1/27/2011

Un activist pentru drepturile minoritatii gay din Uganda a fost omorat in bataie


In continuarea articolule despre nebunia homofobica din Uganda, instigata de pastori crestini:

- Reportaj AlJazeera despre valul de homofobie violenta din Uganda

- Febra homofobica din Uganda - studiata mai atent. Video

- Interviu cu editorul ziarului din Uganda care a cerut spanzurarea homosexualilor



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Copiez, cu nesimtire, acest articol din New York Times (in principal pentru ca e posibil sa fie dificil de accesat pagina):

An outspoken Ugandan gay activist whose picture recently appeared in an antigay newspaper under the headline “Hang Them” was beaten to death in his home, Ugandan police said Thursday.

David Kato, the activist, was one of the most visible defenders of gay rights in a country where homophobia is widespread and government leaders have proposed executing gay people. Mr. Kato and other gay people in Uganda had recently warned that their lives were endangered, and four months ago a local paper called Rolling Stone published a list of gay people, with Mr. Kato’s face on the front page.

He was attacked in his home Wednesday afternoon and beaten in the head with a hammer, said Judith Nabakooba, a police spokeswoman. But police officials said they did not believe this was a hate crime.

“It looks like theft, as some things were stolen,” Mrs. Nabakooba said.

Gay activists disagreed and said Mr. Kato was singled out for his outspoken defense of gay rights.

“David’s death is a result of the hatred planted in Uganda by U.S. evangelicals in 2009,” Val Kalende, the chairwoman of one of Uganda’s gay rights groups, said in a statement. “The Ugandan government and the so-called U.S. evangelicals must take responsibility for David’s blood!”

Mrs. Kalende was referring to visits in March 2009 by a group of American evangelicals who held antigay rallies. Ugandan church leaders who wrote the antigay bill, which is still pending, attended those meetings and said that they had worked with the Americans on their bill.

After growing international pressure, Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, indicated that the bill would be scrapped, but that has not happened yet and it remains a simmering issue in Parliament. The Americans involved said later that they had no intention of stoking such a reaction.

Many Africans view homosexuality as an immoral Western import, and the continent is full of harsh homophobic laws. In northern Nigeria, gay men can face death by stoning. In Kenya, gay people can be sentenced to years in prison.

But Uganda seems to be on the front lines of this battle. Conservative Christian groups that espouse antigay beliefs have made great headway in the country and wield a lot of influence. Uganda’s first lady is a born-again Christian and has proposed a virginity census. At the same time, American organizations that defend gay rights have also poured money into Uganda to help the small and besieged gay community.


Sociopatii americani nu reusesc sa produca destula violenta inradacinata in homofobie in SUA, asa ca s-au dus in Africa, unde publicul e mai imatur si mai vulnerabil la propaganda sovina religioasa. E vorba de promovarea urii crestinesti, pur si simplu.


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