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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, 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.’
Those taking part in homosexual acts in Kuwait, if they’re under 21, can receive a jail sentence of up to 10 years.
Earlier this month Oman newspaper The Week was suspended over an article that was deemed to be sympathetic to homosexuals, according to the BBC.
It’s illegal to be gay in 78 countries, with lesbianism banned in 49. Five countries mete out the death penalty to gay people – Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen and Mauritania.
A leading London-based LGBT campaigner has called on FIFA to cancel the 2022 World Cup in Qatar over reports that Gulf Cooperation Countries will introduce medical screening tests to "detect" and ban homosexuals entering the countries.
Peter Tatchell, director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, told IBTimes UK that the proposed legislation "will mean that gay players and spectators will be banned from attending the football world cup".
"This contradicts previous assurances given to FIFA by the Qatar government that everyone will be welcome and that there will be no discrimination," he said
it is a good way to prevent the spread of AIDS and HIV and the dozens of other STD's that gay men spread more often.
Its disgusting the way some ATS members support this type of fascist regime. When one day they are effected,tested and banned from entering a country of their genetics . They will feel how unfair this treatment is.
Roll on Hitler.
Of course they don’t!! They’re barbarians!
A witch hunt. Do they still not realise that in countries where gays have equal rights. They do no harm to anyone.
Of course they hate gays. They hate all non-Muslims and non-conformists. This is a part of the world that condones pedophilia, promotes terrorism, stones women for adultery, beheads people on the streets, condones rape, etc.
I mean they are basically saying they HATE gays. We all know there are more than likely MANY MANY gays in their countries also. But it happens behind closed doors and they remain in the closet.
This is their way to say " We will find you".
I would love to find out how they test for this.