“My life was hard and nobody liked me,” the man who insisted on anonymity said in tears “I didn’t have many friends. I was on the internet a lot and playing games. They told us ‘When you capture someone, you will behead them’ But as for me, I have never even beheaded a chicken… It is not easy … I can’t do that.” He also added that he was instructed to throw homosexuals off of tall buildings and kill female adulterers.
He however decided to leave ISIS after an airstrike killed six of his fellow fighters in the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad. “I got scared because in my whole life I hadn’t seen anything like that…and since I was scared, I threw my pistol away and my legs couldn’t hold me.”