Gay Iraqi’s Story of Death Threats and Attempted Rape (VIDEO)


Listen to Ahmed’s story as the gay Iraqi tells how six of his uncles planned an honor killing against him, how a judge told him he was a disgrace to Muslim culture, and how a jail guard attempted to rape him.

A new wave of violence against Iraq’s LGBT population was reported at the beginning of March, with at least 42 gay men having been killed. Later reports suggest that some of those men were killed for being “emo” or “metrosexual”.

A similar wave of violence against LGBT citizens in Iraq was widely reported in 2009, but since then it had been hoped Iraq’s officials would have ensured local agencies were protecting citizens. As Ahemd’s story shows, this does not seem to be the case.


Related Reading:

European Parliament Calls for Greater LGBT Asylum Protections

“A Spreading Campaign of Torture and Murder” Against Gay Iraqis

Iraq LGBT Crisis Update: Profiling the Worsening Situation



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Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago


Timothy Wood
Timothy W.4 years ago

I don't think it is appropriate to focus on the religion of a country. We have church leaders here in the good ole USA that would sugest that all gay people be air lifted into concetration camps and be allowed to die off. The bible says if a man lies with a man he will surely die. Not a direct quote but close enough. The problem isn't the religion, it is religion as a whole.

Beth S.
Beth S.4 years ago

Thanks for the report, Steve. Unfortunately, the video says, "This video is private."

Gillian, thanks for your excellent comments.

John Duqesa
Past Member 4 years ago

What on earth are you talking about Gillian? Are you actually trying to support Carola when she said that there are "1000s" of honour kilings a year in the UK or are you content to say that she was (and is) a liar?

Gillian Miller
Gillian M.4 years ago

Here it comes, the self congratulation or should I say self delusion. You have proven nothing except ignorance and bigotry. As usual, the Islamophobe designation which I predicted when you have nothing to say except insults. You have failed to contradict anything said even when you have been proven wrong nor have you posted anything to contradict my proof meaning that you have been trounced or found to be wrong.

Incidentally, death does not include violence (unless it ends in death) or threats because neither mean dead unless you have a dictionary that no-one else does or the most unusual legal training ever.

Did your mother never teach you to quit when you are behind?

John Duqesa
Past Member 4 years ago

Poor Gillian. You address a post to Carola and then when I congratulate you for correctly telling her off, you decide to change your mind.

In the meantime, you seem to have problems reading. Carola said there were 1000s of honour KILLINGS every year and your own cite says that there were not. But you try to support her lie by misleading the unwary. In addition, these figures include threats of violence as well as actual violence, that is assault AND battery.

How do I know? Because we have been through this whole thing before on other threads where you and other Islamophobes were roundly trounced.

Gillian Miller
Gillian M.4 years ago

No pillow, it is your mouth that shoots off because when you are unable to counter argue you insult people.

Over 3,000 (extrapolating the figures) is thousands and not all will have been reported as such.

Now, I am still waiting for you to produce something to counter my news items or the quotes from the Koran and the Hadith. Is it because you cannot so are trying to make yourself look good by insulting people? Doesn't work, all you show is ignorance of your religion.

John Duqesa
Past Member 4 years ago

Gillian M

Yes, Carola shot her mouth off without thinking. I'm surprised and gratified that you would tick off a fellow traveller. Her statement that there are "1000s" of honour killings a year in the UK was verifiably false and its falsity can be checked in seconds.

Any act of violence is one too many, whether committed by Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs or Muslims.

Gillian Miller
Gillian M.4 years ago

Carola. thanks, I had forgotten the Zionist threat.

As for honour killings, there are far too many. As usual, your mouth works and the brain doesn't. You could look these up as easily as I did from the BBC (pro-Muslim) dated 3 December 2011

UK police recorded at least 2,823 so-called honour attacks last year, figures from 39 out of 52 forces show.

Gillian Miller
Gillian M.4 years ago

pillow, as usual you have nothing worth saying. You have not repudiated the links nor have you been able to find anything to show that Islam is intolerant. There is no condemnation or criticism of Egypt's behaviour nor Libya's.

All you do is nit pick with something that has nothing to do with the story.

As usual, you show your ingnorance and intolerance. I suspect the next "attack" will be that I am or we are racist or Islamophobic (a Muslim Brotherhood term).