A member of the Islamic State, commonly referred to as ISIS, whipped a young boy for referring to the group by the wrong term. A recording of the incident has spread across social media sites.
In the video, dozens of bystanders can be seen watching as an ISIS member whips a boy over 60 times as the young child cries and pleads for the man to stop.
The 23-second video was recorded by a crowd member, who posted it on Facebook on Tuesday.
The incident reportedly occurred in the province of Anbar in Iraq, where ISIS jihadists launched chlorine gas missiles in the area in September and December of 2014.
The boy allegedly called ISIS by the name "Daesh," a term reportedly disliked by ISIS supporters.
"Daesh" is an acronym for the Arabic translation of ISIS’s name, al-Dawla al-Islamyia fil Iraq wa’al Sham. The abbreviation has negative connotations, due to its similarity to the Arabic phrases, ‘one who crushes something underfoot’ and ‘one who sows discord,' the Daily Mail reports.
Worldwide leaders have started to call ISIS by the name "Daesh" in the past months, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Lieutenant General James Terry and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, according to Business Insider.
“Daesh hates being referred to by this term, and what they don’t like has an instinctive appeal to me,” Abbott said.
In recent months, ISIS militants have released videos online where members dole out excessive punishment for actions ranging from adultery, playing music in public, men not shaving, and women not covering their heads. ISIS claims that these acts violate Sharia law.
Other punishments inflicted by ISIS members include stoning, beheading, being thrown off of buildings, and crucifixion.
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