July 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Iraqi actor tortured and murdered for ‘appearing gay’

(Karar Noshi. Photo via Facebook.)

Karar Noshi, an Iraqi actor and model, was tortured and murdered for “appearing” gay.

Noshi, whose sexual identity is publicly unknown, was nicknamed the “Beauty King” of Iraq. Noshi was reportedly targeted for his long hair and wearing tight-fitting clothing.

Kurdistan24 reports that there was “evidence he had been tortured and viciously stabbed.” His body was left on Palestine Street in central Baghdad.

Noshi was a graduate of Baghdad University’s College of Fine Arts and worked at a local theater. Reportedly, he was kidnapped and tortured for two days before being murdered.

Iraqi activist Faisal Al Mutar posted on Facebook that he believes Noshi was murdered because he was “accused of being gay.” Mutar blames extremist Shia militias for the vicious act.

Reportedly, Noshi had received death threats online because of his appearance but chose to ignore them.

“As for the pictures, they are from theatrical and cinematic works of art, which I pride myself on. 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,” Noshi said.

No arrests have been made.

  • But we are supposed to support the muslim hoards flooding into the west huh?

    • Err, you must have not heard about the Christians in Africa,that want to kill the gays as well. It’s not a religion thing. Ignorance is bliss but then again, in the failed business owner 45 era, it seems to be the motto. Just an FYI, me being a gay Muslim, my religion taught me to love and respect, never any hate. And I am sure Christianity has the same message. Those who use religion to incite violence, aren’t true believers of any religion anyway. Groannnnnn

      • Err they are staying their ignorant butts in Africa and not invading the west. You must not have heard of Pulse. And anyone stupid enough to be in a cult that wants to kill them, shouldn’t be trying to give advice to anyone else.

        • You missed the point(not surprised). You do know that most of the terrorists acts in the US, are by people who are born here right. Look up the New Orleans Gay Bar attack, or even Matthew Shepard, or the numerous LGBT people that are killed on American soil by Americans. My religion doesn’t want to kill me, actually they’ve embraced me. But I will let you be in your very tiny little bubble.

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