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Gays flee Iraq as Shia death squads find a new target
Hardline Islamic insurgent groups in Iraq are targeting a new type of victim with the full protection of Iraqi law, The Observer can reveal. The country is seeing a sudden escalation of brutal attacks on what are being called the 'immorals' - homosexual men and children as young as 11 who have been forced into same-sex prostitution...
Originally posted by soficrow
People do such horrible things, don't they?
Originally posted by xmotex
As I posted in the WoT forum thread on this subject, the objection of extremist Islamists to these kids is not an objection to "homosexuality" per se, or anything like that. It's to males taking on the sexual roles of women. Fundamentalist Islam, like most forms of religious fundamentalism, is highly misogynistic.
The way they look at it, men are the "victims" of sexual temptations offered by women, or in this case young males. Thus the way they look at it, the boys are the guilty ones.
It's interesting, typically you see pedearsty consistently pop up as a pattern in highly misogynistic societies: ancient Greece, medieval Christian Europe, the Shogunates in Japan - where women are seen as "unworthy" of male attentions and affection, boys are substituted.
Here we see the thing come absurdly full circle, as these boys are killed for "tempting" other wise "good Muslim men" with their salacious ways, much as you'd see a female prostitute killed by religious fanatics in the ancient world (see the stoning of Mary Magdaline)...