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  • ISIS Executes Two Men For Being Gay By Throwing Them From Rooftop To Their Death

    In a barbaric, terrifying act, ISIS executed two men "convicted" of being gay, by tossing them from a rooftop of a tall building, to the crowd below.

    Caution: graphic images and details – trigger warning.

    ISIS, the terrorist group known also as the Islamic State or ISIL, Thursday released images of an execution of two unnamed men who were "convicted" of homosexuality. The executions were carried out in Iraq, either in Mosul or, more likely, Ninawa.

    The images have spread virally via Twitter and mainstream news outlets are beginning to report them as well. The Daily Beast reports the images "were distributed by ISIS social media accounts."

    In areas of Iraq and Syria where ISIS has taken over, public executions are common. They have been a staple of the group’s puritanical interpretation of Islamic law since before it took control of Mosul and declared itself the Calpihate, or Islamic State.

    Death is shown in high resolution—the killing carefully composed inside the frame. These images belong to a deliberate social media and information strategy. Like all good Internet propaganda the images are made to be readily “shareable” and appear to have been released with the intent that they travel to a broader audience. It worked. Obscene and merciless, it’s a reflection of the state of life under ISIS rule.

    Radio Free Europe (RFERL) describes the photo above, saying it "shows the victim being held by another man, apparently his executioner, on the edge of a rooftop. Text accompanying the photograph says that the man is being punished with 'Hadd,' meaning a punishment that is determined in the Koran and the Hadith for crimes considered to go against the rights of God. The caption noted that the man had committed the crime of the practices of the 'people of Lot,' a euphemism for sodomy, and that he must be killed by being 'thrown from a high place.'"

    The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a right wing group, via PJ Tatler, reports it as "the second confirmed case of ISIS executing gay men by throwing them off a tall building. In December 2014, ISIS executed a homosexual in a similar way."

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    • commented 2015-01-18 16:17:09 -0500
      Oh sure thing, Docker – your ‘exculpatory’ examples forthcoming, but not before I straighten my bow-tie and get my discerning face on. And in the meanwhile, I’ll wait for your inculpatory evidence to suggest otherwise. Christ..

    • commented 2015-01-18 15:15:04 -0500
      Lance:
      Please identify three exculpatory ways in which Christian Extremism differs from Muslim Extremism. Thank you.

    • commented 2015-01-18 15:03:51 -0500
      That someone would say Christian / Muslim extremist – what’s the different, is not only rediculous on the face of it, but shows how little people know about what’s really occuring outside of their simple worlds.

    • commented 2015-01-17 21:01:59 -0500
      Barbarians, plain and simple.

    • commented 2015-01-17 14:12:41 -0500
      HERE is my comment about this, sent out to all #ArabSpring Groups I have supported.
      ’So after a long sickening day of absorbing this… HERE is my comment: I am a LONG TERM #ArabSpring supporter from the 3rd day there was news out of #TAHRIR SQUARE, in #CAIRO…Followed #Egypt, #Bahrain, #Tunisia, #Libya and now the interminable Butcher Dr Assad in #Syria, Support #KURDs and #peshmerga and #YPG and #YPJ Supported our @iava veterans …but ashamed to have caused all that destruction.

      BUT BEFORE THAT I am a complete #ISLAMAPHOBE for any #Muslim (or #Christian or #Buddhist or #Hindu or #Atheist ) who thinks #Religion has anything to do with INVALIDATING a persons worth to himself.
      So, not just do I hate #ISIS but any Muslim who thinks being #lgbt #lgbti #LGBTQIA is ‘wrong.’ Think again — GROW UP and see the world in Reality, not just with your immature dogmatic Religious BLINDFOLDS ON. ’

      NOTE: in other comments I relayed that this also, for me, applies to Womens Rights Equality, All Racial Equality as well as Identity equality..

    • commented 2015-01-17 07:18:22 -0500
      Christian or Muslim extremist….What’s the difference?

    • commented 2015-01-17 04:29:53 -0500
      Well…
      WaddaYaKnow…
      Christians and Muslims…
      .Brought together by the Gay Community

      Praise JeeeZusss!
      Hallelujah!
      Et cetera. Et cetera. Et cetera.

    • commented 2015-01-17 01:04:49 -0500
      Odd how our Christian extremists compared LGBT people to ISIS.

      Why do we as a population of good diverse humans put up with this shit when we out number them ?
      Why do we tolerate the hate speech and fear mongering among our own countrymen?
      Why can’t our armed services and allies stop these sneaky nutjobs? How much more will they get away with because we can’t seem to be aggressive enough? I’m not talking Sherman’s March, but a different strategy and find them. I feel for the peaceful Muslims. They are taking a lot of shit for the actions of the extremists. Just like we tend to lump all Christians together because of their extremists. The thing is, the good ones out number the bad ones but are are not doing enough to stop them or even shout them down.

    • commented 2015-01-16 20:01:09 -0500
      The religion of peace strikes again.

    • commented 2015-01-16 19:24:56 -0500
      The gay community has to do more than take notice of all this fucking barbarism. They need to organize and go after these terrorist and throw them from a rooftop and defend themselves from all the abuse everywhere. I hope it happens very soon…enough.

    • commented 2015-01-16 19:22:51 -0500
      One should not dignify these murderers with the acronym ISIS, but we should use their own name (that they dislike) Daesh. Daesh is an acronym for al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi Iraq wa al-Sham and the Arabic refers to the terrorist group’s activities of murder, carnage, etc.

      Like Jewish and Christian terrorists, from the Ultra-Orthodox to the evangelical extremists of such groups of hate as the American Family Association, Graham Ministries, Lord & Lamb and others, are by intent and verbiage support and even endorse the carnage of Daesh. The greatest enemy of all people are the “faith-feelers” who proclaim that they alone have the only god, the only way to their exclusive paradise, and they alone can meet out punishment to mortals that their god is too busy to inflict. It is time to stand against Daesh and Americans evangelical extremists.

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