Islamic extremists have stoned a 15-year-old boy in Syria to death for the ‘crime’ of being gay.
Crowds gathered in Mayadin, a city in the eastern Deir ez-Zor province, to watch the horrific execution.
The boy, Jamal Nassir al-Oujan, was arrested by the ISIS-led Islamic police on Sunday (22 May).
After a short trial, the Sharia Court found him ‘guilty’ of sodomy and ruled he should be killed by stoning.
‘Al-Oujan was brutally stoned to death by ISIS militants in Jaradiq square in the Mayadin city on Monday afternoon,’ an eyewitness told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.
‘Also, some civilians were forced to participate in stoning the victim,’ the source added. ‘The brutal scene has shocked all residents of Mayadin.’
It is claimed Islamic extremists murder gay people in this way to ‘cleanse them of their sins’.
This murder comes after ISIS, also known as Da’esh and ISIL, released a propaganda video that delivered a clear, terrifying warning to what happens to gay people in countries under their control. In the video, it shows one man being thrown off a roof in front of a baying mob in the ground. One is stoned to death by a mob. Another is beheaded by a bloody sword.
ISIS have described gay people as the ‘worst of creatures’.