ISIS claimed to have cleansed a man of the sin of homosexuality in the name of Islam by stoning him and then throwing him blindfolded off the top of a building in Manbij city in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo. It is the latest atrocity committed under Islamic Sharia “law.”
The man was accused of sodomy and arrested and subjected to the medieval system of Sharia law. Citizens were called to a building under construction for the execution. The Sharia faux-court explained that “Throwing gays this way will cleanse their sins.”
The execution was filmed by ISIS and released to supporters around the world under the banner “Do not reach Allah’s boundaries.” It is clear that such grotesque signs turn the stomachs of most people, including many Muslims, but appeal to some Muslims who are the targets for ISIS recruitment.
We have previously discussed this technique of tossing gays people from the tops of buildings. It is a religious version of a thrill kill and ISIS clearly believes that it is a major recruiting tool given the production of this new video.
Of course, just to keep the record straight, our closest allies like Saudi Arabia mete out Sharia punishment and criminalize homosexuality. Indeed, Saudi prosecutors are reportedly seeking the death penalty for dozens of people who admit that they are homosexuals.