ISIS cleric who objected to pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh being burned alive is arrested

The Independent reports: An Isis cleric who objected to burning a Jordanian pilot alive has been arrested and faces trial, a Syrian human rights watchdog has said.

The Saudi national reportedly objected to the execution during a meeting of Isis’ clerical body in the town of al-Bab in Aleppo province.

The cleric also said those responsible for Lieutenant Muath al-Kasaesbeh’s death should face trial, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

It said Isis had “isolated one of its Sharia judges” in al-Bab city, in Aleppo, during the meeting of Amirs.

The SOHR director Rami Abdulrahman told The Independent the cleric was later arrested for speaking out and could be sentenced to death. [Continue reading…]

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