In another example of what the militant jihadist group considers “justice,” photographs have since surfaced of a group throwing an Iraqi man to death from his building on account of his alleged homosexuality.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – Believed to have been taken in the ISIS-controlled Iraqi town of Mosul, the graphic images show a man being pushed to his death before a large crowd that had gathered in the main square below.
One photograph, taken from the top of the building, shows the man from behind, blindfolded, his hands tied across his back. He is shown being pushed to his certain death off the ledge by his executioner.
In another photo, a jihadist, his face covered with a balaclava, is shown reading out the apparent sentence that was ruled in the extremists’ “Sharia court.”
Yet another caption for another photo says the man had been convicted of the practices of the “people of Lot,” which refers to sodomy.
The unidentified man must be “thrown from a high place,” the caption reads.
This serves as a mere warm-up for some more grotesque depictions of ISIS’ “justice. Down on the ground, two men accused of banditry have been tied to makeshift metal crosses.
Strung up tightly with yellow and green ribbon around their wrists, the men were hanged from the crosses, wincing in agony.
In contrast, both prisoners are shown wearing casual clothing in lieu of the standard orange jumpsuit, commonly worn by many Islamic State prisoners in recent many high profile execution videos.
Their blindfolds appear to have partially slipped from their eyes, allowing them to possibly see the surrounding hostile crowd.
Two masked IS fighters, dressed in khaki military fatigues are seen standing behind the two crucified men. Upon drawing their pistols, the fighters shoot the two alleged bandits in cold blood, as the suspects’ motionless bodies remain tied to the metal crosses to the delight of an all-male crowd.
The date of these executions is unknown. Photographs of a man being thrown from a roof by ISIS members, apparently in the same place first emerged in December.
Increasingly strict, medieval forms of law have been implemented as the jihadists consolidate their control of parts of Iraq and Syria.