Bloody images of an Isis mob stoning two men accused of being gay to death have emerged on social media.
According to Terrormonitor.org, the latest gay-hate murders took place in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
A series of horrific images show the two men, who are blindfolded with their hands tied behind their back, being driven to a public location; a street or small square. It’s not clear if the men were a couple or were apprehended independently.
A crowd is then seen throwing rocks at the hapless victims who are laid out on the ground. Subsequent pictures show the presumably dead men surrounding by rocks and stones, their heads and faces covered in blood.
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.
Since June 2014, the group has proudly distributed images and videos of dozens of brutal public killings of gay people. It’s been claimed that in some cases undercover Isis members set up ‘dates’ with gay men in order to lure, capture and execute them.
Most victims of Isis gay executions have been beheaded, thrown off the top of buildings or stoned.
In August, UN Security Council member states were briefed on the appalling violence faced by LGBT people in Isis-held areas of Iraq and Syria.
Some criticised the meeting as being infective and offering no solutions and warned that it could actually lead to more executions which are often used as a means of propaganda by Isis.
In addition to the gay executions, there have also been reports, images and videos of the stoning of women convicted of adultery, and numerous accounts of people executed by Isis militias because of their religious or political affiliation.