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Al Qaeda Militants in Yemen Kill Man After Accusing Him of Being Gay: Report

A pair of Al Qaeda militants in Yemen shot and killed a man because they suspected he was gay, according to a police source, AFP reports:

YemenThe attackers from the Ansar al-Sharia group, which is on the US terror list, opened fire at 20-year-old Hashem al-Asmi late Monday in the provincial capital of Huj, the source told AFP, adding that the gunmen fled on their motorbike after killing Asmi.

The attackers who "accused the man of being gay... belong to Ansar al-Shariah," the source said on condition of anonymity.

Ansar al-Sharia is the local branch of Al-Qaeda in Yemen where the network, although weakened, is still active mainly in the southern and eastern parts of the country.

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  1. Is anyone actually surprised this happened? These groups are filled with animals.

    Posted by: Sean | Jul 16, 2013 12:22:46 PM

  2. Al Queda has nothing to do with it. That was just homo-bashing (or worse, killing someone for an unrelated reason, and using homosexuality as a pretext) and getting away with it, and now a young man is dead. The guys who did it would have done it anyway. Will they be brought to justice? No.

    Posted by: Zeta | Jul 16, 2013 12:34:18 PM

  3. Uncivilized garbage, but that is true of much of the Muslim world. Too bad.

    Posted by: Joel | Jul 16, 2013 12:34:56 PM

  4. Islamics hate gays......more religion, more bigotry.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 16, 2013 12:43:45 PM

  5. Homosexuality is rampant in the ME. Ask any returned American, British, soldier. It's especially widespread in Afghanistan.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 16, 2013 12:56:37 PM

  6. @Sean, Joel, and Jackfkntwist: I told you so. They hate anyone who's not like them. The Koran is racist and homophobic, and Osama bin Laden considered us morally equivalent to drunks and gamblers.

    Posted by: Queer Supremacist | Jul 16, 2013 2:58:50 PM

  7. Well, not like they needed a particular reason to kill someone.

    Posted by: SAYTHETRUTH | Jul 16, 2013 3:06:44 PM

  8. If they were reasonable people, they never would have done this in the first place.

    This is war.

    Posted by: Queer Supremacist | Jul 16, 2013 3:31:26 PM

  9. No this is not war, this is a mopping up operation. Militant Islam has won complete and utter control over the Middle East and North Africa. Only tiny Israel stands against it. Yemen will be a sharia law islamo-fascist state forever and gays there are as good as dead. Liberals support this.

    Posted by: Tom | Jul 16, 2013 4:02:42 PM

  10. That's NOM and the FRC's allies right there. Tony Perkins called for this to happen.

    Posted by: RMc | Jul 16, 2013 4:45:46 PM

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