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Syria Gay Girl in Damascus blog a hoax by US man

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posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 11:54 PM
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Syria Gay Girl in Damascus blog a hoax by US man


www.bbc.co.uk

A blog purportedly written by a gay woman in Syria, which described life in Damascas amid the current political unrest, has been revealed to be a hoax.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 11:54 PM
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A Girl Gay in Damascus gained a worldwide readership and was closely followed by news organisations.

But the true author has now come forward - Tom MacMaster, an American man studying in Scotland.

Many Syrian activists have reacted angrily, accusing him of trivialising or even harming their cause.

"One day if I'm kidnapped by my government, many readers won't care because I could turn out to be another Amina," wrote one Lebanese blogger.

www.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 12:22 AM
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LOL, people are trying to set up syria to make it look bad, just for another invasion. Does not surprise me. Another one of those stories which I laugh at.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 12:27 AM
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Originally posted by Freedom_is_Slavery


A Girl Gay in Damascus gained a worldwide readership and was closely followed by news organisations.

But the true author has now come forward - Tom MacMaster, an American man studying in Scotland.

Many Syrian activists have reacted angrily, accusing him of trivialising or even harming their cause.

"One day if I'm kidnapped by my government, many readers won't care because I could turn out to be another Amina," wrote one Lebanese blogger.

www.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)


Not just the Lebanese, but the Lesbian Lebanese are hurt by this hoax! (sorry...I just wanted to say "Lesbian Lebanese".....it has a nice ring to it!) Seriously though...as the article states, both Syrians and Gay activists are quite angry at Mr. MacMaster for trivializing and damaging the credibility any real stories that may come after this by his 'crying wolf' hoax. And they are mad for good reason too.....It would seem Mr. MacMaster was doing this in a misguided attempt to bring attention to the struggles in this area, but he did so by engaging in a dishonest, and incredibly stupid stunt......He's done nothing but hurt his cause....I hope he realizes how much of a moron he is, right now.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 01:34 AM
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Yeah right. I bet he was doing it to make money off of gullible idiots that believe anything, with google ads or something.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 02:45 AM
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I don't know what he did/wrote that hurt their cause, but pen names are quite common. Do they think he 'trivialized' their cause? How?



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 02:45 AM
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dbl post
edit on 13-6-2011 by mishigas because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 02:53 AM
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Originally posted by mishigas
I don't know what he did/wrote that hurt their cause, but pen names are quite common. Do they think he 'trivialized' their cause? How?


Does lying ever actually help? No, rather it creates doubt in those things that are true, but happen in the same frame as the lie. if this man who was turtured is lying, can we trust the story of this other man who was tortured? Will the torturers simply use the hoax to denounce all claims of their actions?

Lying for a cause injured hte cause by injecting it with doubt, uncertainties, and skepticism. it damages the efforts being made. It puts a muffler on honest accounts and truthful efforts.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:14 AM
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Pffft! Overreaction I say.

The world runs on lies.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 05:20 AM
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Of course, of course...

Hey if you guys are interested, there are some members on this site that post blog articles as fact too. About countries like Iran, about Palestine, about Syria etc. etc.

A lot of readers here soak those blog articles, posted by star and flag ridden members, up like high fructose corn syrup. Heck, one of them even has an own show on ATS teevee.


This site is turning out to be quite the joke.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 05:21 AM
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Yes and the world is in a nice condition isn't it?


Thinking before speaking or in this case typing helps.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 09:22 AM
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Originally posted by Freedom_is_Slavery

Syria Gay Girl in Damascus blog a hoax by US man


www.bbc.co.uk

A blog purportedly written by a gay woman in Syria, which described life in Damascas amid the current political unrest, has been revealed to be a hoax.
(visit the link for the full news article)



piratepad.net...

Say Hello to reality,
edit on 13-6-2011 by Mabus2011 because: wrong link



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