Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ISIS police sentence musicians to 90 lashes because they were playing an 'un-Islamic' electronic keyboard

   Islamic State religious police have been filmed beating musicians and destroying their instruments as punishment for playing an 'un-Islamic' keyboard.

   The men were pictured being hit across the back and legs with a wooden stick in a public square after ISIS's fanatical Islamic enforcers ruled the electric keyboard was 'offensive to Muslims'.Another picture shows two keyboards and what appears to be a lute smashed to pieces after raids thought to have taken place in Bujaq, a few miles to the east of Aleppo in Syria.
   According to text posted along with the images on a file-sharing website, the musicians were punished with 90 lashes alongside a man caught impersonating a 'hisbah'.The Arabic term generally refers to the obligation on Muslim leaders to uphold the law, but in this context likely refers to a local official or tribal elder.

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