Wednesday, 15 January 2014

What is wrong with people?

I feel really sad that I am actually writing this. I am at one of my mate's house in another city waiting for my flight day to come. I am leaving this country and seek asylum in the UK. all this because I dared to speak some logic to a bunch of religious lunatics who wouldnt understand anything but violence.
I have written before that i was being threatened but now I see no choice but to leave my country. i really fear for my life. especially with two fatwas being issued which allow for my blood to be shed. why? I will tell you why.
I was talking to a friend of mine and a bunch of other people were around us in a cafe. they branded the UK as an animal because the proposal for legalizing gay marriage had gone through. So i tried to explain to them that was not a bad thing. in the middle of the discussion I got a bit enthusiastic and said why is it wrong for two adults who love each other to get married while your prophet married a nine years old girl at the age of 47? why is it ok for your prophet to be a pedophile and not ok for two mature guys to get married?
the people got really angry at those remarks, because that is actually blasphemy from an islamic point of view. I managed to get out after apologising.
but on my way home some time after that, I got stopped by a few guys who threatened me. and that happened just around the corner from my house. in the morning I was informed by a friend that a fatwa has been issued and later my brother told me the same.
And now i am here in Erbil city waiting for my flight.
I still cant believe that you could get into so much trouble just by speaking what is on your mind. it is a shame that people would resort to such levels of violence just to keep you in line, just so you dont say anything they dont like.
I think I was quite lucky that i didnt tell that i was suspicious about whether God himself existed or not. that could have been the end of me and i would not have been able to even write this thing.
I hope the situation changes one day in my country.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014


It is absolutely disgusting when one is speaking his mind and he is getting threatened just because of that. I believe threatening is one of the worst forms of terror that an individual could be subjected to. especially if you live in a jungle like the one I am stuck in, Iraq.
I believe in freedom of speech. I believe that everyone should be able to speak up his mind without fearing for his/her own life. but that is not possible in this country apparently.
Just a few days ago, I went online and posted a few things in support of gay rights. I started receiving death threats immediately. I am used to being threatened online because i have been speaking up each now and then. but this time the whole thing has gone up to a new level. I am getting text messages on my phone which I have bought only a few days ago. I am in a state now where I cant go outside and live my life as a normal person. and that is all because I said something that others dont agree with.
If you actually believe that your religion has all the answers to all the problems that we are having, then why are you not letting me say what is on my mind? If your religion holds the ultimate truth, then why are you afraid of talking and start threatening at the very first chance that you get?
I have said it and I will say it again: there is nothing with being gay or any other form of sexual orientation. and if you think it is not right, then go blame your God because apparently it is his fault that gay folks are gay.
Threatening me will not gonna further your case, it is just a sad reminder of how fragile your ideology is.