Parliament intends legislating a law to ban homosexuality in Iraq

  • 8-07-2022, 12:59
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    Parliamentary Legal Committee announced Friday that there is a parliamentary movement to legislate a law prohibiting homosexuality in Iraq.

     A member of the committee, Representative Aref Al-Hamami, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "It was agreed within the parliament to collect signatures after returning to session to legislate a law prohibiting homosexuality in Iraq."

     He added that "legislation of such a law will be reinforced by legal provisions that prevent homosexuality and the perversions associated with it."

    The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, had earlier proposed that there be a special day against homosexuality .

     Al-Sadr said in a tweet, which was followed by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), "It is right to say about (homosexuals), for God Almighty is giving and not neglecting, so I call them to repentance first."

     Al-Sadr called on “all those who enacted the gay law to immediately retract this unjust criminal decision for two reasons:

     First: Warding off affliction and epidemic: (monkeypox), or what you call (gaypox) for all of humanity.

     The second: Forgiveness of their sins.

     Mr. Al-Sadr suggested that "there should be a special day against homosexuals and their reprehensible obscenity on earth and in heaven".