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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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Written by dnnnewshound

September 10, 2009 at 9:06 am

Posted in Anti-Gay, Culture, Terrorism

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(OUTRAGEOUS) READ: Rhode Island Governor To Speak At Anti-Gay Fundraiser…

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Source: On Top

ontopmag.com__donald_carcieri_cbnRhode Island Governor Don Carcieri has accepted an invitation to be the keynote speaker at an upcoming fundraiser for the anti-gay group Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI), The Providence Journal reported.

The group’s 18th Annual Fundraising Banquet is scheduled for October 15 in Newton, Massachusetts.

Carcieri’s participation has raised the hackles of gay rights groups, including the recently formed Queer Action of Rhode Island, which asked the Republican governor to cancel the appearance.

“We find it appalling that you, the governor to all people of [Rhode Island], would support the fundraising efforts of an organization that advocates against the lives of some R.I. citizens,” the group said in a letter addressed to the governor. “By making this fundraising speech, the negative message you will send to Rhode Island’s gay community – especially its younger members – is extremely harmful.” READ MORE

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September 4, 2009 at 11:30 am

(POLITICS/MEDIA) READ: Right-Wing Nut Job, Bill O’reilly Get’s Huge Ratings, Dispite The Enemies He has…

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Source: oreilly-sucks.com

www.oreilly-sucks.com__oreilly-11111O’Reilly Factor Ratings For March of 2009

Rating – 3.1
Total Viewers – 3,300,000
25-54 Demo – 900,000


O’Reilly Factor Ratings For February of 2009

Rating – 3.3
Total Viewers – 3,500,000
25-54 Demo – 910,000


O’Reilly Factor Ratings For January of 2009

Rating – 3.0
Total Viewers – 3,200,000
25-54 Demo – 849,000


O’Reilly Factor Ratings For December of 2008

Rating – 2.6
Total Viewers – 2,800,000
25-54 Demo – 740,000   

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September 3, 2009 at 9:52 pm

(ANTI-GAY) (OUTRAGEOUS) READ: Iraqi Gays Targeted, Brutally Killed: Human Rights Watch…

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antiwarSource: Crooks And Liars

The number of deliberate attacks against homosexual men in Iraq has risen precipitously this year at the hands of Iraqi militias and death squads, according to a report released today by an international human rights organization.

New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) interviewed nearly 50 gay Iraqi men for the report, publishing their harrowing stories about the crackdown on gays and documenting the wide-reaching campaign of targeted executions, kidnappings, abductions, death threats and torture of gay men and men suspected of homosexual conduct.

The 67-page report, entitled “They Want Us Exterminated: Murder, Torture, Sexual Orientation and Gender in Iraq,” says the killings have spread from the Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City to many cities across the Middle East country, with Baghdad experiencing the most severe “killing campaign.” Human Rights Watch estimates several hundred men have died from homosexual targeted attacks.

HRW says Iraqi police and security forces have done little to investigate or quell the violence against Iraqi homosexuals and many Iraqis doubt the government’s sincerity and success to purge key officials with militia ties. According to the report, no arrests or prosecutions have been announced and the human rights watchdog says it has heard of accounts of police complicity in abuse, which ranges from harassing “effeminate” men at checkpoints, to possible abduction and extrajudicial killing.

“Iraq’s leaders are supposed to defend all Iraqis, not abandon them to armed agents of hate, said HRW’s Scott Long, Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program, in a statement. “Turning a blind eye to torture and murder threatens the rights and life of every Iraqi.”

The men interviewed by HRW described how corpses have been dumped in the garbage or hung as warnings on the street. According to testimonies, the attackers invaded homes, abducted men and interrogated and brutalized them to extract names of other people suspected of homosexual conduct. The doctors who spoke with HRW researchers said they have found mutilated bodies with their anuses glued shut. Read More

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August 19, 2009 at 7:32 pm