July 9, 2016 4:59 am By Robert Spencer
“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.” — Ayatollah Khomeini
ISIS militants have beheaded four members of a football team after declaring the sport anti-Islamic.
The extremists banned organised sports like football when they took over Raqqa in Syria more than two years ago.
Fans in the city used to flock to watch Al-Shabab play matches in the city’s large stadium.
But earlier this week crowds watched as the four young men – accused of spying for the Kurdish YPG – were dispatched by ISIS executioners.
A fifth unknown man was also killed.
The victims, who played for popular team Al-Shabab, were beheaded in front of a crowd of children in Raqqa after they were accused of spying for the Kurdish YPG.
Photographs of the the aftermath of the gruesome execution, together with snaps of three of stars lining up for their side in the days before ISIS invaded, were released in a series of tweets by protest group, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.