How Islamist gangs use internet to track, torture and kill Iraqi gays

Sitting on the floor, wearing traditional Islamic clothes and holding an old notebook, Abu Hamizi, 22, spends at least six hours a day searching internet chatrooms linked to gay websites.

He is not looking for new friends, but for victims.

“It is the easiest way to find those people who are destroying Islam and who want to dirty the reputation we took centuries to build up,” he said. When he finds them, Hamizi arranges for them to be attacked and sometimes killed.

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Hamizi, a computer science graduate, is at the cutting edge of a new wave of violence against gay men in Iraq. Made up of hardline extremists, Hamizi’s group and others like it are believed to be responsible for the deaths of more than 130 gay Iraqi men since the beginning of the year alone.

So reports The Guardian.

Question is: what reputation does Abu Hamizi think Islam has build up over the centuries? Surely he and the fellow members of his hate group must at some point realize that while Islam claims to be a ‘religion of peace’ his actions represent the kind of barbarism that gave Islam the nickname ‘religion of the sword.’

Islamism has no place in modern, civilized society.

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