Female dentist 'guilty' of treating male patient executed by Islamic StateThe brutalityunleashed by the Islamic State has reached new heights. Now, ISIS has executed a female dentist who was found 'guilty' of treating a male patient.
Dr Rou’aa Diab was a dentist in the historic city of Al-Mayadeen, located on the border of Iraq. Two days ago, she was nabbed by the Islamic State, along with four others. She was summarily executed without even the facade of a trial. The reasoning for the execution was bizarre, under the crime of “treating male patients”.
Diab’s death has created widespread dismay and anger in Al-Mayadeen, an area where the Islamic State continues to assert its brutal power. As the conflict reaches a feverish pitch in the war-ravaged country, the jihadist organisation has increased such brazen use of power. It is a potent tool to intimidate commoners.
Diab is one of the many civilians executed by the Islamic State over the last seven days. Syrian Government sources claim 700 civilians from a tribe in Deir ez-Zor were executed last week. Violence between tribal factions in Deir ez-Zor and the Islamic State has escalated over the last two weeks. Ironically these two groups used to have a good relationship earlier.