His lover, an ISIS commander was only flogged and sent back out to the front to fight for the way of Allah.
"We've seen increasing signs of ISIS hypocrisy in recent weeks," David Harris the Clarion Project's Editor-in-Chief. "It's not the first time ISIS meted out the death penalty for homosexuality, but now that the organization is in decline in Syria and Iraq, it has no problem in not punishing one of its commanders in the same way."
As ISIS loses ground and personnel in the Middle East, it needs every man it can spare, even if that man has sex with other men. This is particularly true at the commander level.
Homosexuality is punishable by death in Islam.
Many things are punishable by death in Islam.