Torture

Iraqi Gays Face Threat of ‘Glued Anuses’

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And here we thought the murder of gay Iraqis would get the U.S. government to blink. How about the torture of gay Iraqis?

Buoying the theory that it’s the “anal sex” part of being gay that really infuriates homophobes, Iraqi militants are reportedly gluing shut the anuses of suspected gays. Repeat: Gluing shut their anuses. With a glue so resilient, you need surgery to remove it. This is not a time for jokes about having to take a shit (we’re looking at you, Bill O’Reilly). This is torture, and some 60 men have already been attacked with it.

And yet, while the U.S. spends billions every month on Iraqi operations, there’s no attention, let alone resources, going toward defending these folks. Translating from the news network Al Arabiya:

A prominent Iraqi human rights activist says that Iraqi militia have deployed a painful form of torture against homosexuals by closing their anuses using ‘Iranian gum.’ … Yina Mohammad told Alarabiya.net that, ‘Iraqi militias have deployed an unprecedented form of torture against homosexuals by using a very strong glue that will close their anus.’ According to her, the new substance ‘is known as the American hum, which is an Iranian-manufactured glue that if applied to the skin, sticks to it and can only be removed by surgery. After they glue the anuses of homosexuals, they give them a drink that causes diarrhea. Since the anus is closed, the diarrhea causes death.

Videos of this form of torture are being distributed on mobile cellphones in Iraq.’ According to this human rights activist, for the past 3 weeks a crackdown on homosexuals has been going on based on a religious decree that demands their death; dozens have been targeted. She says that the persecution of homosexuals is not confined to the Shiite clerics. Some Sunni leaders have also declared the death penalty for sodomy on satellite channels.

See our interview with Iraqi LGBT pioneer Ali Hili.

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33 Comments

  • ajax

    Well, thank God that Christian America was able to export democracy to Iraq. I know I certainly feel better about all the money we spent and all the young lives we lost.

  • AJ

    Why did we do ANYTHING for that shit country?

  • htfaul

    I think for something this disturbing, the glue gun image is a little cynical and disrespectful.

  • strumpetwindsock

    @AJ:
    You didn’t do it for them at all.
    You did it for yourselves, or more specifically, your oil interests.

    It was George Bush’s greatest goal and his worst fuck-up all in one. After all, the U.S. helped keep Saddam in there for the longest time as a strong man to protect their interests.

    Did they honestly think they could just remove him, make things democratic and then people would automatically vote for the American Way?

  • AlwaysGay

    The Iraqi war was a bad idea from the get go. I feel so sorry for the gay people living there. Unfortunately for their survival they should pretend to be heterosexual and try to leave the country. I also agree with htfaul that the glue gun image is repulsive. Can’t you have any sympathy for the lives of gay people in muslim populated countries?

  • Optimist

    AJ you didn’t do anything for that country. You invaded it so you could take control of its oil under the pretence of helping them. You did nothing but destroy, kill, pillage and send your young people to die for oil.

  • reversion

    All you did was give the website, but not the actual article URL.

    THAT WOULD BE NICE. KTHX

  • Jamie

    Unfortunately we don’t have the freedom to boycott the transferral of billions of our tax dollars to Iraq. We don’t have to buy Red Stripe, or books from Amazon, but we have no choice about supporting our government’s insane global imperialism with the money we work our asses off for every day. This is where that money’s going, and we either pay up or go to jail for tax evasion.

  • Michael W.

    That glue gun image is awfully tasteless. And this is coming from Michael W., who barely knows the meaning of taste.

  • TANK

    Shocking. The men who perpetrate these human rights violations…they only respond to force or threats of it. That’s the only way to get them to change their behavior. It’s all that they understand…violence and force.

  • Attmay

    The problem with this phony baloney creation of League of Nations bureaucrats, European cartographers, and Wilsonian naifs is the religion they have been spoon-fed since birth. It teaches them that it’s okay to kill gays because their pedophile “prophet” said so.

    At least Obama is keeping 50,000 troops there indefinitely.

  • Marc

    @htfaul: I couldn’t agree more!

  • pdquesnell

    Everyone seems to fail to realize, is that is God’s will.

  • pdquesnell

    That is why I can hardly wait for the separation of church and state to be complete.

  • DISGUSTED

    @pdquesnell:

    Ahh, yes. Thou shalt glue together assholes of fornicators.

    Get the fuck out of here with that shit.

  • equallydisgusted

    pdquesnell, your the dumbest person I know. “God wants you to glue peoples buttholes” or “love thy neighbor”. One or the other, not both, asshole. Pardon my pun.

  • Steve

    pdquesnell said: “Everyone seems to fail to realize, is that is God’s will.”

    God laid down in the Ten Commandments “THOU SHALT NOT KILL”

    And yet people like you conveniently forget one of the ten fundamental commandments as brought down from Mt Sinai by Moses, and written by THE HAND OF GOD, in favour of some shite postulated by MEN and published in Liviticus.

    Nowhere within the Ten Commandments is ANYTHING written against homosexuals, unless you want to misconstrue the one about coveting thy neighbour’s ass.

    You, pdquesnell, are the kind of religious zealot who will wonder, after the day of judgement, why you are burning in the fires of hell.

    You, Sir, are a walking Epic Fail of Biblical Proportions.

  • Calvin

    How stupid are you guys? He was obviously being sarcastic, click on his website, he’s a big gay bear.

  • Dapper Dan

    I totally agree that the glue gun graphic is beyond bad taste. C’mon, not even funny.

    And the ironic thing about this “method” is, not all gay men even practice sodomy, while plenty of straight people DO. They really can’t get past Teh Buttsex, even when it’s not even happening.

    Dan, raging homo who hasn’t done Teh Anal in 15 years.

  • Thaddaeus

    “… the seven nations greater and mightier than thou; And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them.”
    Deuteronomy 7:1-2

    “So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the LORD God of Israel commanded. And Joshua smote them from Kadesh-barnea even unto Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, even unto Gibeon.”
    Joshua 10:40-41

    ……..

    “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”
    Leviticus 18:22-23

    “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death.”
    Leviticus 20:13

  • InExile

    @Thaddaeus: It is nothing but a myth! Ever heard of evolution?

  • Thaddaeus

    “And he said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.”
    Exodus 32:27

  • Thaddaeus

    I am of course referring to Steve’s comment above about adherence to the commandment of “Thou shalt not kill” unless God commands otherwise.

  • NotNarrow

    @Thaddaeus:

    Exodus 31:14
    14″‘Observe the Sabbath, because it is holy to you. Anyone who desecrates it must be put to death…

    Exodus 21:17
    17″Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.

    Leviticus 24:16
    16anyone who blasphemes the name of the LORD must be put to death.

    Deuteronomy 22:20-21
    20If…no proof of the girl’s virginity can be found, 21she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death.

    Deuteronomy 18:20
    20But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death.”

  • Thaddaeus

    Amen Brother.

  • m2mswva

    Even Human Rights Watch has nothing about this on the web site. twitter them: @hrc to demand they call attention to this brutal “cultural cleansing” campaign.

  • kademonster

    The glue gun graphic is definitely tacky, but the US thought Iraq was just a poor country being ruled by a mean man. Wrong. It’s a cruel country that follows a ludicrous religion of hate that BEGET a mean man.

  • Dannycub

    It truly does sicken me that humanity can still dig so deep as to perform such acts of cruelty and barbarism. Religion does have so much to answer for.
    But this is the reason why we must be out, why we must hold hands I public and not be ashamed of who we are.
    Only through being visible can our countries recognize us and then with our support tackle the horrible acts of violence on gay men and women around the world.

  • galefan2004

    Good to be an American. Sucks to be an Iraqi. Honestly, I’ve gotten over giving a damn about what happens in other countries to other people. It sucks that they have to deal with this, but it in no way involves me. It might be selfish as hell, but its not my job to make sure that people in other places are treated fairly. Its my job to make sure that I’m treated fairly in this country.

  • galefan2004

    Jamie,

    You couldn’t be more wrong. The reason we got out of Vietnam was because hordes of protesters in every city were protesting it which made it pretty hard for the press to gloss over it and the government to spin it. The problem is that we honestly believe we are doing a disservice to our men and women in arms if we protest today which couldn’t be further from the truth. The real truth is we just don’t care to protest and have our rights heard. It takes work and we like complacency, and until it happens in our own backyard we aren’t going to stand up and get noticed.

  • galefan2004

    Thaddeus,

    http://www.godhatesshrimp.com/
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080110180705AAZ5kzj

    Needless to say, you are not the only one that can pull out obscure bible versus. I was ok with going to hell from 5 years old because my grandmother was on the east coast and I loved shrimp. I was a very naughty child, good thing that Christ fulfilled the stupidity of the law that you mention, because I know I should have been stoned (and not in the good way). Get over yourself.

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