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ISIS Kills Man For 'Mocking Islam'

| by Sheena Vasani
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Photos of an ISIS executioner killing a man in Raqqa, Syria, for "mocking Islam" have shocked many around the world.

The recently emerged images capture an obese ISIS member about to behead a man in front of children, the Daily Mail reports.

A crowd of boys, some of whom appear as young as age 7, watch alongside adult men as the unidentified victim bows his head, waiting for his fate.

Another picture of the same incident shows the man’s head being cut off while the crowd looks on curiously -- one witness even appears to be smiling.

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Other photos reveal another execution of somebody else taking place, with ISIS accusing the individual of “pledging allegiance to the infidels.”

The scene depicts a man cutting the victim’s head off with a small knife.

These new photos contrast starkly with other recently released images ISIS that show a much gentler side. In those images, ISIS appears to be encouraging people to perform acts of charity during the month of Ramadan.

The pictures come as ISIS has increasingly captured international headlines for various global attacks, the most recent in Bangladesh and Turkey.

On July 1, 20 people were killed at the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in an attack for which ISIS now claims responsibility, CNN reports.

The gunmen killed anybody who could not recite from the Quran, reports say, according to BBC.

Sumon Reza, a supervisor at the cafe in the Gulshan district of Dhaka, was there when the attack took place.

"The whole building was shaking when they set off explosives," he recalls.

"It was an extremely heinous act," Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina added in a televised statement. "What kind of Muslims are these people? They don't have any religion.”

The busy cafe is popular among the wealthy and expatriates.

"There is an open-air terrace overlooking a lake," Dhaka Mayor Annisul Huq said.

"That's why it was so popular. It was so serene. I can't believe that this has happened to my Dhaka, I simply cannot,” he added.

Sources: Daily Mail, CNN, BBC News / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

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