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Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

US condemns UAE arrest of gays

The USA is mad at the UAE because of its arrest of 24 gays who were having a mass wedding. The US is not mad because gays were arrested, but because the government wanted to "cure them" using hormone therapy injections, which they say is against international law. Washington has condemned the United Arab Emirates' arrest of more than two dozen gays at what police called a mass homosexual wedding and warned that any attempt to treat detainees with male hormones would violate international law. [...] In criticizing the arrests, U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said in a statement Monday: "We call on the government of the United Arab Emirates to immediately stop any ordered hormone and psychological treatment and to comply with the standards of international law." But the UAE wants everyone to be assured that it would never force hormones injections on anyone. It will be optional, and in exchange of reduced sentencing. An Interior Ministry official close to the investigation told The Associated Press on Tuesday that hormones would be given only with the suspects' consent — either as a sentence-reduction option if found guilty in court or voluntarily before trial. Hmm.. go to jail in an arab country for homosexuality and enjoy being raped daily, or take Brave new world-ish chemical and psychological treatment that could at worst kill you and at best change who you are as a person completley and turn it into something the UAE government would deem normal? Choices..Choices..


At 11/30/2005 08:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the UAE is doing same thing as Egypt did in the ninty th , i think this is not fair to cure ppl who are not sick .

At 12/02/2005 02:18:00 AM, Anonymous sameer said...

I beleive that UAE gov did ignore the international standarda as what US says, but they didn't ignore the islamic standards, so they did the right thing agaist those people.

At 7/01/2006 04:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is so gross , homophobes are better off dead , i dont mind people "disagreeing" with homosexuality , but to act on it is just sick , if your a homophobe keep it for your fat ass , you dont have to shove it down people's throat .. you know what ? im a 15 years old from palastine and today i couldnt wish more for islam to disapear , and believe me it will , because its nothing more than another religion that is used to control the way people think and act and to control thier freedoms , i hope all homophobes die a slow painful death and im sure those haters are gonna be the first ones in hell .just look how islam is turning (or have it already been that way?) to what it dispises in other religions .
you blame schools ? i go to one of the public schools here in sharjah , and thank god i know what's happenning in the world at the moment , cause if i didnt id be brainwashed and be taught to "hate" at your schools , the way everyone else my age is being brainwashed .you teach us to HATE every non muslim , islam is not a peaceful religion , no religion that calls to hate a group of people who are different is peacful . you blame oppeness ? i wouldnt be surprised if someone as ignorant and hateful as you would see oppen-ness as a curse rather than a blessing . because you expect islam to stay so closed and dark forever the way christianity was some thousand years ago . eventually islam will get to the same point as other religions are today , but it will take some time , after all it took that much for christianity to progress .

anywho , fuck homophobes and extremists , and dont think im lesbian or something , im just openminded the way you arent .


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