Islamic State have reportedly been employing “honeytraps” to coerce men into homosexuality before executing them.
Members of the terrorist group, which has published a number of graphic videos featuring the murder of supposed gay men, holds power across parts of Iraq, Syria and Libya.
According to dissident groups working in the area, ISIS religious police have been pretending to be gay men in order to coax others out of hiding, before arresting and executing them.
A source told the Star: “They set up dates to coax them into being arrested and executed.
“Homosexuality is viewed as the most disgusting practice by the regime.
“Jihadists have been seeking to entrap gay guys in sting operations.
“Sometimes the men are lucky if they have money and can pay a ransom but often they are taken straight to their deaths.”
Men in the videos are often thrown from tall buildings and stoned to death.
In some of the clips, large crowds gather to watch the executions and pelt the men with stones.
ISIS militants recently threatened to throw homosexuals off the Leaning Tower of “Pizza”.
Members of ISIS took to Twitter to warn that they were coming to “Rome” to “use your leaning tower of pizza to throw off homosexuals”.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa – which is not spelled Pizza – is actually located in the town of Pisa, nearly 200 miles from Rome.