ISIS persecution of gay men compounds fear for LGBT community in Muslim society where they’re already isolated

Syria FlagDecember 3, 2015, Reported by CBC News – REYHANLI, Turkey — Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) judge read out the sentence against the two men convicted of homosexuality: They would be thrown to their deaths from the roof of the nearby Wael Hotel. He asked one of the men if he was satisfied with the sentence. Death, the judge told him, would help cleanse him of his sin. “I’d prefer it if you shoot me in the head,” 32-year-old Hawas Mallah replied helplessly. The second man, 21-year-old Mohammed Salameh, pleaded for a chance to repent, promising never to have sex with a man again, according to a witness among the onlookers that sunny July morning who gave The Associated Press a rare first-hand account…Story continues below…

Source: ISIS persecution of gay men compounds fear for LGBT community in Muslim society where they’re already isolated – CBS News

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