The man was accused of 'purposefully killing a Muslim to take his money' in a Sharia court set up by terror cell The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria who have overrun the city of Raqqa, northern Syria.
Such a crime, according to Sharia doctrine, is punishable by death, but how he should be executed is less specific. In this man's case, he was blindfolded and led from the court to the city's centre and shot in the head at point-blank range. His lifeless body was then tied to wooden cross on a makeshift stage and left in the sun for all to see
It is unclear exactly what the dead man stole, but a video of his grisly death, filmed on a mobile phone, was posted on social network sites this week.
The group behind his execution is the same outfit that sponsored father-of-three Abdul Waheed Majeed, a former lorry-driver from Crawley, West Sussex, who blew himself to pieces last month when he drove a lorry packed with explosives through the walls of Aleppo prison in the war-torn country.
Relatives have told how he had worked for the Highways Agency in the UK but gave up his job six months ago to join a convoy running aid into Syria.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have taken a Christian church in the city and dish out Islamic punishments at a Sharia court.
An intelligence source told The Sun: 'The aim is to generate fear. Justice does not come into it. DM.