There’s a new weapon against ISIS — Mr. Gay Syria!
Freshly minted pageant winner Hussein Sabat says he detests the jihadists more than he is frightened by them, so he is launching a campaign for LGBT rights in his war-ravaged country and beyond.
“I want to show that Syrian gays are not just bodies thrown off buildings by ISIS; we have dreams and ideas and we want to live our lives,” he told the Daily Mail.
“Of course, we were nervous, but we we’re excited — we all wanted to be Mr. Gay Syria to do something empowering.”
The terror group has killed scores of gay men — including Sabat’s first boyfriend.
“I was with Zakaria for four years, but three years ago ISIS beheaded him. They sent the execution video to his family. His mother almost went crazy, and I couldn’t speak for a month,” the 24-year-old hairdresser said.
But Sabat remains undaunted.
“Everyone is scared of ISIS, but it doesn’t stop me from living my life. I won’t let them be a barrier, and I hate them more than I’m scared,” he said.