Thursday, May 04, 2006

Iraqi Police Execute Gay Boy

Iraqi police drug a 14-year old impoverished boy into the street and executed him because he had prostituted himself to older men for money and food to help his poor family survive. The police claimed the boy had corrupted the community and created scandal because he had sex with other man. The UK Gay News writes:

Ahmed Khalil was accused of corrupting the community and creating a scandal because he had sex with men.

“Ahmed was, in fact, a victim of poverty. He sold his body to get money and food to help his impoverished family survive,” said Ali Hili, an exiled gay Iraqi who is Middle East Affairs spokesperson for the London-based OutRage!.

“According to a neighbour, who witnessed Ahmed’s execution from his bedroom window, four uniformed police officers arrived at Ahmed's house in a four-wheel-drive police pick-up truck.

“The neighbour saw the police drag Ahmed out of the house and shoot him at point-blank range, pumping two bullets into his head and several more bullets into the rest of his body.”

Earlier, we reported that Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani of Iraq had issued a fatwa against gays and lesbians in Iraq, ordering them "killed, in the worst, most severe way of killing." Is this what our soldiers are fighting and dying for in Iraq?

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