Gay Man Trapped in Afghanistan: Taliban Is ‘Hunting Us’ and Will Behead Us All
'They will use fire, or they will behead or stone us, and they will enjoy it'
A gay man who is trapped in Kabul, Afghanistan, gave a distressing account of what life will be like under Taliban rule.
The man, who has concealed his identity for fear of his own safety, said the extremist group is "hunting us" and plans to wipe out the LGBTQ+ community.
"They kill us very brutally," he began.
"Not like the others who they kill with a gun or a bullet."
"They will use fire, or they will behead or stone us, and they will enjoy it - it's acceptable to them."
He then described how his friend committed suicide because "no one was here to listen to his voice."
"I tried to encourage him, to give him hope, but he's not coming back, and I can't forget that moment," he added.
"He was living like a shadow, and he went like a shadow."
After the Taliban rose to power last week, the future is looking bleak for the LGBTQ+ community.
Homosexuality is already prohibited under current Afghan laws, which leads to prison terms.
But the Taliban's extremist interpretation of Sharia Law, homosexuality is punishable by death and done in very brutal ways.
US Special Forces sniper Tim Kennedy said he saw Taliban fighters burning homosexuals alive and throwing them off roofs.
Chief executive of gay rights charity Stonewall, Nancy Kelley, said:
"For years, LGBTQ+ Afghans have had to endure routine discrimination, abuse, and persecution, including by the state."
"With the Taliban in power, we expect this situation to deteriorate further," she told I News.
Meanwhile, allied forces are cutting short their evacuation operations amid the recent attacks from an ISIS affiliate group yesterday.
The double suicide attack carried out by ISIS-K militants at Kabul airport killed at least 108 people, leaving 13 American service personnel dead.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said the UK evacuation mission would end 'in a matter of hours and the 1,000 people already inside Kabul airport will be the last to be flown out.
President Donald Trump said the Taliban has become emboldened because Joe Biden is "weak."
Trump says the terrorist group was "under perfect control" during his presidency because he warned the Taliban leader that they'd be hit with the full force of the United States military if they stepped out of line.
The 45th president says the Taliban knew "they would have gotten blown away by F-18" fighter jets had they tried to take Kabul while Trump was in charge.