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Two Malian Men Set To Be Executed For Being Gay Are Saved

French-led forces liberated the town of Gao from islamist fighters earlier today and, in doing so, saved the lives of two men who had been imprisoned after being accused of being gay. One of them was set to be executed the following day. Watch the men describe their ordeals, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. Life can be difficult at times, but nothing like this which puts any troubles one might have into perspective. Any of life's problems compared to this are surmountable, when one is not sitting in jail waiting to be executed simply for being gay.

    So glad to hear at least two are safe now.

    Posted by: johnny | Feb 3, 2013 4:23:25 PM

  2. The anti gay hatred is visceral.....whether it manifests itself through the disguise of religion or not.
    I think it's all the same personal fear and insecurity, whether wanting to kill gays , not sell them a wedding cake or staying in the closet and actively denouning gays. It'a all personal sexual insecurity handled in different ways.
    But I rejoice for these two men; they are the lucky ones.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 3, 2013 4:47:00 PM

  3. They're obviously too feminine for their own good. They make the rest of his red-blooded American males look bad.

    Posted by: Rick | Feb 3, 2013 4:57:04 PM

  4. Hell. There are folks in America that would be thrilled to kill homos. Their husbands too.

    Posted by: Geoff | Feb 3, 2013 5:17:26 PM

  5. Vive la France!

    Posted by: Phil | Feb 3, 2013 5:23:07 PM

  6. Excuse me RICK? I realize you're the resident troll on this blog, but even that was too far for you. If that really was you- you should really think about what you just posted. And if not- same goes for whoever posted that comment. Can't believe someone would go that far- they were almost KILLED!!!

    Have you no sense of decency? ughhh

    Posted by: scott | Feb 3, 2013 6:46:21 PM

  7. Scott,

    I'm not sure that was the real Rick.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Feb 3, 2013 7:15:58 PM

  8. It was not the real Rick. It was KIWI, his obsessed enemy and resident gutter snipe.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Feb 3, 2013 11:48:22 PM

  9. No one should die for being a homosexual, there are enough kids/people dying by their own hand! 'religion' be damned!

    Posted by: billmiller | Feb 4, 2013 9:19:20 AM

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