...Hamizi's group and others like it are believed to be responsible for the deaths of more than 130 gay Iraqi men since the beginning of the year alone.
The deputy leader of the group, which is based in Baghdad, explained its campaign using a stream of homophobic invective. "Animals deserve more pity than the dirty people who practise such sexual depraved acts," he told the Observer. "We make sure they know why they are being held and give them the chance to ask God's forgiveness before they are killed."
And why, exactly, is this not enough of a confession to put this asshole under arrest? If the Iraqis won't do it, I seem to remember U.S. forces detaining, torturing, and even killing plenty of Iraqis for far less.
(Photo: The bodies of gays on the streets of Iraq. By Bilal Hussein/AP.)