Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura, Uganda’s inspector general of police, has made a public plea with the nation’s violent homophobes: stop tormenting them. Following last month’s murder of activist David Kato — at the hands, police say, of his houseguest — Kayihura sees a ripe opportunity to quell the hate speech: “You must be sensitive. You should stop engaging in extremist campaigns that can be interpreted differently.” Um? While it’s nice to hear Kayihura thumb his nose as these “extremist campaigns,” there’s simply no way they’re at risk for being “interpreted differently.” The Rolling Stone front page story that published “100 pictures of Uganda’s top homos” was, very clearly, a hit list. Say it loud, Kayihura, say it proud.

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