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Mob Attacks More Than a Dozen Gay Men in Nigeria’s Capital
new york times ^ | ADAM NOSSITER

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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: culturewar; homosexualagenda; islamiclaw; muslims; nigera; pinkjournalism; sharialaw; sodomites; theocraticrule

1 posted on 02/15/2014 1:03:16 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Where is the outrage by the liberal press comparable to Russia’s very limited anti homosexual propaganda law?


2 posted on 02/15/2014 1:06:46 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Morgana

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.


3 posted on 02/15/2014 1:07:32 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Hugin

If the Olympics were in Africa and they showed pics of bad hotels, people would scream racism.


4 posted on 02/15/2014 1:08:23 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Morgana

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.


5 posted on 02/15/2014 1:09:01 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Morgana

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.


6 posted on 02/15/2014 1:09:26 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Morgana

Cry me up a storm.


7 posted on 02/15/2014 1:10:42 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Hugin

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.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 1:10:57 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

In the liberal hierarchy or victimhood, black trumps gay.


9 posted on 02/15/2014 1:16:59 PM PST by Hugin
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To: txrefugee

You are correct. Canada welcomes thousands of AIDS-afflicted homosexuals every month. “Human rights.”


10 posted on 02/15/2014 1:20:07 PM PST by golux
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To: Morgana

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!


11 posted on 02/15/2014 1:20:40 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Hugin
why? ..Conrade pResident 0'Muslim, is out playing "golf" w/his gay posse,
after scheduling his next lavish vacations in (1 more) Feb..(2) March..
(2) April..after so much work, planning his biweekly vacations.

12 posted on 02/15/2014 1:20:42 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Hugin
In the liberal hierarchy or victimhood, black trumps gay.

And Muslim trumps black.

13 posted on 02/15/2014 1:25:48 PM PST by digger48
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To: Morgana

Its okay. Its only a mob of Muslims.


14 posted on 02/15/2014 1:31:26 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Morgana

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.


15 posted on 02/15/2014 1:33:11 PM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: a fool in paradise

Let’s hope that nail-studded stick doesn’t catch on in America. Cheap and disposable.


16 posted on 02/15/2014 1:56:38 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Morgana

Sounds like a Nigerian cultural thing and none of our business.


17 posted on 02/15/2014 1:57:30 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: smoothsailing

Would be on Pay pre view I pay for that LOL!


18 posted on 02/15/2014 2:09:13 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: lastchance

Exactly. This is a smear. The new law had nothing to do with this. Its just another day in the Shari’a Law zone.


19 posted on 02/15/2014 2:11:11 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: FlingWingFlyer
sounds like a Nigerian cultural thing and none of our business

That's wishful thinking, right?

20 posted on 02/15/2014 2:12:12 PM PST by grania
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To: Morgana

Africa!! The cradle of civilization. Yeah, all cultures are the same, aren’t they?


21 posted on 02/15/2014 2:23:08 PM PST by pallmallman (Q)
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To: Morgana

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.


22 posted on 02/15/2014 2:27:45 PM PST by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

Why were you watching the daily show?


23 posted on 02/15/2014 2:46:27 PM PST by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: Hugin

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


24 posted on 02/15/2014 2:53:22 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: digger48
And Muslim trumps black.

I guess the uber-victim is the Muslim, 1/2 black, homeless, 1/2 American Indian transgender (harelip, stuttering) homosexual. [!!]

25 posted on 02/15/2014 3:50:22 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Morgana

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.


26 posted on 02/15/2014 3:52:25 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: lastchance
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.

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)

27 posted on 02/15/2014 3:55:32 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Morgana

Such a fake, unnecessarily incendiary piece from a lib rag. There are no laws against being “gay.” There are laws against BEHAVIOR.


28 posted on 02/15/2014 4:28:54 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: cloudmountain

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,


29 posted on 02/15/2014 4:32:35 PM PST by USAF80
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To: Morgana
The Slimes of course is misreporting this…. What they said was “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.”

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, it’s 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?

30 posted on 02/15/2014 6:46:19 PM PST by hecticskeptic
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To: gundog

Nails in sticks are among the weapons found in England where guns are restricted.


31 posted on 02/16/2014 7:46:18 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: pallmallman

Cradle of humanity , maybe. I’d say the cradle of civilization was wherever they first built walls to keep mauraders out. Mesopotamia?


32 posted on 02/16/2014 11:20:32 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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