Karar Nushi an Iraqi male model/actor is stabbed to death by extremists because of his good looks and perception that he might be gay. The terror continues.
Karar Nushi an Iraqi male model has died after being tortured and hacked to death for being too good looking.
The man’s mutilated remains reported the Iraqi News were found on the streets of Baghdad on Monday with chain marks on his hands and neck and a bullet hole in his head.
Friends of the actor/model now believe Nushi was murdered by Islamist extremists over his tight choice fitting clothes, long blond hair and good looks.
Leading up to the man’s demise, friends of Nushi said the Baghdad University’s Institute of Fine Arts graduate student had received anonymous death threats on social media because of his flowing, Fabio-style locks and fashion choices — and because he reportedly was preparing to participate in a male beauty pageant.
His friends also attributed the slaying to his friendships with female actors.
Noshi had previously hit back at the spiteful comments in a Facebook post reported the UK’s attitude blog, declaring that the real “beauty king” of Iraq was “every young man fighting with all his honor to defend the nation.”
‘As for the pictures, they are from theatrical and cinematic works of art, which I pride myself on,’ he added.
‘I cherish my personal freedom to build a unique external appearance. I remain silent about the abusive responses that undoubtedly reflect the level of their writers.’
The man’s death comes as authorities speculate that several Islamist groups have murdered young Iraqis over their appearance or sexual orientation noted Kurdistan 24.
Reflected Amir Ashour, founder of IraQueer via the dailybeast, ‘I think in Iraq most of the murders that have happened against queer people, or people perceived to be, have been because of their appearance,’
‘There is still the misconception of how people look versus the perceived idea of their sexual orientation.’
Adding, ‘Day to day, Iraqi LGBTQ+ people live in fear. They are forced to keep a really low profile while maintaining social circles that are small.’
To date, authorities have yet to say whether they will seek to find the individuals responsible for the murder of Karar Nushi, as the crimes against gays and homosexuals and those suspected of being such, continue unabated.
According to the Washington Post, there are 10 countries where homosexuality — or any deviation from heterosexuality — may be punishable by death (the punishment typically depends on that country’s interpretation of the Muslim sharia law).