Tamil Diplomat

Islamic State militant ‘executes own mother’ in Raqqa

An Islamic State militant carried out a public “execution” of his mother because she asked him to leave the group, activists say.Ali Saqr, 21, killed his mother, Lena al-Qasem, 45, outside the post office in Raqqa, Syria, eyewitnesses said.Raqqa has served as IS’ de facto capital since the group captured the city in August 2013.IS does not tolerate any dissent and imposes brutal punishments, often carried out in public.

The UK-based monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) and the activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RIBSS) reported the incident. RIBSS however said that the woman was killed for the crime of apostasy.

Lena al-Qasem had reportedly told her son that the US-led military alliance fighting IS would “wipe out” the group, and tried to convince him to leave the city with her.(BBC,2015)