Iraq to start executing gays this week

More than 100 prisoners in Iraq are facing execution – and many of them are believed to have been convicted of the ‘crime’ of being gay, the UK-based Iraqi-LGBT group revealed this afternoon.

According to Ali Hili of Iraqi-LGBT, the Iraqi authorities plan to start executing them in batches of 20 from this week. There is, said Mr. Hili, at least one member of Iraqi-LGBT who are among those to be put to death.

That innocent people die for their sexuality is a moral atrocity.  But many thousands of people (mostly women accused of extramarital relations) die in the Islamic world every year.  What’s really outrageous is that thousands of American soldiers died and trillions of dollars were paid to support regimes fundamentally opposed to Western values in the name of democracy.

Update: On the Afganistant front, Hamid Karzai just  “signed a law the UN says legalises rape in marriage and prevents women from leaving the house without permission.”   Obama is raising the defense budget 26% above that of Bush, so you can bet that many more American soldiers will die to keep Muslim women slaves.  God bless democracy!

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  1. US conservatives helped create the Islamic state of Iraq. How many conservatives will protest the murderous actions of the state they have created? Their silence or mumbled protests are testimony to their intentions for the USA itself.

    Conservatives, like leftists, are enemies of reason and egoism — and therefore enemies of individual rights.

  2. Mom

    Although I find this disgusting, I don’t know why you are shouting out about how terrible it is to end innocent life, but in your article about down syndrome babies you were saying they should be aborted.

    What makes one life more valuable than the next?

  3. Killing a parasitic clump of cells (which is what a fetus is, biologically) is not the same thing as killing a human being.

  4. Mom

    HAHA….you are a real douchebag. You are a perfect example of when abortion is ok!

  5. me

    OMG…crazy child-abusers (Mom,et al) are still harping over your spot on post…hilarious.
    Truth hurts them I guess…maybe they’ll rub some ‘god’ on it to feel better…freakn moronic idiots

  6. Mike

    I’m skeptical about this story. This Ali Hili guy seems to be the only source.

  7. Damien

    Burgess Laughlin,

    Sorry I didn’t respond earlier. I’m a conservative and I oppose this. So is Robert Spencer and he has devoted his life to fighting things like this. He’s the guy who start and runs Jihad Watch.

  8. Damien

    Also Thomas Jefferson, contrary to what you might think, was not pro egoism, and yet was among the greatest defenders of Individual rights.

    http://www.geocities.com/Athens/7842/otj40.htm

    So how is it that being anti egoism in and of it self automatically means you oppose individual rights? Also what does it mean to be an enemy of reason?

  9. Damien

    David,

    I won’t tell you that the new governments in Iraq or Afghanistan are our friends. The enemy of your enemy is not necessarily your friend. The American government should have never endorsed any constitution for Iraq or Afghanistan that enshrined Islam or Sharia law, regardless of what a majority wanted there. However, we have enemies in both places who are determined to destroy us, and will be emboldened if we just leave. We can’t give a victory to Jihadists of any kind. If our troops just leave without crushing them, they will see it as a victory for their side. We are sort of in the middle of a rock and a hard place so to speak. That maybe one of the reasons that our government hasn’t been more vocal speaking out against these atrocities.

  10. anti-gay

    wtf??! i dun c that as injustice or watever.. i think all gays should fucking die. they have no right to live, sexual orientation is not a choice, god made human to be straight n human must always be straight!!! freedom is good but not this kinda freedom, this is one of the little things iraq and the muslim world do it right!! If u all dun c this right, u all are gay fags!!!!!!

  11. Damien

    anti-gay,

    Let go of your hatred, and get a life.

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