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The Philosopher Donating Member (621 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:02 PM
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Gay Man Comes Home After 6 Months in Saudi Jail
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A gay man who was detained and tortured in Saudi Arabia for six months returned home to England last week.

Stephen Comiskey, 36, was working under contract for the King Fahad National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, according to The Sun(U.K.). He said that he was lured into an ambush due to texts sent to him from someone posing as one of his friends.

Comiksey said he was detained under charges of homosexuality, but added that he never flaunted his sexual orientation. After being beaten, he was jailed, his passport was confiscated, and he was threatened with beheading. Eventually diplomats were able to broker his return home. He said before he was released, he was forced to sign a "confession" but could not read the document because it was written in Arabic.

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:29 PM
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1. I hate that word 'flaunted'. Nt
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:35 PM
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2. Yes. If anyone knows you are gay, Almost Anything can be perceived
as "flaunting" that would never be seen as unusual if a heterosexual person did it. x(
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:45 PM
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3. And this is why the house of saud is our greatest Arab ally!
Oh, and the 9-11 hijackers were about 90% from Saudi Arabia...we know how to pick them...or, rather, the Bush Crime family picks them for us.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:47 PM
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4. Let's get some of the folks in here who can explain how the Saudis were "provoked".
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 04:48 PM by Warren DeMontague
I mean, whattheydidisn'tjustified, butbutbutbutbutbut he needs to take some responsibility for upsetting their religious sensibilities...

..right?
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