Islamic State issues fatwa saying kill newborns and children with Down’s Syndrome

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Oral fatwa says that kids with Down's Syndrome and other deformities should be executed

The Islamic State (IS) has issued a fatwa saying that newborn babies and children suffering from Down’s Syndrome and other disabilities should be killed, according to an Iraqi activist group, reports Hindustan Times.

Several news reports say that the oral fatwa was issued Abu Said Aljazrawi, one of Islamic States’ Sharia judges. 

The IS has already killed babies and children suffering from deformities. Some of the victims were between one week and three months old.

Down’s Syndrome is a congenital disorder and such children are characterised by a flat face and short neck. They have some degree of intellectual ability.

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Avinash Iyer

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