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Pakistan May Hate Gay Men But It Leads The World In Google Searches For Gay Porn

Considering that gay sex is illegal in Pakistan, it’s not hugely surprising that the country recently polled as one of the least tolerant nations in the world when it comes to homosexuality.

A Pew Research Center public survey found that only two percent of Pakistanis surveyed believe society should accept homosexuality.

So why is Pakistan the leading country for Google searches of the terms “shemale sex,” “teen anal sex,” and “man fucking man”?

Mother Jones recently investigated this issue, and the details they found are both sad and alarming.

Reporter Alex Park learned that the highest number of hits are coming from Peshawar, a city known for being extremely conservative, and where only a few days ago the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack on NATO supply trucks that killed four people.

As part of his investigation, Park interviewed Farahnaz Ispahani, an expert in Pakistani minorities at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a former member of Pakistan’s parliament. She told him that many Muslim men engage in physical relationships with one another; however, religious extremism is making it more difficult for them. It’s gotten to a point where merely speaking about homosexuality in public is practically forbidden.

“Religious extremism is at a height today,” Ispahani told Park. “Hindus are being forced to convert, Christians are being burned alive — there’s very little personal safety for those seen as ‘the other.’ So what do [gay Pakistanis] do? They turn to pornography because they can’t live their lives openly.”

Makes a certain weird sense, although open gays seem to like their porn, too!

Photo Credit: Charles Roffey