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Foreign Office release statement condemning ISIS gay killings

By Josh Haggis

The Foreign Office have condemned the recent executions of gay men carried out by ISIS.

The extremist group – who inflict a wide range of punishments on those it believes have infringed on Islamic law – executed an allegedly gay man this week after claiming they had evidence that he was having a “homosexual affair”. Find out more here


In a statement released today (February 4), the Foreign Office have urged people to understand that ISIS do not represent the Islamic religion.

“ISIS is not Islam. It is extremism hiding under the banner of religion in order to carry out barbaric, appalling atrocities against Muslims and non-Muslims alike. ISIS makes no distinction between cultures countries or religion. We condemn ISIS’s treatment of all people, including LGBT individuals.”

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