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Lesbian Blogger Has Been Kidnapped In Syria

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Such a sad, scary situation.

Lesbian blogger Amina Araf, who writes the blog A Gay Girl in Damascus AND is a voice for anti-government opposition in Syria, was kidnapped yesterday in Damascus.

According to reports, she was grabbed by "three armed men" in their twenties, who forced her into a vehicle.

Amina's cousin Rania Ismail posted the following about the kidnappers on the blog:

"The men are assumed to be members of one of the security services or the Baath Party militia. Amina's present location is unknown."

Amina is NOT popular in Syria for writing openly as a lesbian despite the fact that homosexuality is illegal in the country AND she's called for an end to the Bashir regime, which also makes her a target.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Amina and her family during this upsetting, difficult time.

We truly hope that she is okay, and makes it back home safely.

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31 comments to “Lesbian Blogger Has Been Kidnapped In Syria”



  1. 1

    i hope they find her … so sad



  2. 2

    How awful…..



  3. 3

    Its her fault. She made herself a target by choosing to be a lesbian



  4. 4

    I hope she's found safe and alive (plus not scarred/abused either) :/



  5. 5

    So someone who does something illegal in the country is treated like a criminal?? I'm not seeing the big deal here. Just because you think you deserve "equality" doesn't mean the rest of the world agrees with you. If you write a blog about smoking pot in the USA, don't be surprised when the DEA comes knocking on your door. Stupid bitch played with fire and is now probably getting burned.
    It is pathetic how much attention you give to every random gay person, yet don't blink twice at any injustice done to the rest of the general public.



  6. 6

    Omg, that is so scary. I hope she is and will be okay!

  7. jham says – reply to this


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    I can't imagine living - really LIVING like that. Unable to express your views. It makes me so sad. You really - truly - have to give HUGE credit to the people who are willing to face most likely certain death in an effort to create a free society. They're the real superstars of the world.



  8. 8

    Re: icefire227 – REALLY?! Last time I checked, being gay isn't the same as choosing to be an asshole!



  9. 9

    Re: PerezTheHypocrite – The comparison you made is just stupid =__='

  10. LeenB says – reply to this


    10

    Perez, the reason they probably kidnapped her is because she criticized the government. The government is massacring their people and protestors, kindapping 10 year old boys, torturing them and returning them dead to their parents claiming they 'attacked the government'. I'm surprised you didn't even comment on the volatile situation there. Al-Jazeera has showed horrible horrible videos of what the government is doing to its people. Burying them alive, mutilating them, torturing them, killing them, you name it.

  11. LeenB says – reply to this


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    Re: PerezTheHypocrite
    Dude they didn't come for her cause of she being gay, it's because she criticized the government and Assad. Turn on the news, and you will understand exactly why this is horrific and upsetting.



  12. 12

    They are going to rape her and then kill her….thats the way it goes over there….they are animals…subhumans….the scum of the earth… and should all be exterminated like rats.



  13. 13

    Re: icefire227 – You & PereztheHypocrite are assholes…why do you even read this blog? Just to leave some lame, ignorants comments to get people fired up? Get a job or something



  14. 14

    Re: PerezTheHypocrite – she was kidnapped by three armed men. not arrested. there's a huge difference.



  15. 15

    IF YOU READ THIS SLUTS WEBSITE SHE IS VERY HOSTILE TO AMERICA AND HATES JEWS WITH A PASSION. MAYBE IT WAS A GOOD THING THIS LITTLE VAGINA LICKING PARASITE GOT TAKEN OUT BY ASSAD



  16. 16

    Re: MarioMonjack – You're a sick person!



  17. 17

    Most likely dead now. So sad. :(



  18. 18

    Re: MarioMonjack – I don't think you travel that much so let me tell you that the United States (America is a continent!) are no that popular anymore many people despised this country and about the ”dick therapy” you mother got full treatment and made her a slut!



  19. 19

    Re: andydo – Sad but true and true.



  20. 20

    This girl will be tortured and then killed.
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    She was probably inspired by Perez to come out.
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    She knew the rules in this country. Everyone knows the rules!
    She no superstar. She's dead. It's a terrible thing.
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    All she had to do was shack up with her girlfriend in private.



  21. 21

    Re: icefire227 – Same way you chose to be an idiot? :/



  22. 22

    This is really awful. But she and her family should have been prepared for something like this to happen. You can't just publicly piss off the government repeatedly and expect to get away with it in that country



  23. 23

    Re: starstrukk47
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    I can't imagine being the poor parents of this girl.
    Every day till they die, there will be a hole in their heart.
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    What a horror show. They will be ostracized themselves.
    Christ, the sheer stupidity of being an "activist" in a Muslim police state of a country.
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    I have lived in Saudi and Libya.
    Can't imagine "blogging" about making our own White Lightning in our still, plus, extolling the joys of capping the beer and wine bottles, on family night, in the basement.
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    The police would be at our door within hours.
    Such NAÏVETÉ or ARROGANCE. So not smart.
    Heartbreaking.



  24. 24

    first of all she was kidnapped because of her anti-government posts and the fact that she was trying to give people the truth about what the Syrian government is doing . she is also an American citizen, so i expect a statement by the US embassy to be released if she is not released from custody. The issue is not abbot homosexuality being illegal or not, Syria has a huge gay community and people and the government(who is secular compared to other Arabic governments) are well aware of that. I pray she is safe and released very soon.



  25. 25

    Re: PerezTheHypocrite – don't speak about something if you're a complete ignorant. why the fuck are you on this blog anyways? go get a life, a job, or both.

  26. Ammie says – reply to this


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    If you are going to wave a red flag in front of a bull, he's going to charge. Come on.

  27. REPUB says – reply to this


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    come on people I hate stating the obvious but you have to know she is dead somewhere



  28. 28

    This is the same country that likes to kidnap children, torture and mutilate them and send their barely recognizable bodies back to their parents and claim that the child was attacking the government. Countries like this have very strict laws and dont have any linency at all. This poor girl is probably being raped endlessly right now because in this country, they think that its a way to cure a woman who doesn't like men, not realizing that kind of pain and degradation makes it that much worse. I hope she survives her ordeal and comes back stronger than ever, not letting this destroy her, if she has survived, I will personally go get her and bring her here, where she is safe.
    As for those of you who say she deserves it, shame on you, and rot in hell. Whatever is being done to her is terrible and nobody deserves that kind of treatment from anyone no matter what they have done.Those who say she deserves it, you are no better than a terrorist.



  29. 29

    Considering how the government treats 13 year olds, she's sadly not going to make it out alive :(
    I hope she'll be okay but I really have my doubts considering the desperate acts the government resorts to controlling the masses.



  30. 30

    This is incredibly sad and extremely frightening. I cannot believe that the government can be so blatanly evil. All governments are shady and run by people who lie as an occupation, but this is beyond belief. There is no doubt in my mind that this woman will experience something horrifying. She will probably be tortured through gangrape, physical abuse, and then most likely get killed. I will not be surprised if they also videotape it, and make an example of her. I'm flabbergasted, in awe, disgusted and sick to my stomach. It's terrible to know this, and not be able to do anything about it. To know that she had the strength to stand up to something so terrifying, is admirable. No change will be made if nobody does anything, that's the way it's been, that's how it always will be. I have tremendous respect for her strength and courage. I will remember this.



  31. 31

    this is so sad!! being in a society were you are not excepted leads to desperate measure!! which im sure lead her to her blog, a way to reach out. this should be inspiring not critised. Yes she broke the law of her country but the law is wrong, every one should be able to love who they see fit. laws against DRUGS are their in place to protect us from harming our selves so doesnt hold validity here. being gay is not a choice, its exceptance of who you are and loving your self!!! love and prays for this girl.