Skip to comments.Syria Gay Girl in Damascus blog a hoax by US man
Posted on 06/12/2011 9:50:25 PM PDT by Beowulf9
A blog purportedly written by a gay woman in Syria, which described life in Damascas amid the current political unrest, has been revealed to be a hoax. A Girl Gay in Damascus gained a worldwide readership and was closely followed by news organisations. But the true author has now come forward - Tom MacMaster, an American man studying in Scotland. Many Syrian activists have reacted angrily, accusing him of trivialising or even harming their cause. "One day if I'm kidnapped by my government, many readers won't care because I could turn out to be another Amina," wrote one Lebanese blogger. The Gay Girl in Damascus blog, dating back to February this year, claimed to document the life of 25-year-old Amina Abdallah Arraf al-Omari, a half-Syrian, half American lesbian living in Damascus. Entries covered her social life and relationships, but "Amina" also criticised President Bashar al-Assad and spoke about her role in the growing anti-government protests. "What a time to be in Syria! What a time to be an Arab! What a time to be alive!" read an entry on 24 March. "I want to rush out in the street and celebrate (and will as soon as I finish writing this)."
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From the Wash Post:
Tom MacMaster, a 40-year-old American, wrote online for years under the pseudonym Amina Arraf, supposedly a lesbian Syrian blogger.
What a maroon. Just another typical liberal moron.
I feel that the number of ‘gay activists’ out there as compared to the actual population of homosexuals is distorted, as shown by this hoax.
A small number of people are stirring the pot.
So here is an idea: post a video of yourself talking about your blog/diary/whatever. You only need to do it once.
This blog was very out there and a lot of gays were following it.
He probably didn’t think he was going to get the attention he did.
Typical leftist moron. He was wearing a Che Guevara shirt too.
I wonder if Weiner was tweeting her.
Ah it's the MSM again turned on by one of their buzzwords and pet causes. Gullible types that they are it never occurred to them that the story was too good to be true.
Same thing, really.
Aren’t Internet Lesbians always middle-aged men?
“One day if I’m kidnapped by my government, many readers won’t care because I could turn out to be another Amina,” wrote one Lebanese blogger...”
You are correct, sir.
I wonder is Tom MacMaster’s USERNAME used to be “CLASSY GREEN EYED BLOND” ????
The KosKids thought this “woman” was so great....
Paula Brooks, editor of Lez Get Real, also a man
Washington Post ^ | 06/13/2011 | by Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell
Just one day after the author behind a popular Syrian lesbian blog admitted to being a married, American man named Tom MacMaster, the editor of the lesbian news site Lez Get Real, with the tagline A Gay Girls View on the World, acknowledged that he is also a man....
...In the guise of Paula Brooks, Graber corresponded online with Tom MacMaster, thinking he was writing to Amina Arraf. Amina often flirted with Brooks, neither of the men realizing the other was pretending to be a lesbian.
I feel that the number of gay activists out there as compared to the actual population of homosexuals is distorted, as shown by this hoax.
A small number of people are stirring the pot.
I actually agree with you, based on my own experiences. I attended a private school for high school. The one openly gay student, and also my calculus teacher, dressed normally, as in didn’t wear any emblems, possess any piercings, etc. Through conversation, you wouldn’t care whether or not they were gay. But one time when I actually bothered walking around in Denver, as a travel stop, there was a guy driving his vehicle and making cat calls, the thing that grossed me out was the black lipstick, nail polish, and very unusual piercings he had. Either way, I have no problem with someone who is gay in the same school as me, but I cannot stand anyone, gay or not, who has to parade a fashion freak show around. Like you, this was only one out of a dozen experiences in which I met someone who was homosexual, and my own are probably more common than average.
I think that the real issue is more along the lines of liberal cognitive dissonance. I really don’t think someone who is gay would have much of a problem with the idea of being against gun control, abortion, etc., so long as they didn’t have such a typical left wing reaction to the party of whomever advocated it.
Anyways, that’s my rant.
Are lieberals gullible?
If a Geico fell in the woods, would it make a sound?