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Islamist Gangs Use Internet To Kill Iraqi Gays

Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:36 pm



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Sitting on the floor, wearing traditional Islamic clothes and holding an old notebook, Abu Hamizi, 22, spends at least six hours a day searching internet chatrooms linked to gay websites. He is not looking for new friends, but for victims.

"It is the easiest way to find those people who are destroying Islam and who want to dirty the reputation we took centuries to build up," he said. When he finds them, Hamizi arranges for them to be attacked and sometimes killed.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009...sep/13/iraq-gays-murdered-militias

What do you think? Is there any hope for Iraqi gays? Can the authorities do anything to stop this, or is the situation still too unstable?
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RE: Islamist Gangs Use Internet To Kill Iraqi Gays

Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:35 pm



Quoting ManuCH (Thread starter):
What do you think? Is there any hope for Iraqi gays? Can the authorities do anything to stop this, or is the situation still too unstable?

With these sort of symptoms of perverse cultural values, the more pertinent question is, "is there any hope for Iraqi muslims"?
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RE: Islamist Gangs Use Internet To Kill Iraqi Gays

Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:52 pm



Quoting ManuCH (Thread starter):

What do you think? Is there any hope for Iraqi gays? Can the authorities do anything to stop this, or is the situation still too unstable?

I think it will go ignored because violence and hate against gays is relatively tolerated in most of the world, even in the U.S. In Iraq, where violence and hate against religions and ethnic groups are common and often tolerated, gays have no chance.

I hope some country gives them asylum. But it won't happen.
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RE: Islamist Gangs Use Internet To Kill Iraqi Gays

Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:44 pm

Ironically, this intolerance happens after Iraq has been "liberated".

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Homosexuality was not criminalised under Saddam Hussein -- indeed Iraq in the 1960s and 1970s was known for its relatively liberated gay scene.

 
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RE: Islamist Gangs Use Internet To Kill Iraqi Gays

Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:41 pm



Quoting Afterburner (Reply 3):
Ironically, this intolerance happens after Iraq has been "liberated".

Well, religion was allowed into the mix. Of course intolerance happened. The first rule of being a religion in the presence of other religions is that you have to be completely intolerant of any opposing views or your religion is in danger.

Just ask the Southern Baptists if they'd be willing to compromise with the Jews on the view of whether there is a Holy Trinity or not.
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RE: Islamist Gangs Use Internet To Kill Iraqi Gays

Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:11 pm

Hmm for Gays at least Saddam was better  scratchchin  The American government should give them asylum. They ''liberated'' them....
 
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RE: Islamist Gangs Use Internet To Kill Iraqi Gays

Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:16 pm

They should use the internet to track down Abu Hamizi and give him a taste of his own medicine. Wonder how he'd like to get beaten for no reason?
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