In Nineveh, a boy is beheaded for listening to music

In Nineveh, a boy is beheaded for listening to music


norman lebrecht

February 19, 2016

ARA News reports that a 15-year-old boy named Ayham Hussein was caught by an Isis patrol listening to ‘western music’ in his father’s grocery store.

‘He was referred to the Sharia Court, which issued a decision to execute him.’

The boy was reportedly publicly beheaded; his body was returned to his family on Tuesday.



  • dennis says:

    they are very special people

  • Mick says:

    Lovely…let’s get more of them over here.

  • Olassus says:

    That’s Islam.

    • jaypee says:

      This is Islam just like Hitler and his followers were Christians.

      • Tom says:

        Hitler never claimed to do what he did in the name of Christianity or because the Bible told him to do so. Your comparison is completely off.
        The atrocities happening now all over Europe, Africa and the Middle East are 100% Islam related.

        • jaypee says:

          I wrote a stupid comment because that’s the only thing I could answer to another stupid comment.

          Oh, and btw,

          “I believe today that I am acting in the sense of the Almighty
          Creator. By warding off the Jews I am fighting for the Lord’s work.”
          [Adolph Hitler, Speech, Reichstag, 1936]

          I am now as before a Catholic and will always remain so”
          [Adolph Hitler, to Gen. Gerhard Engel, 1941]

      • Anon says:

        Nonsense. Hitler had some kind of unique spirituality, self made out of elements of deism, anthroposophy, all the ideological shit that was en vogue at the time. The church was actually his opponent, as long as he wasn’t in power yet.

      • Neil van der Linden says:

        Ever heard Umm Kulthumm (the Egyptian diva who dominated Arab music and a large part of ‘world music’ for most of the twentieth century)? That is Islam too. As supported by the 99,9 % majority of the Arab world. And no she was not a sex bomb. Her power was in her music.
        Hitler was a Christian, but not as most Christians of course, although at some point in history more than 0,1% of European Christians were in one way or another behind him.
        Ever read how Hitler fell out with (Nazi-sympathetic) composer Hans Pfitzner, as Pfitzner had denounced Christian religion (Hitler even ‘suspecting’ Pfitzner to be half-Jewish; fact by the way that despite his stance Pfitzner also defended Jewish musicians and composers, but that is another story). Anyway Hitler was a Christian. Like Martin Luther King was a Christian too, and thank God a widelier followed role model.
        Like Umm Kulthumm, Rumi, Hafez, Mahmoud Darwish, Abdelhalim Hafez, Nabuib Mahfouz (and even Christian singer Feiruz, another icon of the Arab world) have a wider following in Islam.

      • wiener says:

        Immer der Scheiß Hitler auf der SD Seite, der interessiert bis auf ein paar Ewiggestrige und Altnazis niemanden mehr.

    • Hugo says:

      You are an idiot! “That is Islam” – what a horrible, and ridiculously stupid generalization!

      • jaypee says:

        Yes, it is.
        But look how defensive they get when I write that nazis were Christians.
        It is both stupid AND revealing…

        • Beaumont says:

          Well, you know what Bill Maher always says: “Islam is a religion of peace.There’s a piece of you there, there’s a piece of you there…”
          BTW: I’m working on countering questions pertaining to my countrymen’s (and women’s) behaviour during WWII with the statement – “No German/Austrian could be a NAZI, as this had nothing to do with the real Germany/Austria.” I wonder what the reaction will be…

          • jaypee says:

            Again… there are 1,6 billion Muslims around the world. Why does it seem OK to take the actions of a TERRORIST group and pretend that they are typical of all Muslims?
            Are all Americans like Donald Trump? All Jews like Netanyahu? All Christians like Hitler?

          • Neil van der Linden says:

            Many Germans were Nazi and many Europeans sympathised or collaborated. So certainly Europe aka Christian civilisation bear a responsibility.
            There is a rhetorical problem with ISIS as it wants to hijack the Islamic rhetoric. However indeed as jayvee states there are 1,6 billion Muslims while ISIS, Al Qaeda and Al Nusba are fringe groups. One could rather compare the Roter Armee Fraction.
            Like I wrote before it is much more interesting and rewarding to see the adherence to (the great Egyptian diva, adored by perhaps a billion people on this earth) Umm Kulthumm as typical.

  • Eddie Mars says:

    It’s probably just coincidence that SD’s top RH corner banner ad is for beach holidays in Turkey – the country that’s bankrolling ISIS, buying pirate oil production from ISIS, and shelling the Kurdish forces who are actually dealing with ISIS :((

    So we’ve all been made tacitly complicit in this.

    • Anon says:

      That’s simplistic nonsense. The turks might be opportunistic in ISIS being their useful idiot keeping the Kurds at bay, but bankrolling ISIS are Saudi foundations. And those Saudi foundations have the best ties to CIA black budgets for many decades. Who knows who created that useful idiot ISIS in the first place. I mean if what you want is perpetual war, to justify your world police man abuse of power, ISIS is an ideal vehicle to fight against, don’t you think? Just like all the other “terrorist” entities du jour.

  • Jenny says:

    Maybe he was listening to Schoenberg?

  • Mick says:

    Hitler wanted to dominate the world (or at least Europe), the Russian Bolsheviks certainly did want the whole world, and now some forces within Islam seem to believe they have a good chance to achieve the same. This, I think, is the core of a very global problem, of which entities like IS or Taliban etc. are but a small part. You cut one head and immediately a few more will take its place.

  • JBB says:

    Arise, and go to Ninive the great city, and preach in it: for the wickedness thereof is come up before me.

    (Jonah 1:2, Douay-Rheims)

  • Richard S says:

    May I suggest that you remove this article? The picture featured is described as a “file photo”. It is acknowledged in the Daily Mail article covering this atrocity to be a “file picture of a different execution”. The action depicted in the photograph and the events reported are barbaric in both cases. But they are separate incidents, different lives. By presenting the two as interchangeable in this way, these reports devalue the lives of each of the victims. Base journalism which should not be given any encouragement.

  • Bill Gross says:

    As we all wring our hands and complain and say maybe more refugees should come here, we ignore the solution. It takes direction action in Syria. I suspect that this though is just going to be another Srebenzia. Much talk, no action. It’s nice when you are safe and comfortable in your bed to take the easy way out.

    • Anon says:

      There are those who pull the strings, who want these perpetual wars. It’s actually a defining element of the current policies for the outgoing age of the American global hegemony – probably soon to be rivaled and toppled by the Chinese global hegemony.

      ISIS is nothing but a symptom and useful idiot. It’s not exactly a secret, how things are run these days in broad daylight, you just have to leave for a moment mainstream mass media boulevard and look behind the scenography.

  • John Borstlap says:

    The most chilling entry on SD to date.

  • Derek Williams says:

    The Prime Minister put it well when he said in the Commons a while ago, “we accept that ISIS are ‘not true Islam’. What we need now is for Muslims to show us how they’re not.”

    ISIS, Boko Haram, Hamas, Taliban, Al Qaeda, Al Shabab – all pretenders to the Caliphate, ALL claim to be ‘true Islam’, and ALL claim to be following the holy books of Islam, Qur’an, Hadith, Shariah, to the letter.

    I for one would like the PM’s question answered.