Last night we ran a disturbing but revealing piece on the persecution of homosexuals and sexually abused children in an increasingly lawless Iraq.
Film maker Jennifer Copestake described some of the source material she discovered in putting her film together.
"Graphic photos obtained from Baghdad sources too frightened to identify themselves as having known a gay man ... show other gay Iraqis who have been executed," she told The Observer.
"One shows two men, suspected of having a relationship, blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs - guns at the ready behind their heads - awaiting execution. Another picture captured on a mobile phone shows a gay man being beaten to death. Yet another shows a corpse being dragged through the streets after his execution."
The story is working its way through the blogosphere and we were struck by this comment on the American site, Gay Patriot: "Our liberal friends, who seem to think the US is intolerant of gay people could use the reminder of what much of the rest of the world is like, and is just one more reason why we need to fight the war against Islamic fascism to win."