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(OUTRAGEOUS) READ: Iraq Militias Kill Gays With Impunity…

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Government’s unwillingness to protect gays points to a bleak future for all Iraqis

(Newser Summary) – Iraq’s militias have switched from slaughtering rivals to killing men they suspect of being homosexuals, and the Iraqi government is turning a blind eye, Rasha Moumneh writes in Foreign Policy. Gay men have been kidnapped, tortured, and murdered in rising numbers since the start of this year, but not a single arrest has been made. One UN worker estimates that the body count is well into the hundreds.

Survivors say the Mahdi Army militia is behind most of the attacks, as it tries to reinvent itself as a guardian of morality instead of a foe of the US. The government’s indifference to the murders has ominous echoes of the attacks on gays that preceded a wider campaign of violence in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, Moumneh writes. If Iraq can’t do more to protect all of its citizens, the militias will continue seeking out new victims and a wider surge of killings will follow.

Rob Quinn

Source: Foreign Policy

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September 10, 2009 at 9:06 am

Posted in Anti-Gay, Culture, Terrorism

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READ: 40 Years Later; Woodstock…

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woodstockSource: Rollingstone

Forty years ago this weekend a farm in upstate New York was transformed into the backdrop for one of the most significant concerts in rock history. Rolling Stone was on the scene then and we’re back now with a look at the music and mud that made August 15-17, 1969 a magical cultural moment. Read More

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August 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Posted in Culture, Music

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