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The fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in a working-class neighborhood of Corsicana, in northeast Texas. Flames spread along the walls, bursting through doorways, blistering paint and tiles and furniture. Smoke pressed against the ceiling, then banked downward, seeping into each room and through crevices in the windows, staining the morning sky.
Buffie Barbee, who was eleven years old and lived two houses down, was playing in her back yard when she smelled the smoke. She ran inside and told her mother, Diane, and they hurried up the street; that’s when they saw the smoldering house and Cameron Todd Willingham standing on the front porch, wearing only a pair of jeans, his chest blackened with soot, his hair and eyelids singed. He was screaming, “My babies are burning up!” His children—Karmon and Kameron, who were one-year-old twin girls, and two-year-old Amber—were trapped inside.
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ISIS fighter jokes about throwing gays off buildings in online Q&A

A gay man is about to be thrown off a building rooftop by ISIS fighters in Iraq in August 2015.
A gay man is about to be thrown off a building rooftop by ISIS fighters
in Iraq in August 2015.
A Dutch-born Islamic State fighter has hosted an online Q&A – in which he joked about executing gay people.

The New York Times picked up that Israfil Yilmaz – who quit the Royal Netherlands Army in 2013 in order to fight for IS – took a number of questions on Tumblr.

Fielding questions on his blog, which has since been suspended, he said of gay people: “Do the whole world a favor and throw them off the highest building you can find :-)”.

He also revealed that the group had banned the use of iPhones and Apple-owned products – and explained that using Tumblr is only ‘haram’ (forbidden) if you use it for “the wrong reasons”.

The fighter also bragged about the group’s atrocities in Paris, citing France’s complicities in wars.

He wrote: “The blood of a Muslim is not cheap, and whoever takes from the blood of a Muslim for no reason should know that one day a Muslim will take revenge for the blood of that same Muslim.

“Just because they carpet bomb innocent Muslims from high in the skies and use proxies on the ground for the dirty work it’s less evil right?”

The group has executed hundreds of men for homosexuality as it expands beyond its strongholds.

The United Nations Security Council recently discussed the group’s tactics in persecuting LGBT people, as well as spreading terror and committing other atrocities.

Source: Pink News, Nick Duffy, November 23, 2015

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