(WARNING: GRAPHIC) ISIS Releases Pictures of Carrying Out Koranic Death Sentences

MEMRI.org posted the following series of pictures and text earlier today (subscription required, shared here with permission):

On January 15, 2015, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a collection of images showing the enforcement of the hudud (Koranic punishment) in Ninawa, Iraq. The images show the execution of two men convicted of homosexuality by throwing them from a tall building; the crucifixion of two men convicted of armed theft; and the stoning of a woman convicted of adultery.

This is the second confirmed case of ISIS executing gay men by throwing them off a tall building. In December 2014, ISIS executed a homosexual in a similar way.[1]

a

"Muslims gather to witness the execution of the hudud"

f

"First homosexual being pushed off a building rooftop"

h

"Second homosexual thrown off a building"

i

Second man plunging to his death (body of the first man thrown is visible on the ground)

d

The two dead men

b

Two thieves awaiting their execution

g

The thieves shot from behind while being crucified

c

Reading the sentencing of the woman prior to stoning

e

ISIS men stoning the woman to death