IGLHRC urges caution while reporting Islamic State extremists punishing gay people

Published: January 26, 2015

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The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission has strongly cautioned against labeling the men gay in photos and videos showing them being thrown to their depths from a high tower by Islamic State extremists.

The commission has urged “people of conscience generally in the strongest possible terms against assuming that the men identified as ‘gay’ and against assuming the men engaged in homosexual acts (because) other than the photos themselves, very little is known about these executions.”
This was after video and pictures of Islamic State atrocities recently emerged including two men being thrown to their deaths and reported that this was punishment for being gay.

The group known as the Islamic State has conquered large swathe of Iraq and Syria and are enforcing a recently published tyrannical code of punishments ranging from flogging and amputation to crucifixion and other grotesque forms of capital punishments.

Death is reserved for most offences such as blasphemy, adultery, spying, apostasy, banditry. It also stipulates death for any person committing sodomy, as well as for the one receiving it.

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