Man accused of being gay brutally executed by ISIS in Iraq
ISIS has publicly executed another man accused of being gay by throwing him from a rooftop in northwestern Iraq.
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The young man was convicted of being “a homosexual” in the Nineveh province after being detained.
The victim is the latest of dozens of men perceived to be gay to have been executed by the militant group.
ARA News Network published the story which has not been independently verified, showing footage of the man being thrown to his death.
According to the report, a crowd had gathered, who threw stones at the man’s body after he hit the ground.
“The young man was brutally thrown from the top of a tall building in front of dozens of people,” a local media activist told ARA News.
In the video of the execution, a member of ISIS says: “Those who dare to oppose Allah’s Sharia and the Caliphate’s rules deserve punishment.”
Such punishment is often the result of Shariah law being carried out by “judges” or “courts” who decide whether the accused is guilty.
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Two months ago, Omar Mateen took to the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49.
Mateen called authorities and declared his loyalty to ISIS before he was killed at the scene.
Hillary Clinton visited the nightclub, and spoke at a roundtable event to say she would make changes to protect LGBT+ people from being targeted.
Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump also said he would do “everything in his power” to protect LGBT people, despite having held anti-LGBT stances for some time.
But in later comments, Trump accused President Obama and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of being the “founders of ISIS”.