The EU raises the rainbow flag in the Iraqi capital Baghdad and provokes a scandal. Iraq’s government is outraged.
Controversy over rainbow flag in the Iraqi capital (but here only a symbolic image) Photo: Ralph Peters/imago
"Great. Brave. Overdue," shout some; "Scandal!" scream others: On the International Day against Homo-, Bi-, Inter- and Transphobia, the European Union, this stronghold of enlightenment, raised the rainbow flag on Sunday – and not just at home in colorful Brussels, but in the middle of the capital of Iraq: at the EU representation in Baghdad.