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Captured by a Muslim militia group, 12 allegedly gay men in Libya face mutilation and death

Ten of the 12 men captured by the Libyan militia group

A DOZEN allegedly gay men in Libya face mutilation and death after they were captured by an extremist Muslim militia group.

The twelve men, according to this report, were apparently at a private party in Ain Zara, a suburb of Tripoli, the country’s capital, when the Salafist group captured them.

The group then posted the pictures of the men on Facebook, describing them as the “third sex” (a term used in the Arab Gulf area for “queers.

Human Rights Watch Libya left a comment on Facebook, saying the organization hopes the men will not be treated inhumanely and called upon the militia to hand the men over to the civil authorities.

The militia Facebook page entitled as the “special deterrence unit” boasted that the men were captured doing the “practices of the people of Lot” (ie gay sex) and that they are to be mutilated and executed.

The militia also claim they have now become a legal part of the Libyan Ministry of Interior.

The group states its mission is to remove “corruption”, “vice”, alcoholic drinks and now gays from the streets of Libya.

Human Rights Watch Libya identified the group as the Al-Nawasi militia, who are considered to be extreme Salafists. HRWL reports that the militia group’s page has since been removed from Facebook.

The militia has been previously been reported as being responsible for attacks against Sufi (moderate form of Islam) shrines and followers.

Speaking to Gay Star News, a Libyan LGBT activist nicknamed Khaleed stated:

We never had any gay nightclubs in Libya, so it is not uncommon for Libyans – straight, bisexual and gay men to party in a private space, drink, dance, have fun and sometimes even have sex. That they were captured by this extreme Salafist militia is very worrying.

Hat tip: Great Satan & BarrieJohn

 

11 Responses to “Captured by a Muslim militia group, 12 allegedly gay men in Libya face mutilation and death”

  1. Ivan says:

    “…the picture of the men [on Facebook] received 121 likes, 118 shares, and mainly violent comments such as ‘flog them hard!’, ‘let them see bullets!’, ‘free Libya! [ie from gays]’, ‘ride them like camels’…”

    Ride them like camels?! See again how easily the self-hating closet cases inadvertently reveal themselves and their repressed desires.

  2. Broga says:

    @Ivan: Your make a perceptive comment. This report is deeply shocking. As we have so often seen from Christian preachers, the violence towards and condemnation of these men seems to have its force in the repressed sexual feelings of their persecutors. By trying to reveal their own “virtue” they expose their hidden desires.

  3. Trevor Blake says:

    What makes a Muslim differ from a Muslim extremist? A Muslim advocates killing homosexuals (link) while a Muslim extremist both advocates and does it.

    They may also be differentiated by Muslims shrieking about islamaphobia when non-Muslim say “please neither advocate nor conduct murders of homosexuals” while Muslim extremists say “well, what did you think was going to happen?”

  4. remigius says:

    Is that the same Libya that’s just had a revolution to overthrow a brutal regime?

  5. Matt Westwood says:

    @rem: surely not. Hang on, can I just hear Sheldon Cooper in the background, saying “I thus informed you”?

    The overthrowing of an autocrat is rarely a time for true celebration, as it frequently results in its replacement by a regime which is considerably more brutal.

  6. AgentCormac says:

    remigius & Matt

    You only have to look at Egypt for further evidence. Apparently President Musri (presumably one of the people who helped bring down the old regime while calling for democracy) has introduced a constitutional declaration which says that no authority can revoke his decisions. There is also a bar on judges dissolving the assembly drawing up a new constitution and he also authorised himself to take any measures to preserve the revolution, national unity or safeguard national security. Same old, same old.

  7. remigius says:

    AgentCormac. That’s the problem with democracy. If you vote for the Muslim Brotherhood you’re gonna end up with the Muslim Brotherhood!

  8. OurSally says:

    In the Who’s words “We don’t get fooled again” etc. But they did get fooled again, it was all for nothing. Fools.

  9. Nallad says:

    All in support of a “religion of peace”. Hypocrisy & disdain for human life.

  10. Mickey Mouse says:

    All religions are bullshit, but Islam in particular is down-right EVIL. What a bunch of animals and savages. Sure, Christians did the same thing… 500 years ago. Islam is 500 years out of touch with reality. Their prophet rode around the Middle East chopping off heads! The Koran is all about killing people. Read it.
    Religion of peace my ass.

    America has spent tons of money on bombs and nukes. They should just turn the entire Middle East into glass – and then there won’t be any more fighting!

  11. Saad says:

    I’m Libyan. I’m also one of the few atheists here(I don’t think there are more than 50 or 100). I also know that if our nation (Arabs) was long plagued by autocracy and Islam, most of “Westerns” were long plagued by stereotyping. Not knowing what “Middle-East” is (which has become an archetype to the people from the “Free World” inspiring a brainless horde of brown-skinned and hairy sex predators who love exploding themselves), what Arabia is, what North Africa is … even what Asia is (Many think that Indians and Iranians are Arabs) .. etc. is on the other hand a sad thing.What have been called revolutions in the region can never change deep-rooted creeds that have governed us for centuries, but we also should not fall into the snare of stereotyping and shallow analyses. One has to know what being an Arab is to draw a line between “Middle-East” (God! I hate that term!)and Islam.
    P.S. Yes, saying “God!” is a poor attempt for irony.