This is a very disturbing but hardly surprising story. In Libya, one of the many reactionary Islamic militias has kidnapped a bunch of men they say are gay and plan to mutilate and kill them in the name of Allah. Because being gay is way more immoral than mutilation and murder.
Twelve men face mutilation and execution for allegedly being gay after being captured by an extremist Libyan Islamist militia.
The twelve men were, apparently, having a private party in Ain Zara, a suburb of Tripoli, the country’s capital, when the militia captured them, late on Thursday night (22 November).
The group boasted by posting the pictures of the men on Facebook, describing them as the ‘third sex’ (a term used in the Arab Gulf area to denote ‘queers’) including one of the men who had a henna ‘tattoo’ on his back.
One of the pictures was accompanied by the Quranic call ‘there is no power but the power of Allah!’…
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.
There are hundreds of militias now in Libya, filling the power vacuum left by Qaddafi’s fall.