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A Salafist militia in Libya named Al-Nawasi has posted photos on Facebook allegedly of 12 men it says it captured in Libya and says it plans to torture and kill them for being gay.

Gay Star News reports:

The twelve men were, apparently, having a private party in Ain Zara, a suburb of Tripoli, the country’s capital, when the militia captured them, late on Thursday night (22 November).

The group boasted by posting the pictures of the men on Facebook, describing them as the ‘third sex’ (a term used in the Arab Gulf area to denote ‘queers’) including one of the men who had a henna ‘tattoo’ on his back.

One of the pictures was accompanied by the Quranic call ‘there is no power but the power of Allah!’

At the time of writing, the picture of the men received 121 likes, 118 shares, and mainly violent comments such as ‘flog them hard!’, ‘let them see bullets!’, ‘free Libya! [ie from gays]’, ‘ride them like camels’ and so on.

There’s nothing more deadly than a bunch of religious extremist thugs Muslim, Christian or Jew who believe they’re doing their God’s work.  It’s evil personified.

And Facebook needs to get it act together allowing such photos and hate to be posted and fester in a public venue.  In my opinion Facebook itself is responsible of a hate crime for allowing it to appear and giving them a platform.

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