Saturday, January 01, 2005

Iraqi Rebels Say They're Fighting To Prevent Gay Marriage

(Baghdad) Three Iraqi rebel groups, including the one claiming responsibility for the Dec. 21 suicide bombing of the U.S. military base at Mosul where 22 people were killed, said Thursday they are fighting to prevent "homosexual marriage".

Ansar al-Sunnah and two other rebel groups, posted messages on their websites warning people not to vote in the January elections, declaring that democracy is un-Islamic.

The statements said that democracy would lead to passing un-Islamic laws, such as permitting same-sex marriage.

"We also warn everyone to keep away from all military targets, whether they were bases, American Zionist patrols, or the forces of the pagan guard, and police,'' Ansar al-Sunnah said on its website and in a statement it released in Baghdad.

"Democracy is a Greek word meaning the rule of the people, which means that the people do what they see fit,'' the statement said. ``This concept is considered apostasy and defies the belief in one God - Muslims' doctrine.''

The warning followed Monday's audiotape statement from al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden urging Iraqis to boycott the elections and praising attacks against Americans and those who co-operate with them.

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