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Egypt: Campaigners say life has gotten worse for gay people since the Arab Spring

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  1. Anyone surprised?

    Didn’t think so.

    Life was hard before, it still is now, due to religion dragging everything and everyone near it into the cesspit of ignorance and poverty. I’m not sure what, if anything at all, we can actually do to help.

  2. No shit Sherlock I think e American Christians are loving this

  3. Exactly as expected! Soon there will be no elections and only Islamic fundamentalist law and rule! Fools for getting rid of Mubarak! Only Mullah madness now!

  4. GingerlyColors 24 Jan 2013, 1:28pm

    Out of the frying pan and into the fire. Don’t say I didn’t warn anybody about where the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ will lead.

  5. Robert (Kettering) 24 Jan 2013, 2:24pm

    It’ll be the same in Syria as well. I know that Assad is a tyrant but at least under his rule Christians and other religious minorities plus the LGBT community were fairly safe. Once he’s toppled the Islamofacists, Iranian style, will move in to fill the vacuum.

    I might add that it was much the same in Iraq as well. Now the religious nutters are running the place.

    1. Robert (Kettering) 24 Jan 2013, 2:26pm

      Should have added that both in Syria and Iraq the dictators ran secular governments and kept the Islamofacists and terrorists at bay. We have America to thank for the current mess.

  6. Kay Arnold 24 Jan 2013, 4:10pm

    What did they think would happen? Did they really believe that life for them was going to be better under one of the leaders of the brotherhood? Reality Sux!

  7. “Come on everybody. Let’s demonstrate and demand democracy … and then band together and persecture the gays”. Nothing new here then.

  8. Neon Genesis 24 Jan 2013, 7:23pm

    People should just accept the tragic truth that the Middle East will always be doomed and we should just try to work to get these people out of there as fast as possible.

  9. goodbyedarkness 24 Jan 2013, 9:07pm

    The standard of online English has “gotten” worse as well it seems

  10. Sad truth is: LGBT community has never been safe in Egypt! We have always lived in the shadows, never showing our true faces, never raising our voices, never expressing our believes! So what’s new? Anyone sane enough in this country had known from the start that the Muslim Brotherhood (who are nothing but tyrants themselves) would not fix anything, especially for us or any other minorty for that matter!

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