CNN's Arwa Damon reports on the series of videos in recent weeks of allegedly gay men being thrown from buildings and stoned to death by ISIS militants while crowds of villagers looks on, and what it means for gay men under threat in Syria and Iraq.
CNN also talks to Sami and his partner, who fled to Istanbul from Syria after someone tried to run them over with a car. They were subsequently threatened by someone on a phone call:
"There was a man that was, first he is saying this time you could have make it and you survived. But the next time you will not."
But even their refuge in Istanbul was threatened. When the ISIS video of the gay killings emerged, one of their fellow housemates made remarks, Sami says:
"He made a very absurd joke about, he was so amused, and he had so much fun watching homosexuals. And he say now gay men can fly."
Watch (note: portion of video repeats after 3:30) the disturbing interview, AFTER THE JUMP…