According to a report released this week, ISIS in Libya have reportedly released photos of members burning musical instruments.
The photos, posted on The Daily Mail on Feb. 18, show masked ISIL members holding weapons, looking on as piles of drums burn in front of them. The instruments were allegedly seized by ISIL police and later burned near the eastern Libyan city of Derna.
“Hesbah seized these un-Islamic musical instruments in the state of Warqa [also known as Derna],”,” according to a statement posted on the Daily Mail‘s website. The statement further notes the instruments were “burnt in accordance with Islamic law.”
The Mail also reports that earlier this year musicians were beaten and their instruments destroyed by ISIL police. They were reportedly assaulted for playing the keyboard.
Earlier this month, a former rapper Deso Dogg (real name Denis Cuspert), 39, was named an ISIS terrorist by the U.S. State Department.
“Cuspert is emblematic of the type of foreign recruit ISIL seeks for its ranks — individuals who have engaged in criminal activity in their home countries who then travel to Iraq and Syria to commit far worse crimes against the people of those countries,” the State Department announcement said of the German native.