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Report: ISIS Issues Fatwa to Kill Downs Syndrome Children

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The Islamic State issued a fatwa condemning to death children with Down’s syndrome, according to the Facebook page Mosul Eye, which says it reports news from within Islamic-State-occupied Mosul.

“The Shar'i Board of ISIL issued an ‘Oral Fatwa’ to its members authorizing them to ‘kill newborn babies with Down's Syndrome and congenital deformities and disabled children.

“The Fatwa was issued by one of ISIL's Shar'i judges, a Saudi judge named ’Abu Said Aljazrawi’.”

Mosul Eye claimed to have recorded “more than 38 confirmed cases of killing babies with congenital deformities and Down's Syndrome, aged between one week to three months.”

Clarion Project has not been able to independently verify the existence of the fatwa.

For more information about the Islamic State, see Clarion Project’s Special Report: The Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL)

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Meira Svirsky

Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org