Syria: Musicians punished for playing ‘un-Islamic’ instruments

22 January 2015


In Bujaq, a few miles to the east of Aleppo in Syria, the ISIS religious police is reported to have beaten up four young men for playing music using socalled ‘un-Islamic’ instruments such as a keyboard and lute, reported Daily Mail.

Images posted on a popular file sharing site showed ISIS policemen hitting the young men on the back and on their legs with a stick in square filled with onlookers, and two keyboards and a lute smashed and destroyed. According to Arabic script posted alongside the pictures, the men were given 90 lashes.

» Daily Mail – 20 January 2015:
ISIS police sentence musicians to 90 lashes because they were playing an ‘un-Islamic’ electronic keyboard

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