“No family members have claimed the bodies or demanded an investigation.”
“Iraqi police: 2 gay men killed in Baghdad slum,” by Sameer N. Yacoub for the Associated Press, April 4:
BAGHDAD — Iraqi police say the bodies of two gay men have been found in Baghdad’s Shiite slum of Sadr City after a leading cleric repeatedly condemned homosexuality.
A police official says the two men were believed killed Thursday by relatives who were shamed by their behavior.
The killings come after Shiite cleric Sattar al-Battat repeatedly condemned homosexuality during prayers, saying Islam prohibits homosexuality.
But there’s much more to it than that: Islamic law prescribes the execution of homosexuals. Muhammad himself said, “Whoever you find doing the deed of the people of Lot, kill the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.” (Sunan Abu-Dawud 38.4447)
The official says no family members have claimed the bodies or demanded an investigation.
The killings come weeks after Iraqi police found four bodies near Sadr City with the word pervert written on their chests.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.