Gambian President To Gay Men: "I Will Slit Your Throats"

Yahya Jammeh, dictator of the West African nation of Gambia, has turned up the dial on his anti-gay rhetoric. 

While on a tour stop in the North Bank Region of the country, Jammeh spoke to the press and threatened his gay Gambians with a particularly gruesome death sentence. 

"If you do it [in the Gambia] I will slit your throat," Jammeh told a crowd (according to a translation from Vice). "If you are a man and want to marry another man in this country and we catch you, no one will ever set eyes on you again, and no white person can do anything about it."

Ironically, Jammeh's speech was supposed to be about protecting Gambia's youth, not slitting a percentage of their throats. 

The U.S. and many European countries have cut aid to Gambia over the past few years because of the deteriorating human rights situation that's devolving in the country. Jammeh's latest inhumane comments certainly won't help spurn an increase in aid anytime soon, and he seems quite defiant about that as his people suffer. 

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Africa became hostile to gays when the bloody christans forced their bibles and fairytales onto them.

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You and all the other Christian bashers on this thread are ignorant. Sorry to burst your nasty bubble but Gambia is an islamic country who were missioned to by dark skinned missionaries. Not white people. Not Christians.....but hey lets not mess with your particular fairytale.

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Im Christian and gay. I think the problem is the general ignorance around the globe.

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exactly right all this stuff came from evangelical missionaries and their ultra right wing beliefs which are totally unfounded anywhere in the bible. 

talk about islamic fanatics. these evangelicals are exactly same . should also be locked up for terrorism

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I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think that's president Obama and the first lady... I think those are wax figures, and if they are, that picture is completely misleading and unethical to put with such an article

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Not a country I'll ever travel to or even contemplated to visit.  Now with such violent demeanor and anti gay climate, let's all not buy anything produced there and boycott all of their products.  

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" I will slit your throat,"

Says the fat pig wearing a  mumu. 

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“I will slit your throats”

I'd rethink that slogan for those "Visit Gambia" travel brochures. 

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Whatever.  All I know is, if Obama is cool with him, I can be cool with him.  Theres no way he'd be seen in a pic with someone that wasnt an alright guy.  Love you Mr. President!!!

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You are blind and ignorant If you think obama gives a damn about gay men. Of anyone else for that matter. He is a fraud. Even his so called brother says he is a liar and a fraud.

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Okay, obviously you don't get that this is part of his JOB - i.e. having to meet with leaders of other countries.  I mean, there are what?  Over 200 sovereign nations on this planet, each with a political leader - Does that mean he has to agree with all of them?  That he has to even LIKE all (or any) of them?  No, but he does have to meet with them, kind of falls under the category of his job description.  For all we know, he's holding a dagger to the guy's back while he's smiling for the camera.  

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Would you say the same thing if that was a white Republican standing there with that sick killer? I bet not. So what is the difference?

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You mean, would I think that Abraham Lincoln was condoning this asshole's position if it were him standing there?  

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Last time I checked there were 196 countries get you facts straight before trying to make a logical comment :)

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Well pardon me for going by what the United Nations categorizes as "nations" - their count is 206, with 16 being "disputed" in terms of actual independence and/or sovreignity.  

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So progressive, out African brothers.  It's no wonder the entire continent is a fucking shithole.

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You can thank white American Christians for that.

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"You can thank white American Christians for that."

So the rationalization for Africa remaining in the stone age for the past million years is the fault of white American Christians? Interesting theory. Total bullshit, but interesting nonetheless. Do you believe that Africa lived in harmony during the four million years it existed before America? I suppose you think it was beautiful paradise, like Zamunda with his majesty Jaffe Joffer as king! Until the awful white Americans got in the picture, of course. 

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Africa was hostile to gays before white american evangelicals stepped foot there. 

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