The United Nations Security Council on Monday held its first-ever meeting on the persecution of homosexuals by Islamic State terrorists — the same terrorists who are slaughtering Christians and forcing women and young girls into sexual slavery.
But Monday’s focus was all on LGBT “rights and issues.”
“It was a very moving meeting,” U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power said after the closed-door session, sponsored by the U.S. and Chile, ended. “Again, we’re getting this issue into the DNA of the United Nations, but until today the Security Council had never broached this topic, and so today also represents a small but historic step.”
The U.N. Security Council heard from two homosexual Arab men, including a Syrian named Subhi Nahas who has been resettled in the United States. The other gay man, who fled Iraq, phoned in from the Middle East. The meeting was closed to the press for his protection, Power said.
“Everybody has read about what ISIL and what others are doing to LGBT people around the world, but it’s another thing entirely to hear personal testimonies. While others spoke, including members of the Security Council and other member States, photos also were projected that depicted what ISIL is doing to LGBT persons or those suspected of being LGBT.”