Egypt’s new culture war continues: the men arrested in January have been jailed for being gay. “The men were sentenced to jail terms of 4 to 10 months. ‘Persons imprisoned solely on the basis of their alleged or real sexual orientation are prisoners of conscience and should be immediately and unconditionally released,’ Amnesty, which is based in London, said in a statement.” [IHT]

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  • Bill Perdue

    The Egyptian government is persecuting GLBT citizens to placate the Islamic Brotherhood and other muslim fundamentalists, just as the Republican Bush Administration promotes antigay legislation and policies to placate christian fundamentalists.

    The same sick thinking was behind the Democratic (sic) Clintons support for federal and state DOMAS and DADT. It’s why Bill Clinton bought campaign ads on southern religious radio stations owned by vermin like Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell to brag about his support for DOMA. It’s why Barney Frank trashed ENDA and why the Democrats (sic) ditched it and the Matthew Shepard Hate Crime Act. It’s the ‘reasoning’ behind Democrat (sic) Obama hopping in and out of bed with gay bashing vermin like Donnie McClurkin and Mary Mary and why he refused to take clear positions on abortion.

    It’s the worst sort of hypocrisy and racist islamophobia to call for US intervention in the affairs of muslim nations. The genocidal murder of over one million Iraq’s is all the proof anyone needs. LGBT folk, unionists and other groups will take care of both the ayatollahs and the zionists in the muslim nations when the time is ripe.

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