Monday, December 17, 2007

NY Times: Gay Retreat to Shadows in New Iraq

Read the following. It's NOT news.

Published: December 18, 2007

BAGHDAD — In a city and country where outsiders are viewed with deep suspicion and attracting attention can imperil one’s life, Mohammed could never blend in, even if he wanted to.


In January, a United Nations report described the increased persecution, torture and extrajudicial killing of Iraqi lesbians and gay men. In 2005, Iraq’s most revered Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, issued a fatwa, or religious decree, calling for gay men and lesbians to be killed in the “worst, most severe way.”

Read it all here.

1 comment:

Ann said...

Wonder when the House of Bishops will make a statement against this? Wasn't that there pledge at their last meeting?