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    Iraq's leaders have been accused of ignoring a wave of violence against homosexual men.


    In recent weeks, 25 young men and boys have been killed in the country and gay rights groups claim the government has given tacit support to the death squads by staying silent on the crimes.
    The lack of action by the authorities has prompted Amnesty International to the Iraqi President, Nouri al-Maliki, demanding "urgent and concerted action" by his government to stop the killings, according to the Independent.


    The majority of the deadly attacks have taken place in the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City, controlled by ultra-conservative Shia militia.
    The bodies of four gay men, each bearing a sign with the Arabic word for "pervert" on their chests, were discovered in Sadr City three weeks ago. No arrests have been made.
    Amnesty said the murders appeared to have been committed by militiamen and relatives of the victims, who had been incited by religious leaders who condemned 'deviancy'.
    Homosexuality, which carried a prison sentence in Iraq, has always been a taboo in the country, but the improved security situation recently meant some gay men could start meeting discreetly in public.
    However, this sparked strong condemnation from clerics who have called for homosexuality to be eradicated from Iraqi society, the paper said.
    Ali Hili, the London spokesman for Iraqi LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) said it had received reports of at least 63 killings in the last four months. He told The Independent: "Since mid-December we've been getting lots of reports about mass arrests and raids on houses, cafes, barbers shops." He also claimed police and the Ministry of the Interior were behind some of the murders.
    "Most of the people who are arrested are found dead, with signs of torture and burns. We believe a war has been launched by the Iraqi Government and its establishment against gay people."

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...exualsira.html

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    and 4000 US soldiers died for that.

    *shakes head*

    Fuck 'religion'.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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