Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Iraqi Gays Liberated from Life

For any who still needed any, here is yet more proof that invading Iraq and then occupying it for several years has been a study in spreading liberty:

Human Rights Watch documents a “spreading campaign of torture and murder” against gay men. HRW says "hundreds of gay men" have been targeted and killed since 2004," and nearly 90 gay men have been killed in Iraq since the beginning of January. "A campaign of systematic killings gathered gradually in strength through the early months of 2009," the report states. "Murders are committed with impunity, admonitory in intent, with corpses dumped in garbage or hung as warnings on the street."
I suspect the Islamists behind this campaign of torture and killing would label it an advance in religious liberty, and lest any wild-eyed reformers get the idea that killing and torturing gays in the name of Islam should be made expressly illegal, one only need refer to article two of liberated Iraq's constitution:
Article 2:

First: Islam is the official religion of the State and it is a fundamental source of legislation:

A. No law that contradicts the established provisions of Islam may be established.
This passage negates whatever meager portion of rights Iraqi gays might claim by way of Islamic law's explicit condemnations of gays.

I doubt this outcome surprises or disappoints the principals behind the Iraq invasion/occupation, nor the most fervent and consistent supporters of that policy. Whatever you think of it, dear reader, if you are American or British, this is the liberation you have paid, and continue to pay, so dearly for.

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