MP Slams U.S. Consulate in Erbil for Raising LGBT Flag
An Iraqi parliamentarian has slammed the United States consulate in Erbil for raising the gay pride flag alongside the U.S. flag, saying the action was not suitable to take in an Islamic region. Alrassid news website quoted Habib al-Tarfi, an MP from the Iraqi holy province of Karbala, saying that the step taken by the consulate was “shameful” to raise the flag in “ a religious Iraqi province and during the holy month of Ramadan”, saying he “would have burned the consulate” had it been at his constituency. Tarfi urged the Kurdistan Region Government to take a stance regarding the incident.
June 4 / Iraqi News