Aug 20 2009
For all the bigotry and discrimination LGBT people may feel they have to suffer in the western world, its nothing compared to being LGBT in Iraq. Human Rights Watch has reported that hundreds of gay and bisexual men have been hunted down by death squads or become the targets of honour killings from their own families.
Worse still Human Rights Watch also asserts that Iraqi security forces have actually “colluded and joined in the killing.”
The rise of anti-gay violence in Iraq is almost certainly due to the rising power of Islamic Militias following the fall of Saddam and a fragile democratic government, who in a deeply Islamic country, finds it politically inconvenient to challenge religious intolerance.
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