Local residents of Iraq's northern city of Mosul killed a security man working for the Islamic State terror group after he sexually harassed a woman in the city, according to reports.
The militant, who was stabbed to death by a mob of local people in the district of Aden in eastern Mosul, was from al-Hisba Police, a security branch of Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, ARA News reported Wednesday.
"Many people (who were seen carrying knives) attacked the official and stabbed him several times all over his body," a witness was quoted as saying. "The perpetrators disappeared before the ISIS-linked police patrols arrived in the area."
The man killed was responsible for ensuring compliance of local residents to regulations made by ISIS, also known as Daesh.
"The jihadi was captured by a group of civilians and slaughtered on charges of sexual harassment," Raafat al-Zarari, a local activist, was quoted as saying.
A Kurdish journalist, Idris Badini, said it is important to look at the religious beliefs of ISIS militants, who are told by the group's leaders that a suicide bomber will get 72 virgins in Heaven and are also given opportunities to indulge in sex while on duty.
"No one denies that these barbaric insurgents (IS) capture women and use them as sex slaves in their areas of control in Syria and Iraq. This is a main motivation for the group's members, to even turn into suicide bombers; they are dying for reaching eternal and unlimited sex," Badini was quoted as saying. "If we did not understand their real motivation for killing themselves and innocent people, we will never be able to defeat them."
In its English propaganda publication, the Sunni terror group last year sought to justify its barbarity, saying it is "Islamic" to capture and forcibly make "infidel" women sexual slaves.
"Before Shaytan [Satan] reveals his doubts to the weak-minded and weak hearted, one should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffar [infidels] and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the Shari'ah that if one were to deny or mock, he would be denying or mocking the verses of the Qur'an and the narration of the Prophet … and thereby apostatizing from Islam," stated the ISIS' propaganda magazine "Dabiq."
ISIS is an offshoot of al-Qaeda and wants to establish a caliphate in the Levant region and beyond. It has gained control over large swathes of territories in Syria and Iraq, and is seeking to expand its territory.