Douglas Murray

Isis murder a homosexual man (but presumably it has nothing to do with Islam)

Isis murder a homosexual man (but presumably it has nothing to do with Islam)
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I see that Isis have begun the holiday season by 'executing' (or murdering) a man who they say was homosexual in Syria/Iraq. They did this in the traditional manner, by throwing him off a tall building and then stoning him to death. They have helpfully provided photos of the process online.

An accompanying statement from Isis reads:

'Following the example of Muslims Caliph Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq (ruled 632-634), the Islamic court in Al-Furat province sentenced  a man who performed acts of the people of Lot [i.e.,homosexual acts] to be cast off the highest place in the town and then stoned to death. Allah’s command [is valid] in both the past and the future.'

If they deign to notice this, I expect the usual people to now say (a) That this has nothing to do with Islam/ is not Islamic/is more to do with Buddhism than Islam.  And (b) That thirty years ago some Christian fundamentalist attacked an abortion clinic so it's really not worth worrying about.

Written byDouglas Murray

Douglas Murray is Associate Editor of The Spectator. His most recent book The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity is out now.

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