Iraqi cleric urges tolerance toward LGBT people

This report in AL Monitor – Pulse of the Middle East: Human Rights Watch (HRW) has praised Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr for publicly advocating a humanitarian stance toward the LGBT community, saying they should not be subjected to violence. Last month, Joe Stork, HRW’s deputy Middle East director, said, “His statement represents an important change … More Iraqi cleric urges tolerance toward LGBT people

Reports of Iraqi Gays Kidnapped, Tortured and Murdered

The threats gave the individuals, whose names and ages were listed, four days to stop their behavior or else face the wrath of God, and were to be carried out by the Mujahedin.
According to sources inside Iraq,as reported apparently by IGHLRC, as the result of this new surge of anti-gay violence close to 40 people have been kidnapped, brutally tortured and murdered. … More Reports of Iraqi Gays Kidnapped, Tortured and Murdered