Storm Bear

Gambian President to kill homosexuals

Filed By Storm Bear | May 21, 2008 4:15 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: bigotry, civil rights, gay rights, travel, Yahya Jammeh

It is rare day when my malformed verbiage graces the front page here at Bilerico, but this article is horrifying. The article is actually titled "President plans to kill off every single homosexual" and my bent sense of humor thought he was encouraging gay marriage. My snark-o-matic died when I read the article.

From Afrik:

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh says he will "cut off the head" of any homosexual caught in his country.

So while it is sunny in California today, darkness covers Gambia.

Addressing supporters at the end of his meet the farmers tour here Sunday, Jammeh also ordered any hotel or motel housing homosexuals to close down, adding that owners of such facilities would also be in trouble.

He said the Gambia was a country of believers, indicating that no sinful and immoral act as homosexual would be tolerated in the country.


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This is truly horrifying. Does anyone know if any of the international groups have made comments on this yet?

FatherFaggot | May 21, 2008 5:17 PM

I wonder? Would it be a crime to assassinate him?

I'm going to vote yes, FF. But with heads being chopped off all around, would anyone notice right away? I mean, if you're slick enough... LOL

I read in another article that Gambia is a Muslim country. The newspapers there have been agitating against the gay community for a few weeks now - obviously culminating in the President's announcement.

Despicable.

Truly sad. BTW, this Gambian President is the same chuckle-head that claimed to have found a cure to HIV last year.

Cute.

Pink News has something up as well as the Gambain Daily Observer.

The Gambia is a mixed Muslim Christian country as are most in that part of Africa. Rolls eyes at his statments.

btw the proper way to refer to the country is "The Gambia".

This is a gay/Lesbian version of genocide.

If the United States does not protest this, then the Bush administration tacitly lends support to the policy.

As far as assasination, Charlotte Corday assasinated Marat because, according to her, "I killed one to save 100,000" but instead began the Reign of Terror...

Pope Sixtus tried to eliminate the power of the Medici and the growth of the Renaissance by assasination and instead the Medici shortly after purchased the Papacy to insure their safety..

I credit Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International for getting involved with these events. I don't know if they're involved with this one yet, but they usually do, and probably will. This is why we need to support those organizations, when possible.

All jokes set aside, the citizens should band together and this president should be dead before sunrise, it's that simple.

They cannot continue to wait for no one else to put an end to the continuous genocides that happens in their land.

People,
It's is NOT pkay to advocate for the assassination of the leader of another nation just because you don't like their policies, horrific they may be.

Why is it okay to do so to the leader of an African nation such as The Gambia, and you don't advocate the same for the leaders of Latcia or Iran?

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | May 22, 2008 1:46 AM

Hmmm, let's see. I have overwhelming problems I cannot solve, need to find a scapegoat, not enough White people to deamonize left in the country as we have scared them all off.

Who can I choose to purge to rally support around me?

Sounds familiar. Echt Bein Eine Fuhrer!

I have sent an email letter to Gambian tourism to express my outrage and the certainty that we will do all we can to dry up their tourism. They only have one and a half million people 85% Muslem and 15% tribal religions and Christianity. They have the courage to try and advertise themselves as part of "Roots."

Address: visitthegambia.gm

Melanie Davis | May 22, 2008 5:13 AM

Monica, we're doing all we can to try to assasina- *ahem*, create a regieme change in as many places as possible. We did it in Afghanistan, we did it in Iraq, but our Leader has only one year left in office to accomplish all of this.

Besides, the policies of President Jammeh are closely allied with those of our leadership. He is an ally in the "War Against Homosexuality Except For Those Really Hot College Lipstick Lesbians In Those Movies I Never, Ever Watch."

And MissVicki, It's unfortunately not easy to band together in many parts of Africa to remove a despot. They control the food, money, guns and army. We can't even manage to do it here with our international Terrorist-In-Chief, and we can get 4 bags of rice per visit at Costco. The continuous Genocides are supported by the governments of those countries, so without similar support, they're just bringing sticks to a gun fight.

Melanie Davis | May 22, 2008 5:14 AM

Monica, we're doing all we can to try to assasina- *ahem*, create a regieme change in as many places as possible. We did it in Afghanistan, we did it in Iraq, but our Leader has only one year left in office to accomplish all of this.

Besides, the policies of President Jammeh are closely allied with those of our leadership. He is an ally in the "War Against Homosexuality Except For Those Really Hot College Lipstick Lesbians In Those Movies I Never, Ever Watch."

And MissVicki, It's unfortunately not easy to band together in many parts of Africa to remove a despot. They control the food, money, guns and army. We can't even manage to do it here with our international Terrorist-In-Chief, and we can get 4 bags of rice per visit at Costco. The continuous Genocides are supported by the governments of those countries, so without similar support, the victims are just bringing sticks to a gun fight.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | May 22, 2008 11:02 AM

Melanie, Monica et al,

Send a comment to the head of "The Gambia" tourism and cross reference it to all African American leaders you can find. Send it to all European Travel agents that have any interests in Gay Travel. Send it to the EU.

Gambia is not Zimbabwae It only has one and a half million people in the smallest country in Africa in square miles. the prospect of losing the tourist dollars from Europe alone will change their minds and you are internet savvy in ways this fifty-five year old is not to make it happen. I have faith in you. Make it happen.

South Africa is much more amenable to common sense than The Gambia. Still lots of problems in SA, but Mandela is not wanting to hack off heads.

Nice Wiki on LGBT rights in South Africa.

They also have all sorts of critters to see on Safari. Critters like the Klipspringer, Chacma Baboons (they look like Jerry Lewis), Elands, Vervet Monkeys, and - As God As My Witness - a creature called... wait for it...

The Dik Dik.

Does The Gambia have a Dik Dik, no, they just have a dick.