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Syrian girl stoned to death for using Facebook account
Feb 20, 2014, 16:51 PM IST
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Rakka, Syria: A young girl was stoned to death by militant groups in Syria for operating Facebook account.
Fatoum Al-Jassem was taken to a Sharia court after she was caught using the social networking website, in Rakka, Syria. The Sharia court declared that using a Facebook account amounts to adultery and the girl should be punished by stoning, according to a news report published in Iran's FARS news agency which quoted a report published in Arabic-language Al-Rai Al-Youm.
The members of the Al-Qaeda group in Iraq, also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were behind the incident.
The ISIS, or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is an hardline Islamic group based in Iraq. They have been fighting an active war against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria and the government forces in Iraq.
The group's ideology is based on extremely strict interpretation of Islam.
Ironically, the ISIS operates a Facebook account of its own.
Image: A scene from the movie The Stoning of Soraya M.