A Syrian woman accused of adultery was sentenced to death by stoning. ISIS militants hurled rocks at the woman until they thought she was dead. To their surprise, the woman suddenly stood up and attempted to run away. Just as an ISIS militant was preparing to shoot the woman, an Islamist jurist stepped in and prevented her execution. 'Her sentence is done, let her go and repent to her God’ the jurist told the gunman, according to the Daily Mail.
This execution gone wrong is almost identical to another execution performed by ISIS earlier this month. Photos released by the Daily Mail show another woman, accused of adultery, being brutally stoned to death by male attackers. Once her attackers believe she is dead, they toss a wrinkled blue tarp over her body. This woman was not lucky enough to survive her execution and succumbed to her injuries.
Punishment against women is carried out in extremely brutal manners. Radical versions of Islamic law choose the stoning of women, accused of crimes such as adultery, as the preferred form of discipline. In Dec. 2014, Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights announced that ISIS had executed 150 women, some of them pregnant, for refusing to marry its militants, this according to syriahr.
Women are not the only victims to die at the hands of ISIS militants. Homosexuals are also singled out. Two men, accused of participating in homosexual activities, were executed earlier this month. ISIS pushed both men off a tall building and they fell to their deaths. Photos which surfaced online illustrate the brutal punishment.
Men in general are also targets of ISIS. Two men accused of banditry were nailed to metal crosses and crucified while the public watched. After suffering for hours, the men were finally shot to death. Photos from this execution were also posted online. Additionally, syriahr reports that ISIS is responsible for crucifying at least 17 young men in a 48-hour period.