the killing of gay activist in uganda is quite unique if I must say, the problem is that those who did it wasn’t muslim. they are christian. this is a bit peculiar because usually muslim are the one who staunchly opposed gay rights but now it seems in uganda those jesus believers are taking things into their own hand and beat to death a prominent gay activist.
as reported by the new york times
NAIROBI, Kenya — An outspoken Ugandan gay activist whose picture recently appeared in an anti-gay newspaper under the headline “Hang Them” was beaten to death in his home, Ugandan police said on Thursday.
David Kato, the activist, was one of the most visible defenders of gay rights in a country so homophobic that government leaders have proposed to execute gay people. Mr. Kato and other gay people in Uganda had recently warned that their lives were endangered, and four months ago a local paper called Rolling Stone published a list of gay people, and Mr. Kato’s face was on the front page.
He was attacked in his home Wednesday afternoon and beaten in the head with a hammer, said Judith Nabakooba, a police spokeswoman. But police officials said they don’t believe this was a hate crime.
“It looks like theft, as some things were stolen,” Mrs. Nabakooba said.
Gay activists disagreed and said Mr. Kato was singled out for his outspoken defense of gay rights. “David’s death is a result of the hatred planted in Uganda by U.S. Evangelicals in 2009,” said Val Kalende, the chairperson of one of Uganda’s gay rights groups, in a statement. “The Ugandan government and the so-called U.S. evangelicals must take responsibility for David’s blood!”
Mrs. Kalende was referring to visits in March 2009 by a group of American evangelicals who held anti-gay rallies and church leaders who authored the anti-gay bill, which is still pending, attended those meetings and said that they had worked with the Americans on their bill.
to put the record straight, I am no fond of homosexualism and I am a bit homophobic here due to I don’t like people sodomizing each other. it’s just plain disgusting. but what need to be taken into account is that not just moslem who hated gay people but there are also those christian people, even hitler hate gay people. I am just saying that the activity of two same sexes is futile as the world cannot evolve if all people are gay. so this is my statement regarding the macabre happening in ugandan now.