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Many questions revolve among people in the land of caliphate during their talk sessions about how IS members who were previously charged with sexual abnormality and rape carried on in their behaviors after having joined IS

“Sound and Picture” reporter in Deir Ezzor eastern countryside pointed out that there are many stories are being circulated among people in IS-controlled areas where IS members claim to protect the law of God on earth and seek to establish an Islamic caliphate that applies Sharia laws.

Many IS members are living in hypocrisy because of their homosexuality and wrong practices while they have to act as the Islamic caliphate soldiers and maintain their prestige, denying those stories and accusing people instead and applying cruel punishments on them such as (flogging, stoning or throwing from a height) by charges of adultery and buggery

Terrifying stories proved the opposite of what IS members claim to be and exposed the ugly face that hides behind the beard and explosive belts. these appearances no longer fools people after what they have heard about ill practices, both at fighters and princes level.

The reporter said: “We have witnessed a number of cases of rape and homosexuality among IS members and princes, which was denied and refuted by IS. However, these attempts of fact hiding ended in failure”.

Last year, Tunisian IS member attacked a refugee girl living with her family in a school in the town of Beqeres in Deir Ezzor and raped her. IS tried to conceal the matter, but quickly this incident spread among people, resulting in a state of anger and resentment towards IS and its members. The Tunisian member was arrested and said to be referred to Islamic trial, but after a short period it was reported that this member was moved to Hasaka unpunished”.

Abu Mohammad Al Kamali, from Albu Kamal city said to “Sound and Picture”: “We are unsatisfied by the virtue of IS and its members we does not expect such crimes to be done by people who claim to protect Islam and Muslims. On the contrary, we see quite many violations and crimes, last of which were the cases of child rapes and rape in general, especially among Iraqis and Tunisians members”.

Al Kamali also said: ” One of those unfortunate crimes was the crime of Abu Khattab from Iraq, a military in charge of IS checkpoints in “the state of the Euphrates” who was famous for chasing children and tempting them with money and take up arms to take them to one of IS headquarters and rape them, then give them some money and warn them that he will cut off their heads if they told their parents or any other person about what happened. “

Abu Khattab continued his actions for a long time, to be discovered later by some of IS members who found him at a headquarter during his crime. Abu Khattab shot over them and threatened them that he will seek revenge if they told IS princes about what they saw. That day, people of Alhagin city heard gun shots, and within two days everyone knew about the “Iraqi” and his crimes.

IS referred Abu Khattab to the District Court in Al-Qa’em city in Iraq for two weeks only, and then he was released and returned to the area with more power ,As he transferred members who have made a complaint against him to the battlefront in Iraq under the pretext that there is no need for them at checkpoints.

“There are many like Abu Khattab who misapplied Islam to reach their goals such as money, power and satisfying desires” said Al Kamali.

Laith Al-Fourati, an activist from Deir Ezzor said to “Sound and Picture” : “It was proven that the Tunisian Abu Darda’a, a military prince of training camps in Alshaitat, has raped a woman in the region. and this was complained about by a number of people to the Military Police Diwan for investigation and to apply the necessary sanctions, but as usual after arresting him for a week, he was released and returned to his post to continue his work as if he did not commit any crime”.

Al-Fourati also said: “We all remember the video that was leaked this year about a number of IS fighters who were talking with passion and lust for distribution and sharing Yazidi women who were captured in Iraq. People who watched this video saw the real and ugly face of this organization”.

By reviewing the cases of rape committed by IS members and princes you will not find any case that has been subject to the laws and legislation, on the contrary, we have seen dozens of cases flogging, stoning or throwing from a height towards any man or woman among civilians who are suspected to commit adultery or homosexuality even in the cases of lack of witnesses.

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Sound and Picture organization: We are a group of Syrian human rights activists. We noticed the lack of bodies which document abuses against civilians inside Syria, therefore we decided to establish this project, it is specialized to document the violations which have committed by all sides in the ongoing conflict in Syria against civilians in a professional way. The organization is documenting all kinds of violations, and working on the accounting for the groups which committed these violations by the international community. The organization is completely independent, and does not follow any political or military bodies, whether inside or outside Syria.

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