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Gays flee Iraq as Shia death squads find a new target
Guardian Unlimited ^ | August 6, 2006 | Jennifer Copestake

Posted on 08/06/2006 4:40:27 PM PDT by NYer

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1 posted on 08/06/2006 4:40:30 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Coleus; little jeremiah
Homosexuality is seen as so immoral that it qualifies as an 'honour killing' to murder someone who is gay - and the perpetrator can escape punishment. Section 111 of Iraq's penal code lays out protections for murder when people are acting against Islam.

Graphic photos obtained from Baghdad sources too frightened to identify themselves as having known a gay man, and seen by the Observer, show other gay Iraqis who have been executed. One shows two men, suspected of having a relationship, blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs - guns at the ready behind their heads - awaiting execution. Another picture captured on a mobile phone shows a gay man being beaten to death. Yet another shows a corpse being dragged through the streets after his execution.

One photograph is of the mutilated, burnt body of 38-year-old Karar Oda from Sadr City. He was kidnapped by the Badr Brigade in mid-June. They work with the Ministry of Interior and are the informal armed wing of the Supreme Council of Islamic Revolution in Iraq, who make up the largest Shia bloc in the Iraq parliament. Oda's family were given an arrest warrant signed by the Ministry of Interior which said their son deserved to be arrested and killed for immorality as a homosexual. His body was found ten days later.

2 posted on 08/06/2006 4:43:19 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer
Leftists throughout the western world will,once they see this,understand how important it is to create a pluralistic democracy in Iraq. (end sarcasm)
3 posted on 08/06/2006 4:45:06 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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OMG! They will probably be invited here if they promise to vote "politically correctly".


4 posted on 08/06/2006 4:45:23 PM PDT by Paperdoll (........Washington Staters, Vote for McGavick!)
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To: NYer

"Homosexuality is seen as so immoral that it qualifies as an 'honour killing' to murder someone who is gay - and the perpetrator can escape punishment. Section 111 of Iraq's penal code lays out protections for murder when people are acting against Islam."

They also do this to women that get pregnant out of wedlock, drug abusers, thieves and any women who have an abortion.

But it is ok to have sex with little boys.

This world is so screweed up.


5 posted on 08/06/2006 4:45:47 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Democrats - The reason we need term limits)
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To: NYer
and children who have been sold to criminal gangs to be sexually abused.

Just one question...wouldn't it be more beneficial to hunt down the members of the criminal gangs who were doing the abusing?

Or is this too logical for muslims? Talk about killing the messenger..

6 posted on 08/06/2006 4:48:57 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I am a proud friend of Israel. We're all Jews now.)
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Certainly will cut down the number of future "suicide" bombers, won't it?


7 posted on 08/06/2006 4:49:57 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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They also do this to women that get pregnant out of wedlock, drug abusers, thieves and any women who have an abortion. But it is ok to have sex with little boys.

Since the article is about gays being murdered and their murder is seen as an honor killing for which the murderer won't be punished, I don't quite see your point.

8 posted on 08/06/2006 4:52:12 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (http://www.dansimmons.com/news/message/2006_04.htm)
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I thought men having sex with boys was a way of life in the mideast - which is why they all grow up so concerned about "humiliation" - they were "humiliated" systematically when they were kids. I'll bet all those sheikhs, imams and mullahs are some of the worst offenders. Strange people.


9 posted on 08/06/2006 4:52:48 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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10 posted on 08/06/2006 4:53:51 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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The threat has led to a rapid increase in the numbers of Iraqi homosexuals now seeking asylum in the UK...

Perhaps I'm being paranoid...but, a new way to get sleeper cells into the west quickly?

11 posted on 08/06/2006 4:56:21 PM PDT by top 2 toe red (To the enemy in Iraq..."Don't bet on American politics forcing my hand!" President Bush)
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"Section 111 of Iraq's penal code lays out protections for murder when people are acting against Islam." yup, right here! A Muslim can kill any person he wishes if it be a "just cause" (Sura 6:152).
12 posted on 08/06/2006 4:57:58 PM PDT by SIRTRIS
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if it be a "just cause"

Q. "Just cause?"

A. "Yeah. Just cause I felt like it."

NO cheers, unfortunately.

13 posted on 08/06/2006 5:06:20 PM PDT by grey_whiskers
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To: prairiebreeze
Socially segregated from women, Arab men succumb to homosexual behavior. But, interestingly enough, there is no word for "homosexual" in their culture in the modern Western sense. That is because having sex with boys, or with effeminate men, is seen as a social norm. Males serve as available substitutes for unavailable women. The male who does the penetrating, meanwhile, is not emasculated any more than if he had sex with a wife. The male who is penetrated is emasculated. The boy, however, is not, since it is rationalized that he is not yet a man.

In this culture, males sexually penetrating males becomes a manifestation of male power, conferring a status of hyper-masculinity. It is considered to have nothing to do with homosexuality. An unmarried man who has sex with boys is simply doing what men do. As the scholar Bruce Dunne has demonstrated, sex in Islamic societies is not about mutuality between partners, but about the adult male's achievement of pleasure through violent domination.

There is silence around this issue. It is the silence that legitimizes sexual violence against women, such as honor crimes and female circumcision. It is also the silence that forces victimized Arab boys into invisibility. Even though the society does not see their sexual exploitation as being humiliating, the psychological and emotional scars that result from their subordination, powerlessness and humiliation is a given. Traumatized by the violation of their dignity and manliness, they spend the rest of their lives trying to get it back.

The problem is that trying to recover from sexual abuse, and to recapture one’s own shattered masculinity, is quite an ordeal in a culture where women are hated and love is interpreted as hegemonic control.

With women out of touch – and out of sight -- until marriage, males experience pre-marital sex only in the confines of being with other males. Their sexual outlet mostly includes victimizing younger males – just the way they were victimized.

In all of these circumstances, the idea of love is removed from men's understanding of sexuality. Like the essence of Arab masculinity, it is reduced to hurting others by violence. A gigantic rupture develops between men and women, where no harmony, affection or equality is allowed to exist. In relationships between men, meanwhile, affection, solidarity and empathy are left out of the picture. They threaten the hyper-masculine order.

It is excruciating to imagine the sexual confusion, humiliation, and repression that evolve in the mindsets of males in this culture. But it is no surprise that many of these males find their only avenue for gratification in the act of humiliating the foreign "enemy," whose masculinity must be violated at all costs – as theirs once was.

Violating the masculinity of the enemy necessitates the dishing out of severe violence against him. In the recent terrorist strikes, therefore, violence against Americans served as a much-needed release of the terrorists’ bottled-up sexual rage. Moreover, it served as a desperate and pathological testament of the re-masculinization of their emasculated selves.

Source=http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.asp?ID=246

14 posted on 08/06/2006 5:10:30 PM PDT by SweetCaroline (.....once there was a way to get back homeward.)
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To: SIRTRIS
if it be a "just cause"

Q. "Just cause?"

A. "Yeah. Just cause I felt like it."

NO cheers, unfortunately.

16 posted on 08/06/2006 5:12:47 PM PDT by grey_whiskers
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One shows two men, suspected of having a relationship, blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs - guns at the ready behind their heads - awaiting execution.

This Guardian reporter is to be commended. He/She was shown a photograph originating in the Mideast and reported as fact not only the photograph but also the 'fact' that these men were soon to be executed. How inept can MSM get?

17 posted on 08/06/2006 5:13:57 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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Since the article is about gays being murdered and their murder is seen as an honor killing for which the murderer won't be punished, I don't quite see your point.

It's a totalitarian society. Those in power are not subject to punishment. The sheiks and mullahs routinely troll for little boys as the objects of their homosexual satisfaction. Once violated, it is perfectly permissible to execute the victims of the homosexual activity. A former co-worker who served in Saudi Arabia said his base commander restricted all troops to the base while the local sheik was trolling for new victims. The sheik and his buddies would drive out of town to a local establishment where they could drink and gamble in a private room...out of the public eye. Islamic piety is the height of hypocrisy.

18 posted on 08/06/2006 5:14:07 PM PDT by Myrddin
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At last!

An issue the left can get behind! ;^)


19 posted on 08/06/2006 5:17:02 PM PDT by airborne (Satan's greatest trick was convincing people he doesn't exist.)
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To: Darkwolf377

"Since the article is about gays being murdered and their murder is seen as an honor killing for which the murderer won't be punished, I don't quite see your point."

I guess my point is Radical Islam looks at gays, drug abusers and other "moral crimes" as a pock on society.

In this article it only used gays. Could have been anything. I submit that the reason we are hated so much by Islam is not Judeo/Christian values, but a breakdown in them by a segment of our society. Basically, Radical Islam hate liberals but need liberalism to breakdown our society enough to suit their objectives.


20 posted on 08/06/2006 5:17:07 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Democrats - The reason we need term limits)
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