News Gays Targeted in Iraq Civil War
posted by December 1 at 10:29 AMon
Iraq’s homosexuals are in hiding, under threat from “moral purification” death squads, and, increasingly, disappearing, according to this London publication.
“These disappearances are the latest `sexual cleansing’ operations mounted by extremist Islamist death squads, many of whom have infiltrated the Iraqi police,” notes [Ali] Hili, who has obtained details of the kidnappings from his underground Iraqi LGBT activist colleagues in Baghdad…
Earlier, in June this year, extremist lslamist death squads burst into the home of two lesbians in city of Najaf. They shot them dead, slashed their throats, and murdered a young child the lesbians had rescued from the sex trade.
The two women, both in their mid-30s, were members of Iraqi LGBT. They were providing a safe house for gay men on the run from death squads. None of those men were at home when the assassins struck. They are now hiding in another of the group’s safe houses in Baghdad.