Homosexuals Targeted In Radical Islamist Group Iraq Hunts

September 13, 2009

Iraq (ChattahBox) – Radical Islamic groups have begun hunting Iraqi chatrooms for gay men and women who they claim are “threatening Islam”.

“It is the easiest way to find those people who are destroying Islam and who want to dirty the reputation we took centuries to build up,” 22-year-old Abu Hamizi, one of several such ‘hunters’ explains of their methods of using the Internet to find homosexuals in the region.

Once found, these men and women are followed, beaten, and very often killed for their sexual preference.

It is part of a new surge in violence, which has already claimed the lives of at least 130 people in the last year. The actual figure is thought to be considerably higher, as women are not counted in that number.

Azhar al-Saeed, whose son was tortured and killed by such a group, told her story to the Guardian:

“Three days after his kidnapping, I found a note on my door with blood spread over it and a message saying it was my son’s purified blood and telling me where to find his body. We found his body with signs of torture, his anus filled with glue and without his genitals.

“I will carry this image with me until my dying day.”

This violence against homosexuals is actually new to the region. Iraq was known for a surprisingly accepting view on homosexuality, given the usual opinion in many Islamic regions.

After the invasion in 2003 and the incorporation of more stringent police forces, militant groups went back to targeting those they believed to be immoral.



2 Responses to “Homosexuals Targeted In Radical Islamist Group Iraq Hunts”

  1. Old Man Dotes on September 13th, 2009 8:09 pm

    I suppose if the reputation you took “centuries to build up” is one of intolerance, bigotry, stupid sheep being led by hypocritical religious leaders, and an unsafe place to do business in the modern world, then Abu Hamizi and the people like him are doing it right.

    I don’t understand, however, why they are living in caves, eating their meat raw and bloody, and wearing uncured skins instead of modern textiles. That would certainly fit their savage, bloodthirsty nature better than the use of computers.

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