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.
Cyndi Lauper appeared on Canada’s LGBT program XTRA and talks about herself, her music, her gay fans and has no problem speaking out on isubjects like Evangelism, and the Bush and Cheney Administration.
“The past – this year’s getting a little better, but the past eight years, it was so dark. [I]t was like a fire sale, just before Obama came in … And then this guy goes in and it’s ‘his fault.’ But it’s not his fault – it’s the other two. The criminals that never got charged. I can’t say enough how upsetting that was. I can’t. And the way he would go on television – that George Bush, and speak hate. I mean, just unabashed hatred.”
I LOVE THIS WOMAN! And its awesome that Cyndi doesn’t give a fuck about what people think! She is truly amazing! I wish there was more celebrities out there as outspoken and great as Cyndi is.
The woman has balls and really does care for the LGBT Community.
The NOM Gay Hate Marriage Tour pulled itnto its second stop, (after gassing up at BP. For shame!) of Manchester, NH where it was greeted by a cheering crouwd of about……27 PEOPLE! So far two days into the Hate Tour and pro-gay counter-protesters have outnumbered the NON-bies by 5-1 or more.
This *cough* HUGE showing is after local, national, mainstream (TV and print), and blogger news reports; social media outreach, church bulletins and many e-spams to their own lists have been publicized and pushed weeks in advance.
NOM President Brian Brown could not be reached for comment. (There are no phones in the bushes at the I-90 rest stop)
No really, it’s not a joke.
A man actually did walk into a restaurant to find ex-President Bush Sr. standing in line with his (tax payer paid) Secret Service contingent. So dude ran back to his car, grabbed his camera and recorded himself telling off and shouting obscenities at Satan Sr…….I mean the former President for prosperity.