Had Seran M still been living in Iraq, nothing would have happened to the father as his death would be considered an “honor killing,” permissible under sharia law. When he learned that his teenage son was gay, he went crazy and tried to kill him with a knife.
20min.ch Six months after waking from his artificial coma, the 17-year-old testifies.
Inhabited by his instinct for survival, the teenager defended himself with all his might. He managed to escape through the balcony and found help from the neighbors. The latter then alerted the relief workers and the police.
The 17-year-old was immediately taken to the Island Hospital in Bern. He had severe cuts in his neck and upper body. “Fortunately, my father missed the carotid artery by little. But my trachea was affected and I had to be placed in an artificial coma, “explains the victim.
Seran M.grew up in a rural area of the canton of Bern., Switzerland and says “I have always hidden my homosexuality from my family”.
His father was arrested by the authorities and relations between family members deteriorated. “My mother is ashamed of what happened (because now her friends and family all know her son is gay)
Yet we still see gays all around the world marching in support of the very people whose religion advocates for their execution.