Via The Guartdian: “Germany’s players placed hands over their mouths and wore rainbow stripes on their warm-up tops and boots in a powerful statement of defiance against FIFA before their Group E match against Japan. Their message was reinforced by the German interior minister, Nancy Faeser, who also wore a OneLove armband, which promotes tolerance, diversity and LGBTQ+ rights, as she sat next to FIFA’s president, Gianni Infantino. In a powerful statement published shortly after the game started, the German Football Association warned FIFA: “Denying us the armband is the same as denying us a voice. We stand by our position.”
Fuck you, FIFA! You try to silence positive expression (i.e. the pro-LGBTQ armbands) and you do nothing about hateful slurs] The FIFA president–or whatever his title is–is a disgrace. “We’ve discriminated in the past, so it’s hypocritical to complain about a country guilty of it today.”
ALL civilized countries should be protesting in some way or another but THANK YOU GERMANY for standing up and being the first.
Iran has imposed the death penalty on two lesbian activists for allegedly promoting homosexuality, human rights organization Hengaw reported on Sunday.
“Zahra Sediqi Hamedani, known as ‘Sareh,’ 31, from Naqadeh, and Elham Chubdar, 24, from Urmia, both activists of the LGBT community, were sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court of Urmia in a joint case on the charge of ‘Corruption on Earth’ through the promoting of homosexuality.”
In addition to “promoting homosexuality,” the two women, according to Hengaw, were convicted of “promoting Christianity” and “communicating with the media opposing the Islamic Republic.”
In December of 2021 the Islamic Republic’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested a lesbian in November and, according to the pro-Iran Tasnim news agency, was detained on charges of “forming a gang for trafficking girls and supporting homosexuality.”
As of 2008 Iran’s regime has executed between 4,000 and 6,000 gays and lesbians since the nation’s Islamic revolution in 1979,.
A Sharia Court in Ningi, Nigeria after hearing witness statements as well as the confessions of all three men have sentenced them to death by stoning for being gay.
The men, aged 20, 30, and 70 were sentenced by Judge Munka’ilu Sabo Ningi, under provision 134 of Bauchi State Penal Law of 2001 and Fiquhussunah Jizu’i number 2. and were detained by members of the Hisbah Vanguard in June.
In 2006 the Nigerian ambassador to the United Nations, Joseph Ayalogu, stated, “The notion that executions for offences such as homosexuality and lesbianism [are] … excessive is judgemental rather than objective. What may be seen by some as disproportional penalty in such serious offences and odious conduct may be seen by others as appropriate and just punishment“
TRIVIA: Nigeria receives an average of $675,859,666 in foreign aid from the US per year.
“Mehrdad Karimpour and Farid Mohammadi were both hanged in a prison in the northwestern city of Maragheh, around 310 miles away from Tehran, having been sentenced to death for ‘forced sexual intercourse between two men’. As per the Human Dignity Trust, Article 236 also provides that ‘tafkhiz’ – defined under Article 235 as ‘putting a male sex organ between the thighs/buttocks of another man’ – is punishable with 100 lashes, or the death penalty if the active party is non-Muslim and the passive party is Muslim. For women, it’s punishable with 100 lashes.”
Peter Tatchell, an longtime gay activist, told The Jerusalem Post, ‘Iran is one of a dozen Muslim-majority countries and regions that enforce Sharia law and impose the death penalty for homosexuality. The execution of these men follows a long-standing regime policy of the state-sanctioned murder of gay men, often on disputed charges after unfair trials that have been condemned by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
In February 2021, an Iranian cleric Ayatollah Abbas Tabrizian claimed that the Covid-19 vaccine turns people gay, on messaging platform Telegram, to almost 210,000 followers.
According to The Jerusalem Post, Tabrizian wrote on the platform: ‘Don’t go near those who have had the COVID vaccine. They have become homosexuals.’
It is believed that between 4,000 and 6,000 gay men and women have been executed in Iran since the 1979 Revolution.
Iranian American journalist Karmel Melamed in a tweet called for ‘outrage’ from the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Iran’s supreme court has upheld death sentences for adultery against a 27-year-old and his 33-year-old lover maleafter the man’s father-in-law denied them clemency, a reformist newspaper reported Saturday.
Details are sketchy but it seems that one of them was marries and while the wife DID testify and presented video evidence in court to her husbands homosexuality but pleaded to the courts to spare the pair the death penalty,
Iranian law allows that if a victim’s family forgives the accused in a capital crime, the convict can be either pardoned or given a jail sentence. But her father demanded death sentence still be imposed and the court found in his favor, the paper added.
According to human rights group Amnesty International, Iran carried out 246 executions last year.
15 people, including five women, and two gay men were punished with public caning Friday for violating Sharia law in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province.
Two men accused of being gay received 87 lashes each for gay sex, while nine others were sentenced up to 26 lashes for adultery. Four people, one of whom is female, were lashed 27 times for being drunk.
In video of the punishment seen by CNN, people can be heard jeering as the detainees, who are wearing white, traditional koko shirts, are brought up to the scaffold in front of the mosque.
Others took cellphone video of the punishment being administered by a hooded man while a voice counts the strokes over a loudspeaker. At one point a uniformed official appears to instruct the masked whipper where to land the blow.
The two men whipped for homosexuality Friday aren’t the first — last May two men were lashed 83 times for the same offense.
Muhammad Hidayat, the Sharia police chief, said that homosexuality was widely reviled in the deeply religious state, and that his police force would carry out the prosecution of violations of Sharia equally, without favoring officials.
“Al-Oujan was brutally stoned to death by IS militants in Jaradiq square in the Mayadin city on Monday afternoon. Also, some civilians were forced to participate in stoning the victim. The brutal scene has shocked all residents of Mayadin.”
Ahmed Ramadan, media activist and head of the campaign ‘Deir ez-Zor Is Being Slaughtered Silently’, said: “The radical group [ISIS] has violated all human rights by carrying out brutal atrocities against civilians, punishing people on baseless charges only to show off its power over unarmed, peaceful civilians.”
Sources report that Militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) have executed a 15 year-old boy by throwing him off a roof in Syria’s eastern city of Deir ez-Zor for being gay and in a relationship with a high ranking ISIS officer.
“The horrific execution took place in front of a large crowd,” a local media activist and an eyewitness told ARA News in Deir ez-Zor.
“The boy was accused of being engaged in a homosexual relations with the prominent ISIS officer Abu Zaid al-Jazrawi,” media activist Sarai al-Din told ARA News.
While the boy was executed, Abu Zaid was expelled to Iraq to fight on the front lines after being renounced and his leadership position taken away
The Sharia Court in Deir ez-Zor had demanded the execution of Abu Zaid for being homosexual, but the ISIS top commanders insisted to let him join the battlefronts in Iraq instead.
Rev. Jerry Falwell Jr. son of the late “Moral Majority” leader and hate-monger of the same name yesterday told students at Liberty University to arm themselves so that they can “end those Muslims.”
“It just blows my mind that the president of the United States [says] that the answer to circumstances like that is more gun control,” he said to applause. “If some of those people in that community center had what I have in my back pocket right now…,” he said while being interrupted by louder cheers and clapping. “Is it illegal to pull it out? I don’t know,” he said, chuckling.
“I’ve always thought that if more good people had concealed-carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walked in,” he says, the rest of his sentence drowned out by loud applause while he said, “and killed them.”
“I just wanted to take this opportunity to encourage all of you to get your permit. We offer a free course,” he said. “Let’s teach them a lesson if they ever show up here.”
It just proves the old adage: The scumbag doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Saudi Arabia protested the inclusion of gay rights in the United Nations’ new agenda for global development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were officially adopted Friday.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told a U.N. summit of world leaders that “mentioning sex in the text, to us, means exactly male and female. Mentioning family means consisting of a married man and woman,” and asserted the country’s right to disregard portions of the agenda that mandate any “deviations” from it,according to the Associated Press
The new SDG objectives replace the Millennium Development Goals that focused largely on poverty and healthcare issues. The SDGs broaden the focus by challenging inequality and also shift attention to combating climate change. Some targets, relate to universal access to reproductive healthcare and protection of sexual and gender orientation.
The Vatican has previously expressed “reservations” about the SDGs’ language surrounding sexual and reproductive rights.
Homosexuality is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia,