(NOTE: Fundamentalist Muslims No Different Than Fundamentalist Christians Throughout History and Early America)
“Then, the shirt still wrapped around the boy’s head, the rebels shot him in the mouth and neck.”
Syrian rebels executed a 14-year-old boy for insulting Islam.
When a 14-year-old boy from the Syrian city of Aleppo named Mohammad Qatta was asked to bring one of his customers some coffee, he reportedly refused, saying, “Even if [Prophet] Mohammed comes back to life, I won’t.”
A group of Islamist rebels, driving by in a black car, reportedly heard the exchange.
They stopped the car, grabbed the boy and took him away. Qatta, in refusing to serve a customer coffee – it’s not clear why – had used a phrase that the Islamist rebels took as an insult toward the Prophet Mohammed, the most important figure in Islam.
That offhand comment, made by a boy, was apparently enough for these rebels to warrant a grisly execution and public warning.
When they brought him back to where they’d taken him, his head was wrapped by a shirt. The rebels waited for a crowd to gather; Qatta’s parents were among them. Speaking in classical Arabic, they announced that Qatta had committed blasphemy and that anyone else who dared insult the Prophet Mohammed would share his fate.
Then, the shirt still wrapped around the boy’s head, the rebels shot him in the mouth and neck.