LGBT soldiers are going after ISIS in Syria

New York Post – by Tamir Lupin

A group of volunteer soldiers announced this week the first ever LGBT unit formed to kick ISIS butt.

The Queer Insurrection and Liberation Army, or TQILA (pronounced “Tequila”), is now fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria, the group announced Monday, according to Newsweek.  

“TQILA’s members have watched in horror as fascist and extremist forces around the world have attacked the Queer community and murdered countless of our community members citing that they are ‘ill,’ ‘sick’ and ‘unatural,’” the volunteer fighters group, International Revolution People’s Guerilla Forces (IRPGF), wrote on Twitter when announcing the formation of the new unit.

The IRPGF is a group of foreign fighters who traveled to northern Syria to fight ISIS alongside the Kurdish militia, People’s Protection Unit, known as YPG.

The new LGBT unit said it was driven to battle after seeing how ISIS targeted their community.

“The images of gay men being thrown off roofs and stoned to death by Daesh was something we could not idly watch,” they said.

The group also posted an image of two soldiers brandishing a banner reading, “These f——s kill fascists,” in front their logo, a pink flag with a black AK-47 machine gun, and a rainbow flag in Raqqa, with the caption “#Queers smashing the caliphate.”

ISIS courts have declared homosexuality a capital offense punishable by death. Since its rise in Iraq in 2014, the terrorist group has released anti-gay propaganda showing men accused of homosexuality blindfolded and being thrown off roofs in front of large crowds, and then stoned if they survived the fall.

ISIS also claimed responsibility for the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting last year, in which gunman Omar Mateen murdered 49 people.

4 thoughts on “LGBT soldiers are going after ISIS in Syria

  1. ….”LGBT unit formed to kick ISIS butt.”

    This is funny. Watch out ISIS, they’re coming for your butt.

    1. “Dominic | دومينيك‏ @domihol Jul 29

      … just when you thought #USA’s #SDF-#YPG fake in #Syria can’t get any more fake – they hit us with this fake 😉 ”

      This guy from SDF seems to think so on his twatter feed…

      amerikan propaganda has sunk to depths unimaginable!

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