An illustrative, undated picture of a woman in a niqab led by Islamic State members to her stoning after being accused of infidelity (Photo credit: YouTube screenshot)
BEIRUT, Lebanon — A Syrian woman stoned by the jihadist Islamic State group for alleged adultery and left for dead miraculously walked away from the brutal punishment, a monitor said Friday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadist group sentenced the woman to be “stoned for adultery” in the town of Raqqa, the IS stronghold in northern Syria.
Militants carried out the punishment and “stoned her until they thought she had died,” said the Britain-based monitor.
But just as they had stopped pelting her with stones, the woman stood up and tried to flee.
“An IS militant was about to open fire at her when an Islamist jurist intervened and stopped him saying it was God’s will that she did not die,” said the Observatory, without specifying when it happened.
The IS jurist told the woman she can walk free but that she must “repent”…