A Libyan militia forced their way into a private party in Ain Zara, a suburb of the capitol of Tripoli, Libya, and took the twelve men hostage on Thursday night.
The extremist Libyan militia is accusing the twelve men of being homosexual and say that the men are now facing mutilation and execution for homosexual activities.
Pictures of the men with their hands up against the wall and their faces covered, as well as one of the men whose back is decorated with henna tattoo, has been posted on Facebook.
One of the pictures was accompanied by the Quranic call, ‘ there is no power but the power of Allah’.
The militia call themselves the ‘Special Deterrence Unit’ on their Facebook page and they also boast that they caught the men doing the practices of the people of Lot (I.e. having gay sex) and the men are to be mutilated and executed.
The Human Rights Watch Group in Libya left a comment on the group’s Facebook page, that the organization hopes that the men will not be treated inhumanely and called upon the militia to hand the men over to the civil authorities.
The militia, identified as the Al-Nawasi militia, are considered to be extreme Salafists.
They state their mission is to remove ‘corruption’, ‘vice’, alcoholic drinks, and gays from the streets of Libya.
A Libyan LGBT activist nicknamed Khaleed told Gay Star News: ‘Many of us fear that some of the militias [there are over 250 of them in the country], which are extreme Islamists who are very well armed and financed, will focus on the LGBT community and hunt us down.
‘The police is largely absent or powerless so Libyan civil society has a real problem; the militias often take the law onto their own hands.
‘That the Al Nawasi militia claims they are now part of the Ministry of Interior is very worrying; this move should be unacceptable to the public and to civil society groups.’
Every-time I read a story like this one, it makes me think to myself,
‘Damn, I’m glad to be an American.’
But then I’ll read another story about someone here in America killing a family member and I realize, we all are screwed…
A one’s lifestyle shouldn’t matter to everyone, because it’s not for everyone…
No one is going door to door, forcing ‘gay’ down one’s throat (please excuse the pun…it was truly unintended), like
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