An ISIS fighter publicly executed his own mother because she asked him to leave the terror group, reported a human rights NGO.
According to the Times of Israel, eyewitnesses said that Ali Saqr, 21, executed his 35-year-old mother Lena al-Qasem outside the post office in Raqqa in which al-Qasem worked.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an NGO based in London, reported that the matricide took place in front of “hundreds of people.”
CNN reported that ISIS had accused her of apostasy after her son turned her in. She allegedly had been "inciting her son to leave the Islamic State." She wanted to escape with him and told him "that the coalition will kill all members of the organization."
“His mother spoke with him and asked him to leave ISIS and leave Raqqa to go to a different area of Syria and Turkey,” said Rami Abdulrahman of the Observatory. “After that he told ISIS and, one, two, three, they arrest his mother.”
Golda Meir once said famously that "Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us." And when their children love their mothers more than they hate us, one could add. Or perhaps when they learn to love anything but death.