Sunday, August 06, 2006

Gays flee Iraq as Shia death squads find a new target

Evidence shows increase in number of executions as homosexuals plead for asylum in Britain

Hardline Islamic insurgent groups in Iraq are targeting a new type of victim with the full protection of Iraqi law, The Observer can reveal. The country is seeing a sudden escalation of brutal attacks on what are being called the 'immorals' - homosexual men and children as young as 11 who have been forced into same-sex prostitution.

Jennifer Copestake, The Observer 8/6/2006

A couple of points here.

1. Who are the customers? Answer: the large number of men who have homosexual sex before they can get married. It is common throughout the Muslim world.

2. The attacks by religious societal controllers is focused on those who cannot do anything about the situation. Surely noone can morally blame those who are forced into prostitution? The problem for Christians in arguing this is that St. Paul's condemnation of male and female prostitutes in his time focused on a similar group of forced sex-workers. What's good for St. Paul seems good for the Mullahs.

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