New images have emerged of another shocking “execution” of a man accused of being gay by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis).
In the latest photos, the bound and blindfolded man is shown being pushed off a high building rooftop, said to be the Islamic Court building in Tel Abiad in Raqqa, Syria.
He falls onto the rubble below, after which a mob proceeds to throws rocks at the broken body, presumably to snuff out any possible remaining signs of life.
The method of execution is similar to that used in other recent Isis murders of men accused of homosexuality.
Isis described the latest victim as a “child of Lot”, a reference to the story in the Bible and the Quran of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, reputedly because of homosexuality.
The group previously released photos in December and January of other rooftop killings of gay men.
In early February, another victim survived the fall and was shown sitting up on the ground before being stoned and bludgeoned to death.
Isis is a proponent of a radical interpretation of Sharia religious law which allows for the execution of people for “morality” crimes, including adultery and homosexuality.