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Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:02 PM

 

Gulf states to introduce medical testing on travelers to 'detect' gay people and stop them

Source: Daily Mail UK

A medical test being developed by Kuwait will be used to 'detect' homosexuals and prevent them from entering the country – or any of the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC), according to a Kuwaiti government official.
GCC member countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – already deem homosexual acts unlawful.
This controversial stance is being toughened, with members of the LGBT community stopped at the border and banned from entering the country, according to Yousouf Mindkar, the director of public health at the Kuwaiti health ministry.

He told Kuwait newspaper Al Rai: ‘Health centres conduct the routine medical check to assess the health of the expatriates when they come into the GCC countries. However, we will take stricter measures that will help us detect gays who will be then barred from entering Kuwait or any of the GCC member states.’




Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2449051/Gulf-states-introduce-medical-testing-travellers-detect-gay-people-stop-entering-country.html



This is more suited for "The Onion". Sadly, it's not a satire. Unbelievable.

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Reply Gulf states to introduce medical testing on travelers to 'detect' gay people and stop them (Original post)
7962 Oct 2013 OP
ForgoTheConsequence Oct 2013 #1
roguevalley Oct 2013 #10
King_David Oct 2013 #34
LuvNewcastle Oct 2013 #51
New Orleans Strong Oct 2013 #2
valerief Oct 2013 #3
uppityperson Oct 2013 #4
KamaAina Oct 2013 #5
Downtown Hound Oct 2013 #7
warrant46 Oct 2013 #18
burnsei sensei Oct 2013 #54
mike_c Oct 2013 #6
Nine Oct 2013 #8
Newsjock Oct 2013 #24
AtheistCrusader Oct 2013 #9
left on green only Oct 2013 #40
Rain Mcloud Oct 2013 #49
Rebellious Republican Oct 2013 #11
GreenPartyVoter Oct 2013 #14
Rebellious Republican Oct 2013 #15
Dragonfli Oct 2013 #19
KaryninMiami Oct 2013 #29
Rebellious Republican Oct 2013 #30
penultimate Oct 2013 #42
Rebellious Republican Oct 2013 #43
penultimate Oct 2013 #47
Scuba Oct 2013 #12
Swede Atlanta Oct 2013 #13
7962 Oct 2013 #17
florida08 Oct 2013 #16
former9thward Oct 2013 #28
florida08 Oct 2013 #57
former9thward Oct 2013 #58
florida08 Oct 2013 #59
GreenStormCloud Oct 2013 #20
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2013 #21
randome Oct 2013 #22
RoccoR5955 Oct 2013 #23
olddad56 Oct 2013 #25
RKP5637 Oct 2013 #26
MGKrebs Oct 2013 #27
YOHABLO Oct 2013 #31
ThoughtCriminal Oct 2013 #32
daleo Oct 2013 #33
Tigress DEM Oct 2013 #35
RKP5637 Oct 2013 #36
R. Daneel Olivaw Oct 2013 #37
dembotoz Oct 2013 #38
Zorra Oct 2013 #39
MiniMe Oct 2013 #41
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blkmusclmachine Oct 2013 #44
Monk06 Oct 2013 #45
The Second Stone Oct 2013 #46
Sunlei Oct 2013 #48
King_David Oct 2013 #56
Rain Mcloud Oct 2013 #50
Alamuti Lotus Oct 2013 #52
TrogL Oct 2013 #60
roamer65 Oct 2013 #61
LuvNewcastle Oct 2013 #53
Orsino Oct 2013 #55

Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:07 PM

1. American allies.

I doubt anyone will care about gay rights in those countries since they aren't harboring Edward Snowden.

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:31 PM

10. it blows doesn't it. There is nothing stupider than

a stupid person. Think about it.

They don't care about anyone that doesn't tap dance down their narrow line, edward snowden or no edward snowden.

My nephew will never go near a country in the middle east. He would be killed on the spot. He just came out AT LAST and I think his only good chance is here in this benighted country.

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Response to roguevalley (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 09:36 PM

34. Your nephew would be welcomed in one Middle East country that welcomes and indeed celebrates

All kinds of LGBT life...

Israel

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Response to roguevalley (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 07:29 AM

51. I wouldn't go to any of their damned countries either.

They can have their little fundamentalist shitholes. I'll leave them to play with their oil and sand or whatever it is they do.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:08 PM

2. Just Wow -

One shudders to think what this medical test entails. One, well, one just shudders to even think any more...

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:08 PM

3. I'll bet members of US Congress are excluded from this nonsense. nt

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:11 PM

4. W.T.F. eom

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:12 PM

5. Good thing we freed Kuwait from that evil dictator

 

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:17 PM

7. Yep. Our brave boys defending "democracy" once again. n/t

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 08:04 PM

18. Yes Freedom is on the March

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 08:24 AM

54. And that chattel slavery.

nt

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:15 PM

6. maybe they've found a marker for the gay gene....



That IS satire, of course, but still. Wouldn't it be ironic if their "medical test" was for a "gay gene" product, LOL.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:23 PM

8. Daily Mail isn't far off from the Onion

I'd like to see a link from a real news source.

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Response to Nine (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 08:36 PM

24. Real news source

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/homosexuals-to-be-barred-from-entering-kuwait-1.1240199

The routine clinical screening of expatriates coming into the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) might be also used to “detect” homosexuals, a senior Kuwaiti official has said.

A central committee tasked with the status of expatriates will look into the proposal when it convenes on November 11, Yousuf Mindkar, the director of public health at the Kuwaiti health ministry, has said.

“Health centres conduct the routine medical check to assess the health of the expatriates when they come into the GCC countries,” he said. “However, we will take stricter measures that will help us detect gays who will be then barred from entering Kuwait or any of the GCC member states,” he said, quoted by local daily Al Rai on Monday.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:24 PM

9. Well, someone's making a mint off a bogus 'test'.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 10:20 PM

40. Yes, And This Explains........

......Bachelle Mockman's announcement that she will not be seeking re-election for another term. Instead, she will be re-locating to Kuwait where she will make a corresponding mint by helping those convicted 'pray away the gay' (for a handsome fee, of course).

What is wrong with some people (asked rhetorically)? I suppose we shouldn't mock the crazies in other countries until we have also called attention to our own. What is the difference between the two?

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Response to left on green only (Reply #40)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 07:11 AM

49. ">Bachelle Mockman<she will be re-locating to Kuwait"

 

Is she divorcing Marcus?

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:31 PM

11. Had me confused there, thought you were talking about....

 

Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida and are known as the Gulf States. All Gulf States are located in the Southern region of the United States.

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:39 PM

14. Same here!

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:48 PM

15. Glad I am not the only one, the insanity down here makes it so believable.

 

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 08:04 PM

19. LOL - I thought the same exact thing until I read past the OP

It is kind of sad to think I wouldn't be surprised to hear of this from those states within our country.

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 09:16 PM

29. I thought the same thing at first!

With lunatic governors like Scott and Perry one never knows where things will go...

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #29)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 09:20 PM

30. Hopefully those two are in the history books to be found under....

 

footnotes!
Sorry just posted this to another thread but thought it to be apropos.

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 11:39 PM

42. I did too at first....

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Response to penultimate (Reply #42)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 11:46 PM

43. Ya know what is sad, is that to many here have perceived that.

 

As a southerner, it truly breaks my heart.

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #43)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 01:29 AM

47. I've been in Texas for about 6 years now...

It's so much that I believe the majority of Texans would support such silliness, but I'm certain the current governor would.... And sadly there would be some who would defend him.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:37 PM

12. Gaydar.

 

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:38 PM

13. The same can be said for any action we have taken in Muslim countries.....

 

We freed Kuwait so they can now use their religious beliefs to exclude people they simply don't like. But the same can be said for our protection of Saudi Arabia, our "freeing" of the Iraqis and our ongoing efforts in Afghanistan.

These peoples adhere to an ancient religion that is being used to drive division and hatred. Whether the religion actually condones jihad and the killing of anyone not a believer in Islam is up for discussion Interpretations of Islam suggest that all LGBT persons must be killed.

I understand why we did what we did in Saudi, Kuwait and Iraq - it was all about Dick Cheney's oil interests. Afghanistan started out as retaliation for 9-11 to deny AQ their training sites, etc. and when the Taliban would not turn them over we went in there as well.

But we knew or should have known they hated us for being there. The leaders in Saudi and Kuwait just used us, our soldiers and our treasury to protect them. This was all self-serving. There was nothing altruistic or humanitarian about it.

As a gay man I have never had any interest in going to a part of the world where people actually believe all that crap. I am a Christian but know that my faith community doesn't treat others as Muslims treat those they despise.

I am waiting to hear the voices of moderate Muslims to refute the extremists. I would love to see them come out in force and combat the extremist voices. My fear is that Islam actually is that reactionary and they have nothing much to add.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 08:02 PM

17. I'm afraid you'll be waiting a long time for that to happen.

 

They're probably afraid they'd be next on the "list"

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:57 PM

16. drop this in

the evangelicals lap. They've been stirring up all kind of crazy over there

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Response to florida08 (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 09:15 PM

28. Nope. Nice try to deflect.

That has been their position for over a 1000 years.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #28)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 04:51 PM

57. not trying to deflect

If that's there policy then I am wrong. Have no problem with that. I just know what the evangelicals have done in Africa. My error to assume.

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Response to florida08 (Reply #57)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 05:22 PM

58. Sorry, not trying to jump on you.

It just that followers of Islam have been very anti-gay since their founding. I really don't think evangelicals pushed them over the edge.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #58)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 06:39 PM

59. true

and yes muslims are very anti gay. This is what I was referring to.

http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/01/uganda_gay_murder_us_evangelicals_must_take_responsibility.html

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 08:09 PM

20. What test? Smells bogus to me. N/T

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 08:10 PM

21. What are they going to use - the bogus 'explosive detectors' a conman sold to Iraq for millions?

I can only think someone has got them to sign a contract for some fake 'test', that will either pick people out at random, or allow some bigoted border official to turn away anyone he decides to hate with an 'excuse'.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 08:11 PM

22. It's a good thing we helped free Kuwait with the first Gulf War.

 

Now they can live up to our ideals of freedom. Or not.
[hr][font color="blue"][center]Birds are territorial creatures.
The lyrics to the songbird's melodious trill go something like this:
"Stay out of my territory or I'll PECK YOUR GODDAMNED EYES OUT!"
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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 08:21 PM

23. I'm surprised that they haven't perfected...

 

"Gaydar" yet.


(you know, kinda like radar)

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 08:42 PM

25. Gulf States , I thought you were talking about Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana....

I was shocked when I found out it was Kuwait. I would have expected more from Kuwait.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 09:04 PM

26. These places are so far off my list to ever even think of wanting to visit. They all

seem like really creepy places to me.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 09:14 PM

27. I guess Lindsay Graham can cross off Kuwait as a potential

vacation destination!

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 09:24 PM

31. You've got some splainin to do Lucy...

 

"He told Kuwait newspaper Al Rai: ‘Health centres conduct the routine medical check to assess the health of the expatriates when they come into the GCC countries. However, we will take stricter measures that will help us detect gays who will be then barred from entering Kuwait or any of the GCC member states.

So I am assuming that they're screening for HIV and STDs? Now for the ''Gay Test''. How do you screen for healthy homosexual men and women? Please tell me. These people love our tourist dollars and our huge military presence protecting their damn oil fields. Thanks for the post. I will definitely be staying away from their stupid countries. As if it were Shangri La .. oh please.


S N A P !!

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 09:26 PM

33. Another bunch of swell democracies

Freedom loving allies and all those other lies.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 09:45 PM

35. Who wants to go there anyway? nt

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Response to Tigress DEM (Reply #35)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 10:02 PM

36. Exactly! n/t

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 10:11 PM

37. How much US aid do these guys get?

 


Well if the US defaults then they will get nothing, but if they follow through with this nonsense they should get less than nothing.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 10:16 PM

38. can we put these guy in the same room as the gay is a choice evangelicals

great reality tv show

make honey boo boo look like masterpiece theater

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 10:17 PM

39. The ME Gulf States are the cesspool of the universe. A Mecca for pedophiles and human

traffickers.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 10:47 PM

41. I thought this post was about southern states when I first read the headline

What kind of medical test detects if you are gay??

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 12:43 AM

44. .

 

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 01:00 AM

45. They're going to parade moslem women with noisy shoes in front of them. If they don't get

seized by a mad urge to rape the women then they are gay.

BTW is this a test or a dating strategy?

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 01:06 AM

46. Texas, Louisana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida

 

That's what I thought when I saw the thread title.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 07:09 AM

48. illegal & some with death sentences to be 'gay' in many countries. probably require an aids test?

So back wards and ignorant a society. We have to remember not to long ago was illegal in the USA and aids was totally misrepresented.

Those countries are still in the dark ages due to Government ruled by religious passion. To bad Persia is gone.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #48)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 12:41 PM

56. Persia or Iran is the most backward country

Where it comes to gays.

Gay hangings continue there frequently.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 07:15 AM

50. No Bushes in the Middle East?

 

Does this include Bandar Bush?
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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 07:36 AM

52. All rhetoric aside--how would this work, exactly?

 

What are they going to do, hook travelers' brains up to various electrodes and watch what parts of the brain light up when they're shown gay porn?

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Response to Alamuti Lotus (Reply #52)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 07:22 PM

60. That won't work. Fundies react more strongly to gay porn than gay people do

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Response to Alamuti Lotus (Reply #52)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 11:09 PM

61. Is it like the "eggdicator" from Willie Wonka and the CF?

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 07:40 AM

53. Does that mean our gay troops don't have to serve in those countries?

They have some large bases over there. It would be great if gay troops could refuse to be sent to any of those places. Maybe we'll end all of our excursions in the Middle East after all.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 08:57 AM

55. With surplus e-meters?

Just a modern witch hunt.

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