Reporter in Iraq Jailed for 6 Months Over Story on Homosexuality

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    Dec 03, 2008 3:40 PM GMT
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,460918,00.html

    The bit I wonder about is this:

    "The case centers on an April 2007 article Hussein wrote ... that detailed the physical effects of homosexual sex...."

    I can't help but wonder what it means to refer to the "physical effects" of homosexual sex. icon_confused.gif
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    Dec 03, 2008 7:19 PM GMT
    Good thing we liberated the Iraqi people and gave them the benefits of a free press. I know I feel good about America when I read this kind of stuff.
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    Dec 03, 2008 7:25 PM GMT
    ursamajor saidGood thing we liberated the Iraqi people and gave them the benefits of a free press. I know I feel good about America when I read this kind of stuff.

    ...and these are the Kurds....they are supposed to be the good guys ... icon_rolleyes.gif

    Just like some in America who piss and moan about oppression, but, boy, give 'em a chance and ...bam!... they are right there to nail somebody else
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    Dec 03, 2008 8:25 PM GMT
    Wow...and it was reported on Fox News...never thought I'd see a link to them on here...
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    Dec 03, 2008 9:49 PM GMT
    ursamajor saidGood thing we liberated the Iraqi people and gave them the benefits of a free press. I know I feel good about America when I read this kind of stuff.


    Oh and you can now hire a hit man in Baghdad and have your wife killed for 100 bucks

    Freedom's on the March !
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    Dec 04, 2008 12:24 AM GMT
    Glad we spent about a trillion US dollars on Iraq, so they could have the "blessings of democracy." They're quick learners, aren't they?

    Oh, wait, this is the Bush-Republican version of democracy. Lucky the guy didn't get hanged.
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    Dec 04, 2008 6:47 AM GMT
    Funny how many people attacked America, if even sideways, but did not have the guts to say that maybe Middle Eastern culture is way fucked up. Maybe that is too politically incorrect. Our war efforts, right or wrong, had nothing to do with this story. It is about backwards Muslims and Middle Eastern attitudes. In a region that still stones to death 13 yo old rape victims, what do you expect?
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    Dec 04, 2008 7:15 AM GMT
    The way I look at it is.

    The are lots of countries in the world that have negative ways of looking at women, Gay people etc. Lots of these ways/rules/laws are religious or cutlural based.

    It's up to other more progressive countires like the US, Britain, Austrailia etc to keep setting a good example of how Gay people, women etc are just like everyone else and are treated equally.

    We're not making things better by slagging off other countries who aren't as enlightened as us. We can only lead by example and hope as years go by and generations die away that extremist views will too.

    Not one of us here lives in a perfect country, do we?

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    Red_Vespa saidGlad we spent about a trillion US dollars on Iraq, so they could have the "blessings of democracy." They're quick learners, aren't they?

    Oh, wait, this is the Bush-Republican version of democracy. Lucky the guy didn't get hanged.


    This isn't about Bush and America, its about medieval people that stay in power by oppressing all minorities and constant violence.
    Kudos to the International Media Watchdogs for protecting the journalist.

    The silver lining is he wasnt killed, he will probably get released, probably paving the way for other journalists, and maybe just maybe a 14 yr gay kid reading this will realize he is not alone and decide not to commit suicide. Lets think positive and not blame the Bush administration.
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    Dec 04, 2008 8:58 AM GMT
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    Triggerman saidFunny how many people attacked America, if even sideways, but did not have the guts to say that maybe Middle Eastern culture is way fucked up. Maybe that is too politically incorrect. Our war efforts, right or wrong, had nothing to do with this story. It is about backwards Muslims and Middle Eastern attitudes. In a region that still stones to death 13 yo old rape victims, what do you expect?


    You don't know what is Middle Eastern culture. All the alphabets and numbers come from Middle East. If Middle Eastern culture are backward, then non of you will know how to write or read or count...


    Yes this is like totally true. THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE! Because Middle Eastern people invented numbers we use today, it totally justifies their homophobia, homophobic laws, and women beating practices. Don't you see? If you invent something that everyone uses, then you can use your invention to justify all the other illogical flaws embedded within you and any society you create!

    Let's try an exercise similar to the one sxyplasticindian enlightened us with:

    Did you know that we got our fucking alphabet from the Jews?

    [Greek - Hebrew]
    Alpha - Aleph
    Beta - Bet
    Gamma - Gimmel
    Delta - Daled

    See? Because the Jews invented the alphabet we use today, it totally justifies the existence of Israel and therefore the country should expand ALL of the Middle East. You just don't understand Jew culture don't you people!!? THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE! If Jew culture were backward, then you would have no idea how to read! WOW MIND FUCK! OMG let's think of the Jews in the highest positive regard and completely ignore anything wrong a Jew or Jew culture might do BECAUSE THEY INVENTED THE ALPHABET!

    Let's try another exercise!

    Did you know that Denny's has some good fucking food?

    But they donated Yes to Prop 8! Ahhhh who cares?!? They invented GOOD shitty food for you to RAPE your mouth with when you're SHITFACED at 2:45am and hanging out with your 4 friends and having a good time but in the back of your mind you're thinking, "shit I just wanted to get laid but I was too sober to hit on that hot guy and by the time I was wasted he left and now I'm stuck with these idiots but man this food is so fucking good I LOVE DENNYS!"

    You people don't know Denny's culture. Maybe if you tried their fucking food once in a while you'll understand that they can donate to Prop 8 and it's totally ok! DENNY'S ISN'T BACKWARDS PEOPLE! Cant' you read and count and just get it??? (think about it)

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    sundayswim saidThis isn't about Bush and America, its about medieval people that stay in power by oppressing all minorities and constant violence.
    Kudos to the International Media Watchdogs for protecting the journalist.

    The silver lining is he wasnt killed, he will probably get released, probably paving the way for other journalists, and maybe just maybe a 14 yr gay kid reading this will realize he is not alone and decide not to commit suicide. Lets think positive and not blame the Bush administration.


    It's about the US supporting people who do this sort of thing, and the serious miscalculation of US neo-Conservatives who had a rosy assumption that "liberated" people in the Middle East would rush to embrace American-style democracy and ideals. As incidents like this show, those assumptions were terribly flawed, and all we'll have for the lives & money we wasted is another fundamentalist Islamic state in that region.
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    Dec 04, 2008 2:12 PM GMT
    At the risk of taking the thread even further off topic... icon_lol.gif

    The Jews didn't invent the Alphabet. The symbols and the idea were borrowed from Egyptian Hieroglyphics and Hieratic (who, though rarely, already used their symbols phonetically in a way similar to modern times) by Semites then residing in the Sinai peninsula (captured by Egypt). They were not 'jews' per se, though they certainly were one of the ancestors of all semitic peoples. They were proto-Canaanites who worshipped a host of gods and goddesses including egyptian ones. 90% of the original proto-canaanite symbols were borrowed from hieroglyphics (though almost all of them lost their original Egyptian association and gained new values) Furthermore, the Egyptians themselves borrowed the idea of writing from Cuneiforms which... originated from roughly the Iran/Iraq area. LOL

    But I get the point. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 04, 2008 5:23 PM GMT
    jakebenson said
    sxypalestinian said
    Triggerman saidFunny how many people attacked America, if even sideways, but did not have the guts to say that maybe Middle Eastern culture is way fucked up. Maybe that is too politically incorrect. Our war efforts, right or wrong, had nothing to do with this story. It is about backwards Muslims and Middle Eastern attitudes. In a region that still stones to death 13 yo old rape victims, what do you expect?


    You don't know what is Middle Eastern culture. All the alphabets and numbers come from Middle East. If Middle Eastern culture are backward, then non of you will know how to write or read or count...


    Yes this is like totally true. THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE! Because Middle Eastern people invented numbers we use today, it totally justifies their homophobia, homophobic laws, and women beating practices. Don't you see? If you invent something that everyone uses, then you can use your invention to justify all the other illogical flaws embedded within you and any society you create!

    Let's try an exercise similar to the one sxyplasticindian enlightened us with:

    Did you know that we got our fucking alphabet from the Jews?

    [Greek - Hebrew]
    Alpha - Aleph
    Beta - Bet
    Gamma - Gimmel
    Delta - Daled

    See? Because the Jews invented the alphabet we use today, it totally justifies the existence of Israel and therefore the country should expand ALL of the Middle East. You just don't understand Jew culture don't you people!!? THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE! If Jew culture were backward, then you would have no idea how to read! WOW MIND FUCK! OMG let's think of the Jews in the highest positive regard and completely ignore anything wrong a Jew or Jew culture might do BECAUSE THEY INVENTED THE ALPHABET!

    Let's try another exercise!

    Did you know that Denny's has some good fucking food?

    But they donated Yes to Prop 8! Ahhhh who cares?!? They invented GOOD shitty food for you to RAPE your mouth with when you're SHITFACED at 2:45am and hanging out with your 4 friends and having a good time but in the back of your mind you're thinking, "shit I just wanted to get laid but I was too sober to hit on that hot guy and by the time I was wasted he left and now I'm stuck with these idiots but man this food is so fucking good I LOVE DENNYS!"

    You people don't know Denny's culture. Maybe if you tried their fucking food once in a while you'll understand that they can donate to Prop 8 and it's totally ok! DENNY'S ISN'T BACKWARDS PEOPLE! Cant' you read and count and just get it??? (think about it)

    /credits
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    ursamajor saidGood thing we liberated the Iraqi people and gave them the benefits of a free press. I know I feel good about America when I read this kind of stuff.

    ...and these are the Kurds....they are supposed to be the good guys ... icon_rolleyes.gif

    Just like some in America who piss and moan about oppression, but, boy, give 'em a chance and ...bam!... they are right there to nail somebody else


    What makes you think the Kurds are supposed to be "the good guys?" Haven't you ever heard of the PKK? They are a terrorist group primarily in Turkey I believe but they are made up of Kurdish rebels. I'm not saying Kurds are all evil but I will say the Kurdish are people just like the rest of us. They are certainly not the example for all ethnic groups to follow.
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    Sedative saidAt the risk of taking the thread even further off topic... icon_lol.gif

    The Jews didn't invent the Alphabet. The symbols and the idea were borrowed from Egyptian Hieroglyphics and Hieratic (who, though rarely, already used their symbols phonetically in a way similar to modern times) by Semites then residing in the Sinai peninsula (captured by Egypt). They were not 'jews' per se, though they certainly were one of the ancestors of all semitic peoples. They were proto-Canaanites who worshipped a host of gods and goddesses including egyptian ones. 90% of the original proto-canaanite symbols were borrowed from hieroglyphics (though almost all of them lost their original Egyptian association and gained new values) Furthermore, the Egyptians themselves borrowed the idea of writing from Cuneiforms which... originated from roughly the Iran/Iraq area. LOL

    But I get the point. icon_lol.gif

    You are right the Phoenicians (Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian) enterprising maritime trading culture that spread across the Mediterranean sea. That is how European (Greek) got their alphabets.


    Well... this explains everything!

    I mean, if this isn't enough reason to back up the entire Middle Eastern culture everytime they jail, beat, and murder a homosexual or anyone who defends or publicizes homosexuality, then there really isn't anything left to argue with. Common people, let's look at the insurmountable amount of logical evidence pointing to their obvious unconditional authority. They fucking made numbers and letters! Everytime you eat your fucking ABC soup you and you can't appreciate it's origins or start complaining about another Middle Eastern country jailing someone for speaking out for civil rights, then you should just smother your face in the soup. Make sure you destroy those lush juicey letters too as you smash them against your unappreciative cheeks! You people MAKE ME SICK!

    Do you really want civil rights? Or do you want alphabet soup? What has alphabet soup ever done to hurt you? Middle Eastern culture CREATED you! Now blindly accept this numbers and letters excuse to justify the Middle East's wrong doings and STOP THINKING FOR YOURSELVES!

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    Dec 05, 2008 12:53 AM GMT
    This is a typical result of false belief systems and parochial government.

    Thankfully, the founding fathers of the United States put some checks in on the religion / cults / false belief systems in this country!

    In countries where a particular cult / religon / false belief system is over about 80% of the base, there is almost zero tolerance of opposing ideas.

    That's why it's so very important that these systems not be given credence and those folks not be brainwashed into them.

    Religion is the basis of most evil.
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    Dec 05, 2008 3:24 AM GMT
    But not in New Orleans
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    Yep. The problem is from with the brainwashing within the false belief systems that starts at a very young age.

    Faith is that...faith, based upon no fact, but, a "leap of faith".

    In pyschology, it's called The Conformist Theory.
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    Dec 05, 2008 3:31 AM GMT
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    sxypalestinian said
    Sedative saidAt the risk of taking the thread even further off topic... icon_lol.gif

    The Jews didn't invent the Alphabet. The symbols and the idea were borrowed from Egyptian Hieroglyphics and Hieratic (who, though rarely, already used their symbols phonetically in a way similar to modern times) by Semites then residing in the Sinai peninsula (captured by Egypt). They were not 'jews' per se, though they certainly were one of the ancestors of all semitic peoples. They were proto-Canaanites who worshipped a host of gods and goddesses including egyptian ones. 90% of the original proto-canaanite symbols were borrowed from hieroglyphics (though almost all of them lost their original Egyptian association and gained new values) Furthermore, the Egyptians themselves borrowed the idea of writing from Cuneiforms which... originated from roughly the Iran/Iraq area. LOL

    But I get the point. icon_lol.gif

    You are right the Phoenicians (Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian) enterprising maritime trading culture that spread across the Mediterranean sea. That is how European (Greek) got their alphabets.


    Well... this explains everything!

    I mean, if this isn't enough reason to back up the entire Middle Eastern culture everytime they jail, beat, and murder a homosexual or anyone who defends or publicizes homosexuality, then there really isn't anything left to argue with. Common people, let's look at the insurmountable amount of logical evidence pointing to their obvious unconditional authority. They fucking made numbers and letters! Everytime you eat your fucking ABC soup you and you can't appreciate it's origins or start complaining about another Middle Eastern country jailing someone for speaking out for civil rights, then you should just smother your face in the soup. Make sure you destroy those lush juicey letters too as you smash them against your unappreciative cheeks! You people MAKE ME SICK!

    Do you really want civil rights? Or do you want alphabet soup? What has alphabet soup ever done to hurt you? Middle Eastern culture CREATED you! Now blindly accept this numbers and letters excuse to justify the Middle East's wrong doings and STOP THINKING FOR YOURSELVES!

    credits
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    Jakebenson, your breath smell bad! Get some peppermints lol You have to understand the Middle East is also the historical origin of three of the world’s major religions such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Many Middle Easterners (Jews, Christians and Muslims) are very religious people and think homosexuality is immoral to them. It have to do with religious fundamentalist movements in the Middle East, not the Middle Eastern Culture. It is everywhere not only in the Middle East. Even in the United States the Mormons think homosexuality is a sinful. Or in Europe have this problem too.


    In the Middle East, homosexuals can get killed and jailed, and that's legal. No where did I read someone was jailed for 6 months on homosexuality in Iraq and they decided his jailed sentence was illegal.

    Meanwhile, There are laws PROTECTING homosexual civil rights and the right to exist in the West. There are MANY laws reinforcing jail time and DEATH sentences to homosexuals ONLY in Muslim countries. So I guess you are right, it's not a Middle East thing. It's a Muslim thing. Granted I think Mormons are just as bad. But Mormons merely had influence to prevent gays from getting married. Meanwhile Muslims reinforce laws that kill gay people. Now that's a BIG mother fucking difference.

    Show me a country that is NOT run by Muslims that make sodomy punishable by death. None. That's right. I am right. Your arguments fail and my breath DOES smell bad (runs to get some mouth wash).

    Why are you defending these shitty little gay-killer countries? Get that Middle Eastern sand out of your vagina and fucking stand up for your sorry little Palestinian ass and call out these countries for being shitholes. Yeah Middle Eastern culture is great. It's grand. They invented civilization too. I know all this crap. But many of these countries fuck up gays. And it's LEGAL to do so. Why don't you condemn that?

    WHEEEERES YOUR HEEEAAAAD AT? WHERES YO HEAD AT (AT AT AT AT AT)

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    Dec 05, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    Turkey and Indonesia are both Muslim majority countries and gay sex is legal there. Until a few years ago you could be jailed in the US for Sodomy. So, you can dismount that high horse their buddy.
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    Dec 05, 2008 3:41 AM GMT
    OH! This is fun.

    Let me add
    Iraq
    Kuwait
    Jordan

    and while it is appalling to think that any nation would have such laws on the book it is an even greater shame that we cannot get the US to exert any influence in our foreign policy with regard to these laws.
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    Dec 05, 2008 3:43 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidTurkey and Indonesia are both Muslim majority countries and gay sex is legal there. Until a few years ago you could be jailed in the US for Sodomy. So, you can dismount that high horse their buddy.


    I didn't say EVERY Muslim country has sodomy laws. I said ONLY countries that punish SODOMY with DEATH are MUSLIM. Don't skew what I said again or else I'll shove a tampon in your ear to soak up all the retardedness. And I'll shove my horse up your ass too while I'm at it.
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    Dec 05, 2008 3:56 AM GMT
    How about

    Uganda where you can be imprisoned for life and is mostly Christian
    Angola where you can go to a labor camp for life
    Nigera 50/50 Christian/Muslim where the penalty is death
    The Barbados - life in prison

    life in prison is death by incarceration. Christian nations in the Caribbean have atrocious human rights records with regard to GLBT populations.

    and there isn't enough room in my ass for your horse. Orson Wells is napping.

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    Dec 05, 2008 3:58 AM GMT
    SUCKERBENSON:

    HOW CAN A MAN BEING SO STUPID??

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    Dec 05, 2008 4:06 AM GMT
    wrestler_arg saidSUCKERBENSON:

    HOW CAN A MAN BEING SO STUPID??


    First of all, why are you referring yourself in third person? Secondly, I wouldn't consider you a man, but more or less a hideously disfigured creature from the movie "300." Having said that, I'm still amazed that you can formulate coherent sentences. Now let's work on differentiating between capital letters and lower case letters.