All that American blood and treasure in Iraq to .... install sharia law. Obama say, "respect it!"
Clearly Bush did not understand Islam or the sharia when he invaded Iraq. This was not what he envisioned when he freed Iraq and called Islam the "religion of Peace." When reality meets fantasy, hundreds of young people get killed. Young women get honor murdered, women get clitorectomized, and are forced to marry barbarians.
Who are the true "misunderstanders" of Islam? Devout muslims or clueless Western politicians and Islamic apologists in the media.
"My family wanted to shoot me for being gay': Iraqi medic tells how he fled his homeland as 90 Emo-style youngsters are victims of honour killing
- Ahmed says 'even under Saddam Hussein I wouldn't have been killed for being gay'
- 90 Iraqi students have also been killed for dressing in Western Emo-style
- Ahmed has since fled to the U.S. as a refugee
- His boyfriend sent explicit pictures of him to family members
- Sister tells him: 'You have to flee - I'd prefer you live in a far away place than see your name on a grave'
By Rob Cooper 13 April 2012
A gay Iraqi medic has told how he was forced to flee his homeland to avoid being killed by his family because of his sexuality.
The young man, identified only as Ahmed, escaped to Jordan after being betrayed by his boyfriend who sent explicit pictures of them together to his uncle.
He said in a harrowing interview that even under Saddam Husseim's reign he would not have been killed for being gay.
Medic: Ahmed, pictured right with two other doctors, is a medic who graduated from Baghdad University in 2006
The video was released after it was emerged that 90 Iraqi students have been killed for being an Emo.
The revelations will provide a wake-up call nine years after U.S. and British forces invaded Iraq to topple Saddam.
Ahmed said in the newly-released Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project interview that his family wanted him dead when they discovered he was gay.
His sister phoned and told him he was going to be shot dead after his family were sent explicit images.
He fled to Jordan and from there the Baghdad University medicine graduate was able to travel on to the United States as a refugee.
In the harrowing video, Ahmed said life was better for homosexuals under Saddam.
'After the war things started to get worse because every man started to express every hatred he has,' he said.
'I don't support Saddam - I didn't like him - but at least there was law. I can get jailed for being gay during Saddam but at least I wont be killed.'
Ahmed said he was together with his male partner for four years before he lost his job and started asking for money.
When he refused to provide extra cash, his boyfriend blackmailed him by sending explicit pictures to six of his uncles.
Ahmed added that his sister told him: 'They (the family members) received a small envelope under the main gates of their houses.
'They opened them (and) they saw a CD of shameful nude sex pictures between you and a bearded man.
Forced to flee: Ahmed, centre, was handing over some of his earnings to his boyfriend after he lost his job - and was blackmailed for more
'A letter was written with the CD 'your son is one of Baghdad's biggest gay b****** and your son is a w**** and he is well known in Baghdad for being gay.'
He added that his sister told him he had to flee because the family would have him killed.
In an emotional interview he revealed his sister said: 'You have to flee. I prefer that you live in a far place rather than seeing your name on a rock on a grave.'
Ahmed's story emerged after it was revealed militants in Shia neighbourhoods in Baghdad have also been killing youngsters who dress in the 'Emo' style.
Shock: Ahmed's sister told him to get out of the country - because she would prefer him a long way away to in a grave
Fans of the trend – short for emotional – wear tight jeans and have distinctive long, black or spiky haircuts.
Iraq's Moral Police released a statement on the interior ministry's website condemning the 'emo phenomenon' among Iraqi youth, declaring its intent to 'eliminate' the trend.
The move is part of a wider clampdown on young people taking on what government officials call 'Western appearances' in Iraq.