ISIS executes two men for ‘being gay’ by stoning them in Deir Ezzor
International Business Times - 11/25/2014
Stoning is punishment usually reserved for adulterers. Last month, ISIS reportedly stoned a woman to death in Raqqa after she was accused of committing adultery. She was killed in front of her father while onlookers videotaped it.
“[ISIS] has extreme tactics in terms of its indiscriminate violence against civilians. And it has extreme political preferences in terms of its puritanical Islamist-inspired views,” said Max Abrahms, a Northeastern University professor who studies jihadist groups. “Stoning is an extreme tactic and it was apparently carried out because of the extremeness of the group’s moral beliefs (or perhaps immoral beliefs would be more accurate).”