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Libya: Gay men speak out about abductions and beatings by Islamic militia

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  1. Appalling: almost unbearable to read.

    We are going to need to keep a close eye on the “Arab Spring”. A violent homophobic fundamentalist Islamist doesn’t get better merely because he opposes the tyrant who happens to be in power.

  2. “Ahmad says that one of the men who took him away still harrassed him. He said:“Now one of them calls me every two days asking to have sex with me”.

    Says it all. People with a prurient interest in other people’s sex lives always have issues with their own sexuality.

    I can’t understand what business it is of anyone else’s if someone is LGBT. Anyone bothered by it must be insecure in the extreme – or just looking for some group to bully to compensate for their own inadequacies.

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 2 Dec 2012, 4:45pm

    Abominable!

    There is a parallel to be drawn between islamic extremism against gay people and those on the so called ‘christian’ right in the UK who have an obsession and fixation on gay relationships and our sex lives, polygamy and incest to justify a ban on equal marriage. No others seem to be voicing opposition except them. Does make one wonder where it’s all coming from doesn’t it?

  4. GingerlyColors 2 Dec 2012, 5:26pm

    Iran, 1979, then more recently Iraq, Egypt and now Libya. Syria’s gays will be the next ones staring into the abyss when President Assad is finally deposed. While much of the West are glad to see the backs of the likes of Saddam Hussein, Colonel Gaddafi and Hosanni Mubarak, we must not forget that their styles of government were secular and kept the Islamists in check. Things may not have been great for gays under those dictators but now it is a lot worse. As those countries become more Islamicised the West must not forget minority groups such as gays and Christians who will suffer.

  5. Islam and democracy, go together like a horse and marriage.

    1. I would say religion in general and democracy. Each day it gets harder to have any sympathy for religion and religious people in general when the only thing religious people are interested in is harassing and persecuting others who disagree with them. And I say that as a person who always tried to be tolerant and accepting of all kinds of different cultures and faiths.

      1. I would never defend religion, but name 30 democratic christian countries. Now try and name 3 democratic islamic ones.

        1. The only ones I can think of are Malaysia, Indonesia and….Brunei, maybe ?

          1. Under Brunei’s 1959 constitution, His Majesty Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah is the head of state with full executive authority, including emergency powers which are renewed every two years, since 1962. The country has been under hypothetical martial law since the Brunei Revolt of 1962.
            Wikipedia

  6. These kind of reports make a pretty good case for keeping brutal dictators in power. Remove them and hey ho things are worse. Islam is the enemy of liberty, dignity, creativity and individuality.

    1. I agree with you that Islam is the enemy of liberty, dignity, creativity and individuality, the basic human principles that run mankind and make us human beings, but no, a brutal dictator is still a tyrant and should never be allowed, no matter if he can keep the Islamic fundamentalists where they belong, like how the bloodthirsty Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and Saddam Hussein in Iraq did. Replacing worse for bad is never a good deal, we should always achieve for the best, no matter how hard or even impossible it may be.

  7. When I read of human rights abuses of this nature, I would in the future hope a international organization becomes a reality to assist in safe exile.

    Such an organization with international repute as to negotiate legal relocation to nation members, operating in cooperation to ensure means and measures are in place to limit fraudulent applications and abuses.

    News reports of increased abuse and violence in Islamic countries around the world are now daily occurrences. If we can’t help influence change in these regimes, can’t we at least influence our governments to help and assist victims locate to safe havens? save lives?

  8. Libya has gone to shi*e, gaddafi was a god damn hero to libyans and i just dont mean to homosexuals, they had free health care and education for christs sake!

    Still im glad he was beaten to death in a storm drain, thats for omargh you semtex riddled c*nt!!!!!!!!!!

  9. yusef fonte 3 Dec 2012, 9:22pm

    The Libyan law prohibits doing business prostitution for money because he was not licensed, and especially concerts gay rave is unhealthy and may transmit diseases such as epidemic hepatitis and AIDS and other diseases, and a brigade Nawasi know several friends homosexuals, including “improved” gay isThaer Libby fuck with gay friend from Morocco in Tripoli.
    That homosexuality in Libya started all is clear, plain and not fight them never Everybody loves sex

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