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May 06, 2006

Gay Ethnic Clensing by Iraqi

How does the US justify supporting a regime that is overseeing systematic murder of gay people:

Campaign groups have warned of a surge in homophobic killings by state security services and religious militias following an anti-gay and anti-lesbian fatwa issued by Iraq's most prominent Shia leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

Ali Hili, the co-ordinator of a group of exiled Iraqi gay men who monitor homophobic attacks inside Iraq, said the fatwa had instigated a "witch-hunt of lesbian and gay Iraqis, including violent beatings, kidnappings and assassinations".

If the Iraqi regime's top domestic backer had called for the systematic murder of Jews or Christians, this would be front page news in the US and Congress would be calling for cutting off support for the regime.

But murder gay people... and mostly silence.

Tip to Sullivan.

Posted by Nathan at May 6, 2006 11:42 AM