Hundreds of people gathered below a tall building in Iraq to watch ISIL fighters reportedly execute three men accused of being gay, shocking pictures reveal.
WARNING REPORT CONTAINS GRAPHIC DISTURBING IMAGES
Below the tall building, hundreds of people gather to watch as three men are thrown to their deaths after reportedly being accused of being gay. The disturbing pictures from Twitter user @Raqqa_Si, a campaign group against ISIS and the Assad regime in Raqqa Syria, show the bloodied bodies of two men on the ground as a third is thrown to his death.
The three men pictured, thought to be under the age of 40, were blindfolded then pushed from the top of the building by the extremist group, which controls part of Iraq and Syria.
Execution by these means has become a common sight with at least one public execution of this type happening once a month. It is a particularly brutal means of killing, as victims don’t always die on impact.
According to the Raqqa_Si the crowd then stoned the men.
— الرقة تذبح بصمت (@Raqqa_SL) June 2, 2015
This is just the latest in a series of executions of men, accused of being gay by ISIS fighters in Iraq. Homosexuality is illegal under Sharia Law.
SHARIA WHAT DOES IT MEAN:
- 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
In April ISIS fighters hugged their victims before stoning them to death.
Homosexuality it would appear is not actually illegal in Iraq, however many LGBTs suffer from discrimination,abuse and honour killings.