Raqqa: Islamic State butchers have embarked on an orgy of new killings – murdering a magician after making him pose with drawings of his dark arts.
The man – an Iraqi – was forced to be photographed holding a large sheet of paper that showed workings out in pen and contraptions designed to “invoke magic”.
He is then led bare foot and dressed in an orange boiler suit by ISIS executioners – one carrying the regime’s feared black flag – to a town square and beheaded with a giant scimitar-style sword after he placed his chin on a rough wooden block.
Strict Sharia law condemns the practice of magic as entertainment as being anti-Islamic as it is designed to fool and trick.
Days earlier, a gay man was thrown off a tall modern-style building –believed to be in the Iraqi strong-hold of Mosul – for being gay.
A group of small children witnessed the sickening death as a cleric read out the punishment for “sodomy” under Sharia law on a microphone.
And activists have also revealed that the regime has begun executed prisoners in mass killings to save cash on food.
In one bloodbath 132 detainees were shot in Mosul after a senior leader authorised the slaughter on “economic” grounds.
And in the regime’s self-declared capital of Raqqa in Syria 68 captives were killed and there are plans to murder 50 more in another killing spree.
Among the dead were prisoners who had been kept alive to provide blood transfusions and even organs for injured fighters who had become too weak to be of further use.