12 Men Accused Of Being Gay Face Torture, Death By Libyan Militia

Gay Star News is reporting that twelve men were captured at a gay party in Tripoli by members of a Libyan militia group and now face execution.

It’s believe the men were abducted from the suburb on Ain Zara on Thursday night. On Sunday afternoon, the group responsible posted alleged photos of the victims on its Facebook page, which has garnered nearly 3,000 likes. A message on the page says the victims were guilty of committing the “practices of the people of Lot” (i.e. sodomy) and were to be mutilated and executed.”

Other images in the same album depict weapons, drugs, alcohol and wads of cash. (Outraged Facebook users have reported the profile, so its unclear if it will remain active.)

According to GSN, the militia’s profile identifies it as a “special deterrence unit” that is part of the official Libyan Ministry of Interior. One Libyan activist tells GSN that the situation for gay people in Libya has gotten better overall. “People can meet each other more easily than under the Qadaffi regime, although, of course we still have to be very discreet and careful,” says Kahleed. “Many of us fear that some of the militias, which are extreme Islamists who are very well armed and financed, will focus on the LGBT community and hunt us down.”

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  • JAX25

    This kind of ignorance and brutality is unacceptable. God hope that one day, regardless of where one may reside, these acts would be foreseen as hate crimes and not will not be
    tolerated by anyone. May these 12 men, along with hundreds of others rest in peace. One day soon, justice will be served. One day.

  • Dionte

    The demons are still hard at work, they have retained so much influence in this world. Humans are too easy.

  • sfbeast

    so what is happening? are these men being held by the government, or by the militia. any word from amnesty international or the us state dept?

  • Charlie in Charge


  • Ron Jackson

    Your tax dollars at work. Freedom fries for all!

  • santafewish

    Pray for these people!

  • Derek Williams


    Pray? To whom? To the very god that is the author of all our misfortune and suffering?

    Religion is the scourge of humanity and it is the scourge of the homosexual.

  • Gina

    this angers and saddens me, sick world…it keeps continuing, and they have the nerve to post these poor men’s pics on facebook!? where’s Amnesty??


    Being black, left-handed or being gay is just as natural. It is a sometimes rare occurrence to fall in Love and to hold that person in your heart and be loved in return … it is something that should be celebrated! If it’s between two guys or two girls — all the better. It takes even more courage to defend that LOVE!

    The evil writings in Leviticus 18:22 … against gays – depict: “P” … “priestly rules” & expanded by the pope; homophobes and religious frauds … to attack the gay community and never meant to apply to the public — but to priests. Leviticus was written long after Moses — 600BC.

    There is no scientific evidence to prove any of the cross related bogus elements of christianity and other religions. Our early human ancestors; on this earth … go back more than 6 million years … 5,996,000 years before the Greeks, Romans and the Jews. Christianity is basically a 2012 year old fictional cult.
    In the year 300 AD when Emperor Constantine, who to some was the first pope; went on to fabricate & market Christianity!
    Christianity is a fantasy; which turned out to be one of the most hateful & evil concoctions ever perpetrated on the world.

    It is written; so therefore it shall be? We are the chosen people? Such a wicked fantasy. To see the religious lunatics manipulate government and our lives is shameful.

    The pope and churches fully aware that Leviticus 18:22 applies to priests only … refuse to remove this stigma … maliciously persecuting gays. Kids are being bullied into suicide …!

  • manjoguy

    And Obama seems to think that the Arab world will just love us now.

  • jmmartin

    @MACDONALDBANK: How positively delightful to meet a person “after my own mind” so to speak. I have read Massey, Blavatsky, others; all convince me that every religion is man-made in an effort to explain the ineffable and now that science has supplied almost all of the answers, religion is as worthless as teets on a boar hog. I salute you, sir! One observation: by continually insisting that they should live in the 8th century (when Sharia’h was fabricated), Muslims stubborn cling quite literally to the Dark Ages. Something or some one must enlighten them that Allah, too, is as useless as teets on a boar hog.

  • Stache1

    Wow. Who would’ve thought Qaddafi would’ve been a better alternative to this. Just like Iraq. I guess this is what they meant as freedom.

  • bmwblonde

    It has LONG been known that the Muslim world (and Muslim culture) has an incredibly weird and hypocritical double-standards about homosexuality. Rich men in that culture have for generations had paid boys on the side (or live-in) paid boys. Islam has the totally anachronistic and fundamentalist strictures against homosexuality, but because at least 10% of humans born everywhere ARE gay, that culture has created a crazy-quilt of public condemnation, persecution, etc. — and an adjoining private life of (eyes turned the other way) homosexual activity. The worse the hiding, the more intense the public prosecution. This is not unlike screwball American fundamentalism, in which the most crazily anti-gay clergymen, etc. are REGULARLY “caught” with call-boys, in men’s rooms (or with [male] sheep). The whole thing would be laughable if it weren’t so horribly, brutally, HUMOROUSLESSLY tragic. Real spiritual people have a wonderful sense of humor, are NOT caught up in hatred of the body, and are open minded. It’s RELIGIOUS people (Islam, Christian, you name it) — who are CRAZY, life-denying, and persecutorial — usually running like crazy from their own suppressed (and entirely natural) urges. If we could ban RELIGION (but not spiritality), then the world could just fr____ing RELAX.

  • jmmartin

    @Stache1: Under Mobarek, Egypt was as paranoid about homosexuality as any society could be: although Sharia’h condemns same-sex relations, Egyptians were especially fond of sodomy and throughout the Levant, Egypt was known as the most “swinging” nation on earth. In order to maintain a facade of “normalcy” Mobarek cracked down from time to time. One memorable event was the arrest and torture of a barge-load of gay men during a party on the Nile. The barge was raided and there was a show trial or two. This allows the president to appear in compliance with religious dogma, and I do not recall a single voice in protest in the U.S. More recently, Ahmadinejad of Iran claimed there are no homosexuals there. Of course not, but historically his nation gave us the great gay Sufi Poets, and quite a few of younger Iranian men, in their desire for a Western democracy yearn as much for a boyfriend, or a place to live free with the current one. We need constantly to think, Ahmadinejad is only as dear to his people as the ayatollahs want him to be, and only the U.S. can unite the people…against us.

  • hf2hvit

    @manjoguy: Did he say that? So you would rather support so-called christian right-wingers here who would do the same to you if they could? The very same Americans who have fervently tried to get the Ugandan “Kill the Gays” bill passed? You must be a shill.

  • jmmartin

    @bmwblonde: Devoutly to be wished. (You should pardon the expression.)

  • jmmartin

    P.S. An old jingle in the Levant goes, “Women are fine, melons better, but a boy, a boy is sublime!”

  • Jerry12

    @Derek Williams: There will never be Peace in the world until ALL Religions are outlawed. Religion is a defense for most of the intolerance and hatred in the World.

  • Jerry12

    @JAX25: @ Jax25 What “GOD”? It is stupid people who believe that there is “GOD” of creation that is responsible for 99.999% of the Worlds problems and crimes against humanity.

  • Rob

    Hooray for the Arab Spring! Maybe if we shovel tens of billions more in taxpayer money to them, everything will be cool again. Or maybe ObaMarx can give another speech about how much Americans suck. It’s that YouTube video, right?

    What, Queerty? Not enough mindless news about Ru Paul’s Drag Race to fill your pages? Are you running out of “news” nobody gives a crap about?

  • EGO

    This is a horrible event and unfortunately it takes time for education to reach enough people to overthrow these cruel bigoted megalomaniacs. I have watched civilation over the last 50 years since I have been with my partner and it is moving in our direction though slowly.

  • denverdoug

    Is there something we can do to help?

  • Freddie27

    @Rob: Ah, yes, the fictional “apology tour”. Go back to Fox News, dumbass.

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