for having facebook account

Syrian girl has been stoned to death for

opening a Facebook account, it has been claimed.

The girl, named in media reports as Fatoum

Al-Jassem, was sentenced to death by a Sharia

court in Al-Reqqa after it ruled having a

Facebook account was immoral behaviour.

She was taken to the court by Islamic State of

Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants after she was

caught using the social networking site, it has

been reported.

The court, which is under the jurisdiction of

ISIS, ruled the act of being a member of the

social network deserved to be punished the

same way as adultery, according to


A report in the Arabic-language Al-Rai Al-

Youm was picked up by the Fars news

agency, a semi-autonomous organisation

linked to the Iranian government. The Iran

regime has supported Bashar Al-Assad

throughout the Syrian civil war.

The ISIS is a pro-Al Qaida jihadist group that

much fear is taking an iron grip over parts of

Syria. The group was formed in April 2013

and grew out of Al Qaeda's affiliate

organisation in Iraq.

It has since become one of the main jihadist

groups fighting government forces in Syria. It

took over Al-Reqqa after rebels overran the

city in March 2013.

It was the first provincial capital to fall

under rebel control. Rebels who have voiced

their opposition to ISIS have found

themselves arrested and thrown in jail

without trial.

The town's women, meanwhile, have been

ordered by ISIS via posters to 'cover up their

beauty', according to CNN, and banned from

seeing male doctors or even leaving home

without a male relative. One female activist

drew comparisons between the once-liberal

Raqqa and Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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