Talk about disturbing. Just think this guy was actually nominated for a peace prize in Iraq. Neanderthal thinking alive and well in the 21st Century !! — ZZ

Healing Iraq: “His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, the supreme religious authority for Shi’ite Msulims in Iraq and worldwide, decrees that gays and lesbians should be killed in the worst manner possible, according to this news article from a London-based gay rights group.

A quick search through Sistani’s official website turns up this page, translated as:

Q: What is the judgement on sodomy and lesbianism?

A: ‘Forbidden. Those involved in the act should be punished. In fact, sodomites should be killed in the worst manner possible.’

Thus says the Iranian cleric who was nominated by Iraqis for the 2005 Nobel Peace prize.”