ISIS regularly rapes gay men as punishment for being gay, according to a former member of the terrorist group.
Kamandar Bakhtiar, an defector and former extremist, says he was forced into the Islamic State-Khorasan – an Afghanistan branch located in the hills of the eastern Nangarhar province.
‘During the three months I spent in the ranks of ISIS, I saw the worst things one can imagine on the face of the Earth,’ Bakhtiar told the United Arab Emirates’ Alaan TV.
‘They kill and behead innocent people, plunder the property of regular people, and they do the worst possible things, such as raping homosexuals.’
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ISIS routinely murder anyone caught or accused of gay sex, often throwing them off buildings or stoning them to death.
In just the last few months alone, a man in his 20s, a 15-year-old Syrian boy, and four men – including two of its own members – were killed for being gay. These are the only reported incidents, and it is suggested there may be many more victims.
The Islamic extremist group have describe gay people as the ‘worst of creatures’.
They also 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.