(International Business Times) A member of the Islamic State group - also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) or Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) - has reportedly executed his father for verbally abusing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the chief of the embattled terror group.
The incident reportedly took place in the erstwhile Isis stronghold of Mosul, a city and provincial headquarter that the terror group is struggling to keep in its grip, amid reports that everyone - from the United States-led coalition to local groups fighting Isis on the ground - preparing to liberate it.
Local reports say that the old man had reportedly called al-Baghdadi a "dog" - considered supreme insult for Muslims. Islam considers canine saliva so unclean that if it touches any plate, the plate has to be cleaned seven times before it can be eaten off. Muslims also often clean themselves ritualistically if dog saliva touches them.
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