12 June 2011

Today I have learned that 'A Gay Girl in Damascus' is neither gay, nor a girl, nor has probably ever set foot in Syria. From the comfort of his heterosexual married life in Edinburgh, Tom McMaster invented a writing persona that suggested he was trying to get as many gold medals as possible in the Oppression Olympics.

In a woefully inadequate apology, McMaster moans:
This experience has sadly only confirmed my feelings regarding the often superficial coverage of the Middle East and the pervasiveness of new forms of liberal Orientalism.

After we're all done retching, let's remember that gay Muslims don't need spokespeople to explain "their issues" to the world. Everyone who was following this blog should watch A Jihad For Love.

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