Teenage boy executed by ISIS for being gay


 | Metro Weekly | January 4, 2015

ISIS fighters push a man from a building, File Photo

ISIS fighters push a man from a building, File Photo

Islamic State fighters have executed a 15-year-old boy on charges of homosexuality, after he was found in the house of an ISIS leader.

“The boy was accused of being engaged in a homosexual relation with the prominent ISIS officer Abu Zaid al-Jazrawi,” Sarai al-Din, a media activist, told Syria’s ARA News. Another source told ARA that the boy was captured in the home of al-Jazrawi.

The youth was tried in the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, where he was sentenced to death by being thrown from the top of a building — a common method used by ISIS for those accused of homosexuality. “The horrific execution took place in front of a large crowd,” an eyewitness told ARA.

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