ARA News is reporting that Islamic State religious police in Dohuk Governorate, Iraq have tried and charged 6 young men in a sharia court for allegedly being spies. The Dohuk region is part of Iraqi Kurdistan and its population consists mostly of Kurds and Assyrian Christians.
According the sharia court of Mosul, the six men were charged with aiding the Kurdish Peshmerga and the US-led coalition.
A witness told ARA News that, “Hundreds of people witnessed the execution. Also, the victims’ families were forced to watch their sons being burned to death.”
The executions were carried out by ISIS religious police known as “hisbah.”
Hisbah is short for “Rijaal al-hisbah” and translates to “men who guard against infringements.” “Infringements” in this context refers to anything seen as non-Islamic by sharia law interpretation. According to the Learn to Read the Quran, hisbah police duties includes the monitoring of:
1- Free mixing of the sexes and wanton display of beauty (tabarruj) which are forbidden according [to sharia.]
2- Imitation of either of the sexes by the other.
3- Men making approaches to women either verbally or by their actions.
4- Profane, obscene or indecent speech.
5- Playing radios, TVs or recorders etc. near mosques or in such a way as to disturb the worshippers.
6- Non-Muslims openly manifesting their beliefs or the symbols of their religion, or showing disrespect towards the symbols and rulings of Islam.
7- Displaying or selling pictures, books or video or audio recordings which go against Islamic etiquette or Islamic beliefs.
8- Displaying 3-D or promiscuous images, or the symbols of non-Islamic religions such as the cross, the star of David, images of the Buddha, and the like.
9- Manufacturing or promoting or trading in intoxicants.
10- Means that lead to immoral actions such as adultery, homosexuality and gambling, or running houses and places where evil and immoral actions may be committed.
11- Manifest bid’ah (innovation), such as venerating certain times and places for which there is no sanction in sharee’ah, or celebrating innovated, un-Islamic festivals and occasions.
12- Practising witchcraft, magic and trickery in order to consume people’s wealth unlawfully.
13- Cheating in weights and measures.
Hisbah enforce sharia law, which enforces “hudud.” Hudud means “boundaries” in Arabic. Most hudud crimes fall under the category of “sex crimes,” such as adultery, fornication, accusing someone of illicit sex, etc.
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