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Iraq prisoner amnesty does not extend to gays

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  1. So then, this is the “freedom” our soldiers died for (and continue to die for) is it?!I thought the overthrow of Sadam was against tyranny and persecution. Bush started and maintained the illegal war and we in the West were sucked in so that Iraqis could be free.Well, what price freedom I ask?Free to continue to persucute along religious lines. Freedom to drive out and kill the Christian minority. Freedom to set up armys under vicious and cruel War Lords. Freedom to murder and persecute ANYONE you don’t like – such as the LGBT community.Well I’m sorry Bush, Blair and now Brown – not in my name you don’t!

  2. are we surprised? I’m not, having read the news coming out of Iraq and the rest of the region.The abrahamic religions are based on the witterings of bronze-age shepherds and goat-herders. Their main aim was to breed, so LG activities were unwelcome. Unfortunately this focus was written into the Jewish law, and thence into Xianity and Islam.If the Xians could get away with killing us don’t you think they wouldn’t?

  3. Robert, ex-pat Brit 2 Jan 2008, 4:05pm

    Roberto, Bush and Blair should be brought before the World Court and charged with crimes against humanity. The war was based on lies, deception and in my opinion tantamount to treason. Hans Blix already confirmed that there were no WMDs in Iraq after extensive searches and investigation, but no, that wasn’t the answer Bush wanted to hear and got rid of Blix under coercion.The war was never about freedom since the Iraqis NEVER wanted democracy and don’t believe in equality either, least of all for women and LGBT people. To date, they are still not a democracy, far from it.This war was about OIL and corporate greed, nothing more and the aggrandisement of corporate and military industrial complex. Its disgusting, the darkest side of capitalism.

  4. Robert, ex-pat Brit 2 Jan 2008, 4:23pm

    apYrs, you’re right on the money about that. Before the abrahamaic religions came along and screwed up entire societies to this day, owning women (chattel as it was once called)was based solely on breeding purposes to prop up armies to fight battles, NOTHING more. There was NEVER any connection with love and relationships since men of that time bred with countless numbers of women to bring forth males to fight their tribal wars. Enter Judaism and that screwed up everything closely adopted by Christianity and Islam. No wonder the world is in such chaos when it is the straights who have f–cked this planet up anyway with their wars, famine, disease, nuclear weapons proliferation, oppression of women and LGBT people.

  5. OMAR KUDDUS 2 Jan 2008, 4:58pm

    Shame on you. THE Human Rights ACT 1998, states (but unfortunately does not seem imply to Iraqis): 1. Article 5: RIGHT TO LIBERTY AND SECURITY: Everyone has the right to liberty and security of person. No one shall be deprived of his liberty.2. Article 8: RIGHT TO RESPECT FOR PRIVATE AND FAMILY LIFE: Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.3. Article 12: RIGHT TO MARRY: Men and women of marriageable age have the right to marry and to found a family, according to the national laws governing the exercise of this right. These are qualified rights as the state is expressly given wide berth to regulate the exercise of the rights. Whilst bearing a superficial resemblance to Article 8, Article 12 is a distinct provision and is of much narrower scope.4. Article 13: RIGHT TO AN EFFECTIVE REMEDY: Everyone whose rights and freedoms as set forth in this Convention are violated shall have an effective remedy before a national authority notwithstanding that the violation has been committed by persons acting in an official capacity.5. Article 15: PROHIBITION ON DISCRIMINATION: The enjoyment of the freedoms set forth in this convention shall be secured without discrimination on any grounds such as sex, ace, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other status.

  6. Bill Perdue 2 Jan 2008, 10:40pm

    Although many prowar conservatives have denied it, several newspapers have run stories confirming the presence of US armed jihadist death squads in Iraq who target GLBT folk. Whether Shiite militia or Sunni police these murderers are armed and often trained by the US military command. Our GLBT brothers and sisters in Iraq have been methodically victimized by a brutal murder campaign. The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq’s ‘Human Rights Report’ says a state of “lawlessness” exists in Iraq. How could it be otherwise with 135,000 US and English troops engaged in an oil piracy that’s killed over 655,000 civilians since the invasion began. In the midst of the chaos of invasion and the wholesale murder of civilians the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani declared a death sentence against Iraqi LGBT folk, encouraging torture and slaughter by saying that GLBT folk should be killed in “the most severe way possible.” al-Sistani unleashed the anti-gay death squads by the Badr Corps and the US unleashed the Sunni police. These enemies agree on only one thing – GLBT folk should be killed.The difference between the murdering ayatollahs, Ratzinger Der Pope and protestant theocrats with reference to hurting and killing us is one of opportunity, not intent. If you link to the site of Iraqi LGBT, a London-based human rights group you can see their stories of the murders and torture.

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