Syrian activists say an Islamic State (IS) cleric who objected to the militant group's decision to burn a captive Jordanian pilot to death has been banned and may be punished.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on February 6 that the cleric, a Saudi national, had voiced his objections during a meeting of an IS clerical body.
It reported that the Saudi cleric, who had said those responsible for the pilot's killing should face trial, may himself face a trial-like process and punishment by the miltant group.
IS militants released a video this week showing the pilot, Muath al-Kasasbeh, being burned alive in a cage.
The killing was been widely condemned by Muslim clerics.
A prominent radical preacher considered a spiritual mentor for many Al-Qaeda militants lashed out against IS militants for burning the pilot to death.
Abu Muhammad al-Maqdesi said the action was "not acceptable in any religion."
Maqdesi spoke a day after being released from more than three months in detention in Jordan.
Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and Reuters