Monday, 4 January 2016

ISIS: A Fairy Story

The 15-year-old victim was thrown to his death off a high building in Deir ezzor province in Syria after being sentenced to death by an Islamic court.

According to Islamic State’s radical interpretation of Sharia law, homosexuality is considered an offence punishable by death.

A witness said the execution took place in public, in front of a large gathering of local civilians in the area.

The ISIS commander who raped him is believed to be Abu Zaid al-Jazrawi, who previously appeared in a video showing child soldiers executing prisoners in a sickening twist on the game of hide and seek.

Al-Jazrawi was reportedly flogged and sent to fight on the frontline in Iraq as punishment.

His actions add creedence to some analysts' claims that homosexuality, coupled with self-loathing, is rife among ISIS fighters.

Their apparent extreme machismo and violence is considered to be a front to cover their sexual desire for men, and homosexual acts are reportedly commonplace on the Daesh frontline.

Media activist Sarai al-Din said: “The boy was accused of being engaged in a homosexual relation with the prominent ISIS officer.

“[The ISIS militant leader] was forced to leave Syria and join the fighting fronts in northwestern Iraq.

"The decision has been taken by the ISIS leadership.” ...


This story has appeared in most media - though this vulgar Freudian analysis appears to be the Express's own* - the source is one quote in this article in ARA News.

Not one has asked 'meda activist Sarai al-Din' what evidence he has, or how he would know this.

Fagburn has not found any evidence he exists yet, but will keep looking...

* There's an interesting connection between Islamism and machismo, and pederasty has been documented in other fundamentalist muslim cultures, but the much-repeated belief that 'the biggest homophobes are secretly gay' is utter tosh.

Update: Tim Teeman writes a thoughtful piece about the Islamism/pederasty paradox for The Daily Beast, but takes the above news story as a fact, and some might ask if it's correct to use 'gay' here.


  1. " 'the biggest homophobes are secretly gay' is tosh."

    That goes against what is believed by 98% of the commenters on PN and GSN. You are being homophobesaregayphobic.

  2. Whilst you're busy researching whether ISIS is being defamed maybe you'll find time to publish the rebuttal from African gays on the NYT story?

    I am literally holding my breath. Mate.