It was only yesterday when reporting on the 17 year old missing Australian who was now a spokesman for ISIS that I commented that it had actually ben a while since they had released anything particularly brutal or harrowing given their usual output. Well, it turns out I spoke too soon because they were saving this one, and it could be their most awful video yet.
The shocking footage shows a woman who has been accused of adultery being stoned to death by a group of men which include her own father. In it, you see a cleric ranting at her in Arabic whilst she begs for her life. He tells her that she should be ‘content and happy’ with the stoning as it has been ordered by God.
The woman asks one last time for forgiveness from her father and for them not to kill her, but he coldly rejects her as the men tie a noose around her neck and drag her to a pit and start throwing stones at her. The video ends with the father towering over her with a huge boulder – it’s believed that he’s been given ‘the honour’ of landing the killing blow with the rock.
Truly grim and a shocking reminder of how awful ISIS really are, especially when you consider just how barbaric stoning can be.