The Islamic State is celebrating the season of Ramadan by awarding female sex slaves to winners of a Quran memorization contest while children who dare eat at the wrong hour are punished with crucifixion.
The religious horror show that is the Islamic State continues with monstrous brutality and sadistic depravity supposedly sanctioned by the Holy Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be Upon Him?).
The Islamic State is holding a Quran memorising competition in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan. The contest is being held in several mosques controlled by the Islamic State in what is technically Syria. Prizes for the top three competitors include young Yazidi sex slaves.
The Express reports offering these ‘brides’ to Islamic State jihadists is sickeningly common and some of the sex slaves are children as young as nine.
Details of the perverse contest emerged when a photograph advertising the event, believed to have come from northern Syria, appeared on social media sites.
Adding to the Ramadan horror show, two children have been “crucified” by the Islamic State for not fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
The boys, believed to be under the age of 18, were killed in Syria and their bodies displayed with placards hung around their necks announcing their “crime.” Their deaths in the town of Mayadin, Deir Ezzor province, were reported by the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Monday.
The Independent reports this is not the first time children have been killed or crucified by the Islamic State. In February, a UN Committee on the Rights of the Child report recorded “several cases of mass executions of boys, as well as reports of beheadings, crucifixions of children and burying children alive.”
Fasting during the month of Ramadan is considered to be one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Ramadan is a Muslim holiday that requires all Muslims all over the world to fast and abstain from water and certain behaviors, such as sex and sinful speech, from dawn til dusk for a month.
Of course, most reasonable Muslims find the idea of celebrating Ramadan with sex slaves and child crucifixion abhorrent and vile. According to the Muslim Council of Britain, the requirement for Muslims to abstain from food, water or sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during the month does not apply to children, pregnant women, the ill, elderly or people who are travelling.
However, in Muslim dominated countries there is often a penalty for both Muslims and non-Muslims who publicly fail to follow and respect the religious ritual.
In Saudi Arabia, for example, punishment for failing to abide by Ramadan fasting rules for both Muslims and non-Muslims could be a prison term, or lashes, or both, while foreigners could, in addition, be deported.
While in Dubai, it is forbidden to eat, drink or smoke in public in the daytime during Ramadan. Article 313 of the Dubai Federal Penal Code states that daytime eating, drinking, smoking or consuming anything that is breaking the fast in public during Ramadan is a criminal offence that carries a jail term of not more than a month or a fine. The law does not differentiate between Muslims and non-Muslims.
However, often the punishment for failing to honor the Ramadan fast in Muslim dominated countries is delivered informally, by the mob, either via social stigma, or worse. The Yemen Times reports the story of an unfortunate man who was caught eating in an ally in violation of Ramadan and was beaten unconscious by an angry mob. The man said:
I was once beaten for not fasting. Now I eat when I’m alone, to avoid the violence and the stigma.