TQILA's members have watched in horror as fascist and extremist forces around the world have attacked the Queer community and murdered countless of our community members citing they are 'ill', 'sick' and 'unnatural'. The images of gay men being thrown off roofs and stones to death by Daesh was something we could not idly watch.
The statement also referred to Christian conservatives 'in the global north west' as attackers of the LGBTQI+ community.
We want to emphasise that queerphobia, homophobia and transphobia are not inherent to Islam or any other religion.
Queer liberation! Death to rainbow capitalism!
Bash Shoot back! These f***ots kill fascists!
Militant horizontal self-organised collectives & communities for the revolution and queer anarchism.
At the foot is the logo of the IRPGF and the rainbow.
A spokesperson for the umbrella group TQILA Heval Rojhilat, said in a statement on Monday:
Many of our comrades are within the LGBT*QI+ community
The extent of TQILA's involvement in the fighting in Syria, and to what extent this is a formal unit, remains unclear.