ISIS have reportedly executed four men on charges of homosexuality.
Four men were thrown to their deaths after being found guilty of homosexuality and sodomy on Saturday in the Nineveh province in Iraq.
Two of the men were allegedly part of the ISIS organisation.
The men were thrown from the top floor of a former insurance company’s offices in Mosul. The location is apparently used often for such executions.
A local source told IraqiNews.com that
“ISIS members executed four people, including two of its own members, on charges of homosexuality and sodomy.
“The execution was carried out by throwing the men from the top of a former insurance company building.
“The execution was carried out in dour al-Toub area in central Mosul. Later, the outfit transferred the bodies and threw them at Al-Khasfah hole, situated to the west of Mosul”.
Although the death penalty is not law in either Syria or Iraq, however in Islamic State controlled areas Sharia Law is used the legal system. In Sharia Law gay men face capital punishment.
WHAT IS SHARIA LAW?
Islam’s legal system, derived from the Koran
Informs every aspect of Muslims’ lives
Islamic jurists issue formal guidance through fatwas, or religious edicts
Sharia law includes provisions for capital and corporal punishment but modern scholars say getting to that stage can be difficult
Marriage is treated as a contract in Islam
From The BBC