Everything about this behavior is reprehensible, but when ISIS fighters hug the allegedly gay men before they kill them, and tell them they will be forgiven in heaven, that is especially repugnant. The hypocrisy of these Islamists is almost as stunning as the hypocrisy of the Left in the United States. Speaking of which, why haven't they spoken up about the persecution of homosexuals in the Middle East? Are they still too busy rampaging against a non-existent gay persecution in Indiana? The least they can do is start a Twitter hashtag campaign.
By Deborah Hastings
ISIS terrorists are luring gay men to their deaths by posing as homosexuals, going out on dates and embracing them just before they are publicly executed in Syria.
Photographs of men being pushed out windows and off rooftops have been circulating on social media, as well as images of men being stoned to death for "offenses against Islam," the terrorists claim.
More shocking photos have recently been appearing of blindfolded men being hugged before they are put to death, a gesture that apparently means God will forgive them after death, according to the Syrian group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, Britain's The Independent reported Friday. Raqqa is the defacto capital of ISIS in Syria.
"ISIS has never forgiven one person," said activist Abu Mohammed Hussam. "They kill people and then say when God will forgive. They hug the men to show the people who are watching that ISIS is not at fault."
The extremist group has published a list of so-called offenses that will result in automatic execution. Among them are homosexuality, adultery, blasphemy and consorting with the enemy.
Brutal images of public beheadings, stonings, and people being shoved from roofs have been increasingly posted on social media sites by the terrorists.
There have been reports of men claiming they were lured on dates by ISIS members pretending to be gay, then kidnapped and held for ransom until their families paid.