- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 11, 2016

A new video purportedly released by the Islamic State terrorist group showed a man accused of “homosexual acts” being pushed off the roof of a tall building as children watched.

The video released Wednesday on Islamic State terrorist channels showcased the militant group’s religious police known as “hisbah,” who carry out public executions, stonings and floggings in the name of Sharia, or Islamic law, in the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, Iraq, Heavy.com reported.

The video showed a jihadi preaching before a crowd of men and young boys who had gathered around the building to watch the public execution.

The jihadi said the accused was found guilty of “corruption of thought” and “homosexual acts,” which he said are “forbidden in the caliphate” and warrant punishment by death, according to a translation by The Daily Mail.

The camera panned to the top of the tall building and showed a man perched on the edge of the roof. One of several men crowding around the accused man gave him one hard push on the back and he plummeted to the ground.

The end of the video showed several people running toward the man’s lifeless body. Other executions shown in the video were those of spies, who were shot in the head, and men accused of theft or adultery, who were flogged, Heavy.com reported.

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