"Sami asked the men why they were targeting gays. 'They are wrong. They are sinners,' one man said. 'They work with the Zionists, with the Americans. They are spies. We need to get rid of them. God sent us from heaven to make everything good, to reform society. We’re killing gays, getting rid of them to make society clean from bad things.'
This is a really horrifying article in New York Magazine about the persecution of gay men in Iraq right now. Please read it.