Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) punished a 15-year-old boy for being gay by throwing him to his death from the roof of a building in Deir al-Zour, Syria. However, his lover, a commander in ISIS was merely flogged and sent to the front fight against the enemy.
“We’ve seen increasing signs of ISIS hypocrisy in recent weeks,” said Clarion Project’s Editor-in-Chief David Harris. “It’s not the first time ISIS meted out the death penalty for homosexuality, but now the organization is in decline in Syria and Iraq it has no problem in not punishing one of its commanders in the same way.”
ISIS is losing ground and fighters around its Middle East base of operations and needs every man it can spare, particularly at the commander level.