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The Aum Shinrikyo Executions: Why Now?

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With the execution of Aum Shinrikyo leader and six of his followers, Japan looks to leave behind an era of tragedy. 
On July 6, 2018, Japanese authorities executed seven members of the religious movement Aum Shinrikyo (Aum true religion, or supreme truth), which carried out the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin attack and a series of other atrocities. None of the seven of the executed men were directly involved in releasing the gas on that tragic day; four of those who did remain under a death sentence, and their executions may be imminent.
The seven executed were involved in planning and organizing the various crimes committed by Aum. Asahara Shoko (born Matsumoto Chizuo), was the founder and leader of the movement, having developed the doctrinal system instrumental to Aum’s violence and its concept of a final cosmic war of good (Aum) against evil (the corrupt material world and everyone — from the Japanese government to the general public — who lived in it). Asahara is believed to have given …

Libyan Muslims Throw Alleged Gay Men Off Rooftop

Screenshot from the video of ISIS militants throwing gay men off a rooftop in Libya
Screenshot from the video of ISIS militants throwing gay men off a rooftop in Libya
With the poisonous gas attack in Syria, the world is seeing once again the lack of respect for life of the innocent.

But just days before the gas attack another horrific incident occurred overseas.

A video of Muslim men throwing accused homosexuals from a rooftop in Libya was posted to Twitter by a local journalist on Sunday. 

The killing was done as a form of punishment for disobeying the Sharia law, a strict interpretation of an Islamic set of principles, according to Tarek Fatah.

The authenticity of the video was unclear, but in the 45-second clip, apparent Muslims can be seen chanting "Allah-U-Akbar" as they throw four purportedly gay people off a rooftop. 

The incident allegedly took place in Libya, and the date, as well as the victims' gender, were unknown. 

Towards the end of the clip, a bystander walked toward the unmoving bodies. 

However, it remained unclear if he was a part of the act since he stood on the sidewalk as the bodies dropped one by one.

Under Sharia law, homosexuality "is a vile form of fornication, punishable by death," according to TheReligionofPeace.com.

Source: Instinct Magazine, Adam Dupuis, April 5, 2017

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