In recent months, a sharp increase in propaganda indicates that ISIS has stepped up its campaign to eliminate gay communities from the territories it controls on both sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border. The punishment for such accusations can be public execution. According to a recent issue of ISIS propaganda magazine Dabiq, “sexual deviancy” is a crime punishable by death. The magazine goes on to describe the public execution of man in Raqqah — the group’s main headquarters in Syria — who was thrown from the roof of a building after being found guilty of “engaging in sodomy.”
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