John M. Becker

Report: ISIS Stones Two Gay Men to Death

Filed By John M. Becker | November 25, 2014 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: death penalty, ISIS, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, Islamic State, killing gays, stoning

throwing-a-stone.jpgAccording to Agence France Presse, the militant Islamic group ISIS reportedly stoned two men to death in Syria yesterday for homosexuality:

"The IS today stoned to death a man that it said was gay," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that the victim was around 20 years old.

He was killed in Mayadeen in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, near the border with Iraq.

The Britain-based Observatory said IS claimed it found videos on his mobile phone showing him "practising indecent acts with males".

In a separate incident on Tuesday, an 18-year-old was also stoned to death in Deir Ezzor city after the group said he was gay, the Observatory said.

Activists on social media said that the dead men were opponents of IS and that the group had used the allegation as a pretext to kill them.

These are the group's first two executions for alleged homosexuality.

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