The Islamic State (ISIS) has released gruesome photos that allegedly show militants executing gay men by throwing them from the top of a tall building in Mosul, Iraq.
According to VICE news:
The first still image shows a crowd gathered on a square on a cloudy day. The shot is taken from the top of a brown building that appears to be seven or eight stories high. The caption at the bottom of the screen says, “The Muslims come to watch the application of the law.”
The text at the bottom appears to reference the prisoner as “one of Lot’s people.” The reference is to the biblical inhabitants of Lot’s towns of Sodom and Gomorrah, whose people sinned and were punished by God in the Old Testament for committing sexually deviant acts.
Some Muslims say the Prophet Mohammad said that homosexuality should be punished with death.
The next photo is horrifying, and shows the man in mid-air, falling from the building, with the body of another man on the concrete below him.