Her crime? She lived in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which is controlled by ISIS. And her son is an ISIS fighter. She told him that she wanted to flee Raqqa and ISIS, and escape from their control. And that she wanted her son to come with her. But instead of doing that, her son arrested her, and took her to the local ISIS authorities. They found her guilty of the crime of apostasy (abandoning one's religious faith). Under strict Islamic Sharia law, apostasy is considered to be a capital crime, punishable by death. Sharia law does not allow Muslims to leave their faith. And in the case of ISIS, they believe that their form of Islam is the only true faith, and that all others ( including other Muslims ) are religious heretics. In the most insane twist of all, her son was assigned to carry out his own mother's death sentence!! In a public square, surrounded by a large crowd of people, he put a round from an AK-47 through his own mother's head. What sort of religious fanaticism would be so great that it would allow a person to murder his own mother? To blow out her brains with a rifle? That is just so extremely abnormal and bizarre. If nothing else, this incident shows what utterly extreme religious zealots the followers of ISIS are. And the nature of the threat that our world now faces. Here is a link to a news story about this insanity: http://globalnews.ca/news/2441886/islamic-state-militant-publicly-executes-own-mother/ .