He caught them during one of their more lenient moods.
Corporal punishment ISIS-style: Boy flogged 60 times in town square for calling terror group the wrong name
Barbaric: The 23-second clip shows a young boy being lashed for using the term ‘Daesh’ in reference to ISIS
The child’s crime was to refer to the terror group as ‘Daesh’ – a loose acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (al-Dawla Al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham).
- Punisher relentlessly whips the boy, who appears to be pleading for mercy
- ‘Deash’ is used by enemies of ISIS and has negative undertones in Arabic
- Clip of the barbaric punishment was posted online and has been viewed thousands of times
This horrifying clip shows a child unflinchingly receive 60 lashes to his back for simply referring to Islamic State by a term they hate: ‘Daesh’.
As dozens gather around the town square to watch with emotionless expressions, the boy kneels on the ground – purportedly in Anbar, Iraq – as he accepts his penalty.
His punisher relentlessly whips the boy in the short clip, who appears to be crying and pleading for mercy.