According to a news report by KNX, the Iraqi police removed a young man from his home and executed him in the street for alleged homosexual activity.
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 AhmedÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.”
“The murder of Ahmed follows a pattern of Badr executions of suspected gays and lesbians in Iraq. Badr are using their members in the police to enforce the violent homophobia of Sharia law.”Badr’s policy is to murder gay people, prostitutes, unveiled women, sellers and consumers of alcohol and people with Sunni-sounding names.
“Inspired by the Shia spiritual leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who has issued a death fatwa against lesbians and gays, Badr is kidnapping and executing people suspected of homosexuality, even young kids.
This is what the invasion has earned us. Children executed in the streets by secular forces for religious reasons. Is our president proud of this? How does our military feel to have taken part in the Ã¢â‚¬Å“liberationÃ¢â‚¬Â of people who consider murder a lesser sin than homosexuality?