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.