Priorities, in an update onÂ this story. No one seems to grasp that looking the other way from extrajudicial killings of allegedly deficient Muslims will eventually come back to bite them, because they have approved the practice in principle. “Iraqi murders put gay and emo youth on edge,” by Mohammed Tawfiq forÂ CNN, March 12: JW
More onÂ this story. Note the freewheeling conflation of theÂ suspicionÂ of homosexual tendencies, allegations of devil worship, and whatever else the government’s thugs please to level at their targets. The all too literal witch-hunt is ultimately an indiscriminate, arbitrary display of power designed to terrorize the populace into line, and into erring on the side of not calling attention to themselves that could put them in harm’s way.
This is the test case, the prototype for things to come, if no one has the political will to resist. The extrajudicial terrorizing of the population on “moral” grounds will not stop with the persecution of “emo” Iraqi youth.
The moral police have decided to get their foot in the door by targeting a group they think no one will care about. “Iraq ministry backsÂ LGBTÂ massacre as fears grow of more attacks,” by Sharifa Ghanem forÂ Bikya Masr, March 12 via JW