ISIS Muslim Terrorists Leading the Syrian Boy to the Cross Just Moments Ago. Photo courtesy of: ALALAM
A group of ISIS terrorists executed a 17-year old boy in a district village of Deir-ez-Zur in Syria and crucified his body for three days, Al-Alam News Network reports.
ISIS fighters have reportedly executed a 17-year-old boy and left his body on display on a cross in Syria.
Pictures being shared online show a banner attached to the teenager’s chest saying the boy has been crucified for taking photos of ISIS military bases, as well as receiving “500 Turkish lira” for any footage taken.
The message describes the ruling for the alleged crime as “apostasy” and states the teenager has been “killed and crucified for a period of three days” as the punishment.
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Amir Cohen, an Israel Antiquities Authority worker displays a scroll at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on July 20, 2015. This Biblical/Torah scroll was discovered in 1,500 year-old burnt Synagogue in 1970. – Photo courtesy of: Reuters & JewsNews
Burnt scroll found 45 years ago in archaeological excavations is oldest biblical text since Dead Sea Scrolls
by, JewsNews | h/t Billy L. Queen III
Israeli archaeologists said on Monday they had discerned biblical writing on a 1,500 year old scroll they deemed the oldest biblical text found since the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The completely charred scroll, which was found forty five years ago in archaeological excavations at Ein Gedi, on the western shore of the Dead Sea, was unveiled at the Israel Antiquities Authority Jerusalem laboratoryin the Israel Museum.
Scientists and researchers around the globe who worked over one year to decipher the biblical verses, using state of the art and advanced technologies, were surprised to find the scroll to be a 1,500 year old copy of the first eight verses of the Book of Leviticus.
“This discovery absolutely astonished us,” said Pnina Shor, curator and director of the IAA’s Dead Sea Scrolls Projects.
“We were certain it was just a shot in the dark but decided to try and scan the burnt scroll anyway. Now, not only can we bequeath the Dead Sea Scrolls to future generations, but also a part of the Bible from a Holy Ark of a 1,500-year old synagogue!”
“The knowledge that we are preserving the most important find of the 20th century and one of the western world’s most important cultural treasures causes us to proceed with the utmost care and caution and use the most advanced technologies available today,” she added.
To decipher the burnt remains, the IAA began working with Merkel Technologies Company, Ltd. Israel, which performed high resolution 3D scanning of some Dead Sea Scrolls fragments and phylactery cases via a Micro-CT scanner.
After the fragment of the Ein Gedi scroll was scanned, the IAA sent the results to Professor Brent Seales of the University of Kentucky, who developed a digital-imaging software capable of virtually unrolling the scroll and visualizing the text.
“The deciphering of the scroll, which was a puzzle for us for 45 years, is very exciting,” said Dr. Sefi Porath, who led the Ein Gedi excavations.
by, Zee News | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
LAHORE, Pakistan: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the execution of a minority Christian woman over blasphemy as it admitted her plea challenging the conviction, in a case that sparked international outrage over the controversial law.
A three-member panel of judges heard the case in Supreme Court’s Lahore registry and admitted Asia Bibi’s petition for full hearing after initial arguments by her defence lawyer besides staying her execution till the matter is adjudicated.
Bibi, a mother of five, had a quarrel over a bowl of water with fellow Muslim women while working on a crop field in Punjab province.
She was accused of uttering blasphemous words in the heat of arguments, which she denied.
The Asia Bibi Case:
Bibi was arrested in 2009 for allegedly passing the blasphemous remarks and convicted in 2010. Her death sentence was maintained by the Lahore High Court in October last year which she challenged in the Supreme Court.
No date had been set for the execution.
Bibi’s death sentence had sparked outrage among international human rights groups, which condemned Pakistan’s blasphemy law as a source of persecution against religious minorities.
Blasphemy laws were introduced by military rulers Zia-ul- Haq in 1980s and people accused under the laws are also targeted by extremists.
When governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer criticised these laws in a meeting with Bibi after her first conviction, he first faced immense criticism from extremists and was later killed by his police guard in 2011.