ISIS has beheaded a boy for listening to western music on a portable CD player in his father’s shop in Iraq’s capital, Mosul. The boy, Ayham Hussein, was arrested by militants and dragged before an Islamic court where he was sentenced to death in a public execution. His body was handed to his family on Tuesday. A spokesman of the Nineveh media centre said there was no formal decision by the sharia court that bans listening to western music. The execution, believed to be the first for listening to music in the city, has sparked outrage among locals.
In a statement two years ago, the terror group also banned “music and songs in cars, at parties, in shops and in public, as well as photographs of people in shop windows.”
“Songs and music are forbidden in Islam as they prevent one from the remembrance of God and the Koran and are a temptation and corruption of the heart.”
Earlier this week, it beheaded a captive in the Syrian stronghold of Raqqa with a three-foot sword.