According to Gay Star News (GSN), the militia captured the men during a private party in Ain Zara, a suburb of Tripoli, on Thursday, November 22. Since then, the “special deterrence unit” has posted pictures to its Facebook page referring to the men as the “third sex,” an Arabic term to describe homosexuals, and they are threatening to harm (and kill) the men. The pictures have been filled with comments, such as “flog them hard!”
Human Rights Watch Libya posted a comment to the militia’s Facebook page asking that the group not harm the men and “to hand [them] to the civil authorities.”
The militia group, which claims to be a legal part of the Libyan Ministry of Interior, has not responded. The human rights group has since identified them as the Al-Nawasi militia — a group of extreme Salafists.
Aw, it’s okay… they will only murder the gays in Libya if they find out they watched that nasty anti-Islam video that Barack Obama and Susan Rice spoke about.
As I’ve spent a lot of time away from my computer over the Thanksgiving weekend, I haven’t had much time to blog, but I remain aware that there are many things to blog about, the president still failing to reach out to Republicans in a spirit of magnanimity, after his narrow victory earlier this month, the looming fiscal cliff, the cease-fire between Israel and the Hamas terrorists, Democrats’ demagoguing Ambassador Susan Rice’s awkward explanation of the Benghazi attacks, that scandal. . .
Perhaps, I’m not one to comment on this, given that I don’t watch all that much network news, so have included a question mark in my title. Was watching an NBC newscast with my younger sister’s in-laws and saw them fawning over President Obama’s visit to a D.C.-area bookstore.
And I wondered if they ever did such puff pieces on his predecessor when he was in office. Seems that every time the broadcast networks reported a Republican president’s shopping excursion, they reported it as some kind of pandering/political posturing or tried to show how out-of-touch said Republican was with the concerns of “middle-class” Americans or how clueless he was about the technology at supermarket checkouts.
Seems they’ve always been trying to portray Obama as a regular guy, but his predecessor (and most recent political opponent) as anything but.