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Gay man’s deportation to Cameroon halted

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  1. wasn’t there a similar case a few years ago with a young lad and they said because he wasn’t sexually active they didn’t believe he was gay, forced him back where he was executed days later?

    1. No, there wasn’t.

      1. Paddyswurds 6 May 2012, 6:04pm

        ………Actually there was.

    2. Spanner1960 7 May 2012, 2:50pm

      Back where? France is not executing anybody.

  2. Just because he is gay does not mean he has the right to stay in this country. We have our own problems and our own people to be thinking about already, gay and straight.

    1. wrong its a genuine case of aslyum the home office allows too many people with unsubstanciated claims that their human rights will be breached such as hook hand hamza to stay in the UK boot out the undesirables that hate britain first before turning away people who don’t have their basic human right to love.

      1. James Park 6 May 2012, 2:01am

        You could make your point more apposite by using basic punctuation. Just a thought. Pausing for a breath whilst typing might help, too.

    2. What a silly comment. Are you aware that in Cameroon he would be tortured or even killed solely for being gay? Would you send your brother or friend back there? Charity doesn’t always start at home, it starts where it is most needed and clearly in Cameroon, gay people are in danger. We have to help our overseas LGBT brothers and sisters cos no one else will.

    3. Just because ‘we have our own problems’ doesn’t mean we don’t still live in one of the richest countries in the world, where it is eminently possible to offer asylum to those whose lives are endangered elsewhere.

  3. “No credible evidence…”

    What, do gay asylum seekers have to screw a man in front of the judges to prove that they’re gay these day?


    1. That is my thoughts too

    2. turkish army springs to mind

  4. It is always sad to read news like this. Oppressed gay man seeking asylum but denied, leaving persecution of his homosexuality the only option back at his home land. It’s like arresting someone because he is black.

    1. Go away, you silly creature.

    2. Grow up!

    3. What has incest got to with two people of the same sex loving one another? And I take it you have no objection to females who love one another as they don’t have penis’. Sounds to me like you are in your closet because you have an issue with an4l sex. You really should get over it, you’ll be much happier.

      1. Paddyswurds 6 May 2012, 6:09pm

        Strangely these people seem obsessed with incest., but then there is a lot of it going on in straight society,usually within the family unit. There was even a case in the papers last week of a young girl who was pregnant to her father and she said if she could she would marry him. cant see a Gay man marrying his father or brother………

    4. Robert in S. Kensington 6 May 2012, 1:57pm

      And in your pea-sized brain, heterosexuals NEVER engage in anal sex? It’s you who is the moron! What makes you think every gay man has anal sex and what is your obsession with it? idiot!

      1. Paddyswurds 6 May 2012, 6:19pm

        …That is what these repressed self hating gay closet cases fantasise about when they are rubbing one out .in front of their laptop in their mums basement or back room at 4am ……and clearly that is what Keith, Aiden, Ken et al are about. Oh and by the way Hetero, I have bedded more Straight dudes than i have had hot dinners and quite a few of them wanted their prostate or G spot “massaged” and we are all aware what that means, so your rant holds no water whatever.

      2. lol its not a minority i know many a straight man that pester their girlfriends because they want to try anal sex.

    5. hetero I think you need some mental health counselling. You are so venomous and unpleasant, you must be terribly unhappy. Why dont you go and do something to cheer yourself up and make you feel good about yourself. being hateful only makes you sick.

    6. We cannot choose the colour of our skin just like how we can’t control what our heart desires. Homosexuality is nothing disgusting, it is an act of love between two human being. It appears to be disgusting only when people like you and a bunch of homophobes plus crazy clerics try to teach us how to live our life when the real problem here is that people like you should get a brain transplant. The law should take the side of the oppressed, not to assist the oppressor to discriminate others. People like you are the reason why the GLBT are persecuted worldwide.

      1. drunk again?

  5. I think it’s a real shame that this person has to provide credible evidence to prove that he’s gay- however, I do understand why they would want some kind of ‘proof’

    It would be a huge blow to other homosexual assylum seekers if it came out that people were lying about their sexuality to gain into the country.

    1. What a self-contradictory first paragraph. If they are justified in asking for proof, surely that proof (evidence) should be credible.
      If there is nothing in the man’s history that he has been persecuted in Cameroon & nothing to suggest he is gay in his activities since coming to the UK then it doesn’t surprise me that a question is raised.

    2. Paddyswurds 6 May 2012, 6:27pm

      Quite a lot of these cases where people from Africa seek asylum because they are Gay and their lives in danger, are refused because of racism and homophobia on the part of the case officer or officers. There needs to be guidelines laid out for this sort of case because requiring “proof” is clearly a breach of the Gay mans civil rights.

    3. Spanner1960 7 May 2012, 2:52pm

      What’s to stop anybody just wandering in and claiming to be gay and persecuted? Nothing.

      If these people cannot offer incontrovertible proof for both, then they shouldn’t leave home in the first place.

      1. Paddyswurds 8 May 2012, 12:04am

        What do you suggest Spanner, get them to give the Immigration officer a blo job maybe or put on ” It’s Raining Men” on the stereo and see how long they can resist dancing?

  6. how do you prove you are gay? If you haven’t been actively involved with someone recently then a person’s testimony is the only proof one can offer. The government’s position is absurd.

  7. If you haven’t been actively involved with someone recently then a person’s testimony is the only proof one can offer. The government’s position is absurd.

  8. does immigration system suffer from institutional homophobia?

    1. David Myers 7 May 2012, 10:07am

      One word – “Yes!”

    2. Spanner1960 7 May 2012, 2:54pm

      No, it suffers from being understaffed and underpowered.

  9. David Myers 7 May 2012, 10:09am

    You are so well named! Who cares what you think troll. Take your vomit bag elsewhere. Your whole argument is in itself an ad hominem attack on gay people.

    1. whatever dude, we are not interested in your village idiot’s opinion

    2. haha the troll calling other people troll. thats funny.

  10. Spanner1960 7 May 2012, 2:49pm

    Since when was France dangerous for gay people?
    If the guy entered France, he should claim asylum from there, not here.

    The UK is just seen as a soft touch and we need to stand up to this emotional blackmail. Give him back to the French and let them handle it.

    1. france is a transit country not destination, there is no direct flights to cameroon from uk

      1. Spanner1960 12 May 2012, 5:23pm

        Precisely. So he entered Europe via France.
        Some people make their way across dozens of countries to get here. Unless they come directly here from their country of origin, they should be returned to the country they entered from, and so on down the line. This should be a matter for the French authorities, because they let him in in the first place.

  11. Spanner1960 7 May 2012, 2:56pm

    Oh give the old semantics a rest will you?
    “Homophobia” is not a great word to choose, but unless you can come up with a better one, then I suggest we stick with it.

    Or would you prefer to be just referred to as a “homosexualist” or simply an “anti-gay, narrow-minded bigot”?

    1. We are not altering the language in any way. Most dictionaries will give the same definition of a homophobe: A person who has an irrational fear, aversion to, or hatred of homosexuals.

      But you want another word? That’s fine. I’ll just call you a bigot from now on. Happy?

      1. semantics as a form of intelectual debate?

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