This is an important thing to get right. Not that long ago, a lot of websites were reporting on alleged crucifixions that took place outside the palace gates in Cairo during Morsi’s Ikhwan regime. There was no evidence of it whatsoever but it was widely repeated because as a prescribed punishment in islam, it isn’t that unbelievable that it would happen.
Truth however, is still the most important element to preserving a secular state, even when those truths do not necessarily appear to support the secular agenda. For example, as religious people have more children than atheists do, then religion according to Dawkins own evolutionary theories, is a highly evolutionarily useful device for creating offspring that are well looked after. Depending of course, on the religion and your definition of well looked after. This is likely an uncomfortable truth for some of the more strident atheists.
So thank you M for sending auxiliary materials on this Syrian crucifixion in the previous post. We want to get this right. If indeed muslims are now crucifying people and there is evidence to support it, people need to know just as its equally important not to tell untruths about what muslims do, because it creates an easy out for those who do not believe Islam is a problem by thinking its all untrue because some of it is.
Militants of Al Qaeda splinter group, the State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have reportedly crucified a man in Raqqa in northern Syria after shooting him in the head.