Citizens in Mosul, Iraq, told outside media the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) threw nine alleged homosexuals off a roof Sunday. The news comes after the UN Security Council met about ISIS’ violence against LGBT people and determined the group has executed 30 homosexuals in the past year.
“Gunmen belonging to ISIS threw on Sunday nine civilians from the top of a high building in the city of Mosul after being accused of homosexuality,” explained one source.
ISIS often executes homosexuals in this manner. Homosexuality is a crime in their Caliphate and “punishable by death.” A man in February survived the fall, but the terrorists “stoned him to death.”
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power organized the UN Security Council meeting, the first time they ever met on the subject.
“It’s about time, 70 years after the creation of the U.N., that the fate of LGBT persons who fear for their lives around the world is taking center stage,” she declared. “This represents a small but historic step.”
Witnesses told the council the terrorists “specifically search and hunt down gay people.” Some even pose as gay men to entrap their victims.
“They hunt them down one by one,” recounted one man known as Adnan, adding, “When they capture people, they go through the person’s phone and contacts and Facebook friends. They are trying to track down every gay man. And it’s like dominoes. If one goes, the others will be taken down too.”
In 2012, Syrian terrorist group Nusra Front told people that “they would cleanse the town of those involved in sodomy.” Subhi Nahas, a gay refugee, said the situation worsened when ISIS took over in 2014.
“At the executions, hundreds of townspeople, including children, cheered jubilantly as at a wedding,” he said. “If a victim did not die after being hurled off a building, the townspeople stoned him to death. This was to be my fate too.”