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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Escalation of anti-gay violence in Iraq

...and following on the heels of the last post.

There is growing evidence that Shia militias have been killing men suspected of being gay and children who have been sold to criminal gangs to be sexually abused. The threat has led to a rapid increase in the numbers of Iraqi homosexuals now seeking asylum in the UK because it has become impossible for them to live safely in their own country. [source]

This has been found through Pam's House Blend, one of my favorite blogs.

Why aren't our news channels reporting this? Bush makes his flippant remarks, and stuff like this goes all but unreported. The actual events are terrifying - of course they are! But the invisibility of the issue freaks me out almost as much.


Blogger Sapphique said...

What a horrifying development in Iraq. And I can just imagine just how willing the US is to allow queer Iraqis to emigrate to the US.

I just found your blogsite and am groovin' on it. Thanks. It's nothing short of fabulous to find a dyke/feminist opinion-based blog!

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