Skip to comments.Mob Attacks More Than a Dozen Gay Men in Nigeria’s Capital
Posted on 02/15/2014 1:03:16 PM PST by Morgana
DAKAR, Senegal A mob attacked gay people in a neighborhood in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, dragging young men from their homes, beating them with nail-studded clubs and whips, and shouting that they were cleansing the community of gays, several Nigerian activists and a witness said Saturday.
The attack took place late Wednesday night in the Gishiri neighborhood, and one victim was beaten nearly to death, the witness said. Afterward, the mob of about 50 young men dragged four of the victims to a nearby police station, where the police further beat and insulted them, said the witness, who gave his name as John. His last name is being withheld for his safety.
The attack came in the wake of a new law signed by President Goodluck Jonathan prescribing prison sentences of up to 14 years for gay people. There have been recent episodes of similar mob violence in the Muslim-dominated north of Nigeria.
In Abuja, the witness and the activists said, some in the mob were shouting, We are working for Jonathan!
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Where is the outrage by the liberal press comparable to Russia’s very limited anti homosexual propaganda law?
Weird. I searched for Mark J. Newton and NYTimes but wasn’t able to find them reporting on him.
Since he and his boyfriend are the basis for the new child protection laws in Russia, I thought for sure they would have reported what he did.
If the Olympics were in Africa and they showed pics of bad hotels, people would scream racism.
Beatdowns occur every week in America (knockout game or just random hate crimes on white people) and the NYet Times cannot be bothered to report on it. “Local crime stories” they say.
Pink Journalists are killing the newsworthiness of the media.
This is the media set up for allowing African homosexuals to come in droves to the USA as refugees. We don’t have enough AIDS carriers and sexual devients.
Cry me up a storm.
Imperialism in Africa was only bad when it was Europeans doing it.
Foreign funded Communist imperialism and Islamic Imperialism do not get criticized by the Left.
In the liberal hierarchy or victimhood, black trumps gay.
You are correct. Canada welcomes thousands of AIDS-afflicted homosexuals every month. “Human rights.”
How about President Goodluck Jonathan’s mob vs. a Chicago Knockout Game mob in a Steel Cage Death Match streaming live on the internet! Popcorn please!
And Muslim trumps black.
Its okay. Its only a mob of Muslims.
This probably has nothing to do with the new law. Abuja is under Sharia and under that judicial system homosexuality was already against the law and subject to severe penalties. It is majority Muslim. Mob violence against suspected homosexuals was happening before the law passed.
Let’s hope that nail-studded stick doesn’t catch on in America. Cheap and disposable.
Sounds like a Nigerian cultural thing and none of our business.
Would be on Pay pre view I pay for that LOL!
Exactly. This is a smear. The new law had nothing to do with this. Its just another day in the Shari’a Law zone.
That's wishful thinking, right?
Africa!! The cradle of civilization. Yeah, all cultures are the same, aren’t they?
The Daily Show had a segment a couple of days ago that was around eight excruciating minutes of homosexual propaganda. It featured this really smarmy correspondent interviewing Russians and basically mocking their country for not celebrating homosexuality as America has under Obama, even at one point saying the fact that 74% of Russians oppose homosexuality was something about which Russians should be “ashamed”. The whole thing made me realize why Russia would ban homosexual propaganda, because that is what it was.
Why were you watching the daily show?
A lot of the critics of Russia’s $61 fine on gays are the same folks who are Gay, Globalist, and support Free Trade w Communist China. Maybe Putin should go blackface so libs give him a break
I guess the uber-victim is the Muslim, 1/2 black, homeless, 1/2 American Indian transgender (harelip, stuttering) homosexual. [!!]
Nigeria is half Christian and half Muslim. Homosexuals there KNOW their country, people and values. Yet they FLAUNT themselves. They are ASKING for the notoriety and CANNOT be shocked, stunned or even surprised at the reaction they got.
We have a Nigerian priest at our parish. He says that Nigeria is ABOUT half Muslim and half Christian. He also says that the people there have lived with the dual religion for a long time.
My read: SOMEone or SOMEthing has changed the formula or had stirred thing up for some reason. Did REAGAN do that too? :o)
Such a fake, unnecessarily incendiary piece from a lib rag. There are no laws against being “gay.” There are laws against BEHAVIOR.
It is the same ratio in Ethiopia and they get along fine. Somalia and Eritrea was part of Ethiopia but gained their “independence” and are now almost entirely Muslim and are both crap holes,
What the referenced Nigerian penal code (Chapter 21, Articles 214 and 217) actually says is that same-sex sexual activities is illegal and can be punished by imprisonment of up to 14 years throughout Nigeria.
The problem here is that once again, the insinuation is that such a law discriminates against a group of people who are claiming special status (all on the basis of non-provable and self-declarative statements) that is based on them have intrinsic characteristics over which they had no control on becoming the individuals that they are
. as opposed to a group of people who are actively engaged in doing something that in this case the government has made illegal. In fact, its clear that the law is specifically targeting those who engage in anal sex. There may be many reasons why governments might take such actions. However, given that that the easiest and most common way to transmit AIDS is by anal sex and that in poor villages in the countryside there are instances where up to 90% of the population has been eliminated by AIDs
is it really that difficult to comprehend a government enacting a law that makes such sexual practices (that have a proven track record leading to death) illegal?
Nails in sticks are among the weapons found in England where guns are restricted.
Cradle of humanity , maybe. I’d say the cradle of civilization was wherever they first built walls to keep mauraders out. Mesopotamia?
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