Checkpoints have become hotspots, the LGBT+ people said, with armed Taliban guards searching people's phones for any evidence that would reveal their sexuality or gender identity.
The defendant, identified as 40-year-old Robert Frank Wilson, is also facing charges for assaulting his neighbor while shouting homophobic slurs on November 10.
Thousands of LGBTQ+ Israelis received text messages saying they "deserve severe punishment, death and deportation."
Lethal homophobia exists in a number of Muslim-majority countries, according to the report, and the death penalty is a common punishment for same-sex activity in multiple countries.
It seems the threat is double-sided: On the one hand, these kinds of events are often targeted by homophobes, while on the other hand being targeted by antisemites.
LGBTQ+ youth were violently attacked by teenagers near the Jerusalem Central Bus Station while bystanders looked on and did nothing.
Protesters wore T-shirts and tattoos of fascist and Nazi symbols, and some made the Nazi salute, Reuters witnesses said.
The new president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Raisi declared in an anti-gay tirade in 2014 that same-sex relations are “nothing but savagery.”
The two brothers arrived at the hostel accompanied by their friend, and one of them attacked the youngest brother, stabbing him many times all over his body until he collapsed.
The far-right MK listed a number of other factors he said helped spread the outbreak, including vacations abroad and Muslims who travelled during Eid al-Adha.