This death did not occurred in a vacuum. Here is a gay man that cannot play the part of straight. He is not allowed to come to the US because Donald Trump is forbidden this. People from the country we invaded and tried to change through 10 years are not allowed here.
Why is a gay man in danger in Baghdad, not allowed to leave? No one will argue he was no thread to anyone. What if he wanted to stay and work with other gays as he was probably doing, what about help from the American Embassy. Yes the American Embassy was helping until Trump stopped it and even cut their budget.
The cowards that knifed him to death than beat up his corpse, as cowards they were not going to take a chance he will break one of their nails or give one a black eye in a struggle.
The active presence of the US embassy in Baghdad has played an important role in providing resources, funding, and protection to some activists and LGBT+ individuals, and with these new orders which are influencing the relationship between the two countries, it's unclear what role the embassies in Iraq will play.
Among his other decisions, Trump also made it clear that he is going to reduce the US's contribution and role in the United Nations which represents a major setback for the Iraqi/Kurdish and also global LGBT+ movements as this means that one of the most influential states in the world that has been actively advocating for LGBT+ rights with different governments in the past 8 years will suddenly disappear, and might even play an opposite role to the one the US played under Obama's leadership.