Syrian Islamist rebels execute 14-year old boy for “blasphemy”

Mohammed Qata. 14, a coffee seller in Aleppo was arrested by Islamist rebel fighters when he reportedly refused to give a customer coffee, saying “Even if [Prophet] Mohammed comes back to life, I won’t.” The opposition Aleppo Media Center reports that his captors brought him back with his body covered in marks from whipping. The Islamists then read out the boy’s sentence. In front of a crowd including his parents, Qatta was shot in the mouth and neck as a lesson that anyone who insulted the Prophet would suffer a similar fate. Photos of the dead boy were released Sunday.


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