Report: ISIS Militants Have Executed at Least 30 Gays
ISIS hurled two more gay men from rooftops in July.
The men were stoned when they hit the ground.
— IraqiSuryani (@IraqiSuryani) July 23, 2015
This week the head of an international gay rights group told the United Nations that ISIS has executed at least 30 gays since taking power in Syria-Iraq in 2014.
The Guardian reported:
Jessica Stern, the executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, told the council that courts established by Isis in Iraq and Syria claimed to have punished sodomy with stoning, firing squads and beheadings and by pushing men from tall buildings.
Fear of the extremist group, which controls about a third of Syria and Iraq, was fuelling violence by others against LGBT individuals, she said.
Subhi Nahas, a gay refugee from the Syrian city of Idlib, told the council that President Bashar al-Assad’s government “launched a campaign accusing all dissidents of being homosexuals” when the country’s uprising started in 2011. Soon afterwards gay hangouts were raided and many people were arrested and tortured. “Some were never heard from again,” he said.
When the al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front took Idlib in 2012, he said, its militants announced “they would cleanse the town of those involved in sodomy”. Arrests and killings of accused homosexual people followed. In 2014 when Isis took the city, the violence worsened, he said.
“At the executions hundreds of townspeople, including children, cheered jubilantly as at a wedding,” Nahas said. “If a victim did not die after being hurled off a building, the townspeople stoned him to death. This was to be my fate, too.”
In July ISIS hurled four gays off a building in Fallujah.
ISIS murdered four more gays in Fallujah.
The terrorists tossed the gays off the top of a four story building.
The terrorist group has previously carried out the sickening punishment in their de-facto capital, Raqqa, in Syria. Now the inhumane death sentence has been used in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.
The gruesome propaganda photos appear to be an attempt by the depraved militant group to reinforce its rule of fear, Mail Online reports.
— Hamosh (@Hamosh84) July 1, 2015