Washington DC-based Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) published the interview with the former member of ISIS in which he claimed that it was a norm in the group to sexually assault the men accused of homosexuality in order to punish them.
Kamandar Bakhtiar said that being with ISIS he saw “the worst thing one can imagine on the face of the Earth”. “They kill and behead innocent people, plunder the property of regular people, and they do the worst possible things, such as raping homosexuals,” he adds.
Bakhtiar says the actions of the group run contrary to the teachings of Islam. The terrorist group is well known for executing men accused of homosexuality.