Astounding news! Iraqi fundamentalist Muslims have decided to do something about the widespread INTOLERANCE of homosexuality in the Arab world. And several of them regularly visit gay chatrooms on the internet looking for gay Arabic-speakers.
Whom they brutally slaughter.
Admittedly, this is not an adequate or even sane response to the deeply repressed homosexuality in Arab societies - it hardly seems likely to lead to any liberalization, and will probably repulse many people (EXCEPT for the anti-Western social activists in Berkeley and parts of Europe), but it is, finally, an acknowledgement that homosexuality exists, and that it is not a life-style choice.
"Sitting on the floor, wearing traditional Islamic clothes and holding an old notebook, Abu Hamizi, 22, spends at least six hours a day searching internet chatrooms linked to gay websites. He is not looking for new friends, but for victims.
"It is the easiest way to find those people who are destroying Islam and who want to dirty the reputation we took centuries to build up," he said. When he finds them, Hamizi arranges for them to be attacked and sometimes killed.
Hamizi, a computer science graduate, is at the cutting edge of a new wave of violence against gay men in Iraq <http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/iraq> .
Made up of hardline extremists, Hamizi's group and others like it are believed to be responsible for the deaths of more than 130 gay Iraqi men since the beginning of the year alone."
The deputy leader of the group, which is based in Baghdad, explained its campaign using a stream of homophobic invective. "Animals deserve more pity than the dirty people who practise such sexual depraved acts," he told the Observer. "We make sure they know why they are being held and give them the chance to ask God's forgiveness before they are killed."
The violence against Iraqi gays is a key test of the government's ability to protect vulnerable minority groups after the Americans have gone.
This is a proud re-affirmation of the cultural values so admired by many Europeans and Berkeleyites, and a clear rejection of the depravity and decadence of liberal humanist societies. Many righteous people in Europe and Berkeley support the Iraqi people's desire to control their own affairs and finally be rid of the Americans. Recognition of the straightforward revolutionary values of Iraqi Freedom Fighters is the first step towards release from the tyranny of Western Culture.
She went with police to find her son's remains. "We found his body with signs of torture, his anus filled with glue and without his genitals," she said. "I will carry this image with me until my dying day."
You will not hear any criticism of such acts from many of the good people of Berkeley (or Western Europe), who proudly acknowledge that ALL cultures are valid in their own environment, and we in the West should not judge the time-honored values of other nations.
According to most Western European and Berkeleyite anti-war activists, such acts are merely manifestations of Iraqi cultural resurgence, and have to be seen as a righteous rejection of the US imposing its standards on the world.
There was a sarcastic tone to much of the text above. If you were from Berkeley or Western Europe, you probably didn't realize that. Sorry.
We do not actually mean to support the culturally sanctioned slaughter of gay people so common in certain middle-eastern societies.
We know that YOU approve, because it is a manifestation of your various inherent anti-Americanisms and a vibrantly defiant expression of local pride - sorry, but we think you are a bunch of depraved cultural relativists. And quite possibly irredeemable.
We sadly recognize that there is something thoroughly rotten in Berkeley and Western Europe. We really do hope that you get better. Get help you sick bastards.