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IGLHRC Reports Gays and Lesbians Are Being Kidnapped, Tortured and Murdered In Iraq

The International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Campaign has released an alert that it is receiving reports from Iraq of a new wave of targeted killings and violence against individuals who are perceived to be gay or lesbian.

According to Iraqi human rights activists, in early February 2012, an unidentified group posted death threats against “the adulterous individuals” in the pre-dominantly Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad and Basra. The threats gave the individuals, whose names and ages were listed, four days to stop their behavior or else face the wrath of God, and were to be carried out by the Mujahedin. According to sources inside Iraq, as the result of this new surge of anti-gay violence close to 40 people have been kidnapped, brutally tortured and murdered. The Iraqi authorities have neither responded to this targeted violence nor have they publically denounced it. It is widely believed that these atrocities are being committed by a group of the Shiite militia.

Yep it sure was a great idea to replace the secular non existent threat with that fundamentalist religious extremist mess. But hey we brought them our democracy after all didn’t we?

So seriously fucked up.

Why did we go there?
Why did we stay there?
What did we get there?
What did we gain there?
What did we give there?
What did we bleed for?

George Bush’s daddy issues and Dick Cheney’s Haliburton greed.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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