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ISIS cowardly thugs throw gay man off a roof as crowd watches below

Another man thrown off a building to for being gay by ISIS cowardly thugs,  in the city of  Rawa, Iraq, in January 2016.
Another man thrown off a building to for being gay by ISIS cowardly thugs,
in the city of  Rawa, Iraq, in January 2016.
Another gay man has been murdered in public by Daesh, the group known as Islamic State.

As part of its continued campaign of terror, the group has publicly executed hundreds of men accused of homosexuality, by stoning and throwing them off buildings.

The group often boasts about the executions online – showing the large crowds who gather to help stone the men to death and ‘celebrate’.

A man was thrown to his death in the Iraqi city of Rawa this week, after being accused of homosexuality.

He was led to the top of a tall building while a crowd gathered below.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron cited the group’s persecution of gay people while building the case for intervention in Syria.

He had said:”Let us be clear: people will not return to Syria if part of it is under the control of an organisation that enslaves Yazidis, throws gay people off buildings, beheads aid workers, and forces children to marry before they are even ten years old.

“We cannot separate the humanitarian work from dealing with Daesh itself.”


Rawa, Iraq, January 2016
Rawa, Iraq, January 2016

Rawa, Iraq, January 2016
Rawa, Iraq, January 2016


Source: Pink News, Nick Duffy, January 18, 2016
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