ISIS Hires Disabled Executioner – But Is It Enough To Satisfy Critics Of Its Employment Practices?

Has Islamic State recruited a disabled executioner to boost its ‘equal opportunities credentials’ in Libya?

he Islamic State has employed a wheelchair-bound executioner to terrorise residents in its new stronghold in Libya, a human rights report revealed on Wednesday.

The executioner, who appears in propaganda photos showing the shooting of an alleged spy, may have been chosen by Isis as part of a crude attempt to show it is an “equal opportunities” organisation.

An account of how he executed in a man in a public square in the Libyan city of Sirte is given a new report by Human Rights Watch, which says the group has executed up to 49 people since seizing control of Sirte in February 2015.