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Video: Ugandan PM says ‘Gays are like abnormal mongols but should not be harmed’

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  1. davevauxhall 6 Jan, 2:59pm

    Well there is something positive to be taken from it, but really the lack of sophistication in his arguments is amazing. I keep forgetting that really you don’t have to be smart to be a politician just wealthy powerful or driven.

    1. Not over THERE.

    2. Or in Uganda, a place-man whose position was gained via nepotism and/or corruption

  2. Steven 6 Jan, 4:40pm

    And some people wonder why so many people in Britain and France ect said their African colonies were not ready for self-government!

    1. And their homophobia isn’t even the biggest reason (as horrible as it is).

  3. Christopher Coleman 6 Jan, 6:01pm

    “Abnormal mongols”, eh? Not so long ago many people freely made comments about Africans just down from the trees. Funny how those who object to being abused find it easy to abuse others.

  4. That There Other David 6 Jan, 6:05pm

    Classy, Uganda. Real classy.

  5. Mark Y 6 Jan, 6:36pm

    Imagine if a leader from any country in the World, a country who had a seat at the UN, said something racist like “blacks are like inbred gorillas, but they shouldn’t be harmed.” Imagine the international outcry – but this man says something equally as offensive, and nothing, just silence from every other World leader. Uganda, and every other country that has homophobic laws should be barred from the UN.

    Oner rule for racism, another for homophobia. So bored of it.

    1. James Campbell 16 Jan, 10:45pm

      One of several factors which elevate racism above other forms of discrimination is the lingering guilt on the part of some white people who mistakenly feel that they and all other Europeans should constantly apologise for the African slave trade (which was not only organised and perpetuated by Europeans, but also Arab traders & African tribal chiefs). In any case, the idea that only black people were taken as slaves is totally untrue, but the ‘mea culpa’ mentality has no room for other minority groups who are victims of bigotry.

  6. Those carrying the mark of Cain, “the flat nose and the black skin” as clearly described in scripture and who are cursed by God himself in this life…they really have got some nerve throwing abuse at gay people of their own kind.

    1. James Campbell 16 Jan, 10:53pm

      There is a very good reason why black Africans (and other races such as Melanesians) have broad noses and dark skin, but presenting the medical/anthropological details would probably confuse you.

  7. It always amazes me when someone manages to be homophobic, disability-phobic, and casually racist in the same sentence.

    1. Pavlos 7 Jan, 1:58pm

      More shocking is that the PM is probably the Ugandan gays best hope right now, the saturation of anti-gay hate propaganda and deliberate misinformation by evangelicals has been incredibly relentless and thorough in it’s demonising of LGBT’s.

  8. Jay Hayes-Light 16 Jan, 11:07pm

    “How do you treat your children who are born as mongols? Do you execute them, imprison them for life?” In my experience, this is not far from the truth of how children who are born ‘different’ are treated in some (I stress SOME) African countries. Some of the best doctors I have worked with are from Africa, but they practise in the UK and other EU countries since so often, superstition and a misconception of ‘culture’ (which often only dates back to the 19th century) replaces medical science in parts of Africa.

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