Mob Attacks Gays In Nigerian Capital

The attacks came shortly after anti-gay legislation signed into law

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Kenyan gay and lesbian organisations demonstrate outside the Nigerian High Commission in Nairobi on February 7, 2014.

A bloodthirsty mob has dragged more than a dozen gay men from their homes and severely beat them in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, in the first incidents of widespread anti-gay violence in the country since President Goodluck Jonathan passed legislation outlawing same-sex relationships.

The attacks took place Wednesday in the Gishiri neighborhood of Abuja, where a mob nearly beat one man to death and dragged four severely injured victims to a nearby police station, where police further beat and insulted them, reports the New York Times.

The mob shouted it was “cleansing the community” of gays as it broke down doors and used wires, whips and furniture to attack the young men, witnesses said.

The assaults come a month after President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law a bill that criminalizes same-sex relationships, requiring a maximum of 14 years in prison for offenders.

[NYT]

13 comments
CrossWinds
CrossWinds

The very persons perpetrating this brutality against gays also need to repent, though their sins may be different. We all need repentance, and the salvation Jesus Christ can give us.......

1 Corinthians 6:11

And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

PrestonNickolasAlexander
PrestonNickolasAlexander

Dear ActinaOntorres,


Thank you so much for calling me a moron...make that a complete moron. Coming from you that really says a lot. I wish you well.

ActinaOntorres
ActinaOntorres

we should do the same to all christians who support this nigerian thug

PrestonNickolasAlexander
PrestonNickolasAlexander

Here's what I propose: I would like to appeal to the Nigerian president to allow the gays who desire, to leave Nigeria. Just like the Jews who were permitted to leave the Soviet Union back in the seventies, I want to see these gays allowed to emigrate to safe destinations.


I need people who share this vision and want to be part of this humanitarian project. If you are interested, please respond to my email here and we'll find a way to connect. I suppose the best thing would be to start a Facebook page or open a new website. Suggestions are most welcomed: I cannot do this alone.


Preston Alexander

Fall River, Ma. USA

prestalex@aol.com

MaryLamb
MaryLamb

@ActinaOntorres  In moslem countries, gays are killed daily, hung from cranes, stoned to death.  Should we do the same to the moslems?  

Christians are much more compassionate about this issue.  I loved Pope Francis' recent statements regarding homosexuals.  Have yet to hear any moslems do anything but condemn and kill homosexuals.

And haven't you heard?  You are a "racist" for using the word "thug."  Apparently it's code!