Gambian President Threatens Gays: ‘If We Catch You, You Will Regret Why You Are Born’

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who has a long history of anti-gay threats, has made a few more.

Said Jammeh this week:

“Homosexuality is anti-humanity. I have never seen homosexual chicken, or turkey.. If you are convicted of homosexuality in this country, there will be no mercy for offenders. We will put you in the female wing of the prison,” Jammeh said.

“We want the population to grow. There will be children in this country. Homosexuality is anti-god, anti-human, and anti-civilization. Homosexuals are not welcome in the Gambia. If we catch you, you will regret why you are born. I have buffalos from South Africa and Brazil and they never date each other. We are ready to eat grass but we will not compromise on this. Allowing homosexuality means allowing satanic rights. We will not allow gays here.”


  1. NE Rich says

    I feel nothing but sorrow for every single GBLT person whose only crime was to be born into these societies. I wish there was some way to give them sanctuary but alas that would be a logistic / political mine field. I’m sure they have developed survival skills that would amaze us all.

  2. MArk says

    It’s one of the poorest countries in the world, check the info about Gambia and you will see this is not the only problem, read about the history, culture, and you will understand a lil’ bit more, I feel sorry for all the people living there

  3. andrew says

    ALMOST without exception Africa from the shores of the Mediterranean to the Cape of Good Hope is an intellectual and economic wasteland. There are some few brave souls trying to change things but they have an almost impossible task.

  4. brain user says


    As someone wrote above: What rotten luck to be born there. It could have been me or you instead.

    Is Gambia in the UN? Can the UN educate this guy?

  5. kit says

    We need to set up sanctuary and asylum programs. We have to rescue our brothers and sisters there. We have to make it possible for them to escape. How do we start? How can we help?

  6. SayTheTruth says

    If that is the president imagine what is left for the common folk. I haven’t read such primitive display of concatenated ignorance since the last time I took a XIX century book, and even that was more ideologically evolved.

    So guys, remember: spend your money on Uruguay and other Latin American countries, not only they are ahead of the U.S.A, your life, rights and even marriages will be respected. Feel a member of the human race, not someone who deserves to be annihilated.

  7. gayalltheway says

    Your country is the dumpster and the sewage of civilization, because of corrupted, power-hungry, anti-democracy, greedy, son of bitches like you who disregard the needs of your own people for the sake of wealth and power.

  8. Bill says

    Nobody has to give him a visa to let him go on a shopping spree. Sounds like a plan – rumor has it that the reason that North Korean a$$hole Kim is making nuclear threats is the recent boycott on luxury goods. Kim needs his iTunes and Mercedes and he can’t get those right now, and is throwing a fit.

  9. says

    We should seriously give up on Africa.
    From Mali terrorists to Nigerian Islamics and Somalie pirates…..there should only be a policy of containing that fetid swamp as much as possible through surgical strikes when they become a threat….as the Mali branch of Al Queda in the Maghreb did.

  10. Francis says

    Giving up on Africa isn’t an option at least unless/until we can find a way to help the LGBT men and women in countries like Gambia and Uganda (and Caribbean countries like Jamaica). They need our help and attention in the worst way as they are being targeted more than ever in a continent hate campaign.

    So so incredibly sad to read these comments from this awful man.

  11. millerbeach says

    Perhaps his beanie is a bit too tight. It seems to be restricting the blood-flow to his brain. As a matter of fact, based upon his ignorant comments, this man has no brain at all. Boy, is he going to be sorry he was ever born come Judgement Day. So he thinks he can kill in the name of God? He is not worthy to lick the sole of a gay man’s foot. Seriously, is there anything worthy in this nation? It sounds like a dump.

  12. DC Arnold says

    Too bad idiots in positions of power have a bully pulpit much like our repugnant republicans. His country will not prosper due to the hate he expouses.

  13. Michael says

    What this man said was vile and obviously ignorant, but the raw, and unrestrained racism, and epic stupidity in the comments section reveal an ugly sad truth about those posting here.

    Africa is not a sewer, wasteland, or monolithic. It’s an entire continent, made up of many nations, and cultures. The people who live there are human beings, who are as capable of great beauty and intelligence, as anyone else on the planet. It’s also the birthplace of all humanity, and the cradle of civilization. Think about that the next time you delude yourself of your own superiority, and post hateful comments.

  14. jamal49 says

    Another shining example of the effects of European/christian colonialism. Gambia has a poor and poorly-educated population and American evangelicals have found fertile ground there, as they have in many other African nations. Very sad and very, very frightening. I really worry for the LGBTQ people who live in some of these countries like Gambia, Jamaica, etc. Dear god, how horrible it must be for them! We must put pressure on our own politicians to make sure they don’t let Gambia’s president carry out his threats.

  15. Hagatha says

    Jamal – The Gambia was ruled and culturally converted to Arabic Islam centuries before Portgugal commercially colonized it. But you keep sharing, otay Buckwheat?

  16. Hagatha says

    Oh Michael, how superior you are. Let me guess, you took an elective in Afrocentric studies? Well here’s a book you might enjoy:

    Not Out Of Africa: How “Afrocentrism” Became An Excuse To Teach Myth As History (A New Republic book) [Paperback]
    Mary Lefkowitz (Author)

  17. Rickie says

    Population growth in Africa has nothing to do with gay people, it does, however, have everything to do with the sleazy parasites in power that do next to nothing int he form of dealing with third-world issues of lack of sanitation, clean drinking water, proper nutrition, and adequate/minimal medical care.

    But this type of thing is nothing new in Africa, where the leaders tend to be all about themselves and their little circles living the high life, while the rest of the country wallows in filth and poverty.

  18. SFshawn says

    As humans they probably are capable of greatness but with leaders like this hateful,angry idiot they just reinforce what ugly subhumans they actually are to the outside(functioning)world. Why would anyone want to visit such a pathetic “country” with so much hate,poverty,UNequality,anger and stupidity? These “countries” already contribute little (if anything) to the world and continue to take $,time and energy with their hateful rhetoric.
    Cut off the free flow of $$$$$ and we’ll hear their tune change REAL quick!

  19. JK says

    As a South African I find a lot of the comments here sickening and typical of the American ‘let’s nuke the **** out of them’ attitude. Yes this guy is a tool. But don’t forget that colonization, the supposed superiority of the West, is what led to the creation of autocratic monsters such as these.

  20. JK says

    Michael, I commend you on speaking some sense to the provincial drivel spouted by some of the ‘leaders of the free world’ here. It’s so sickening that people who are a minority can be so ignorant and ugly regarding the oppressed in other places.

  21. Congo Meat says

    Mr President, you’re the man. What a great position to take and what a great display of Character. I remember Cameron was earlier told by the Nigerian legislative chambers to go to hell with his Aid to Nigeria when he threatened to withdraw all Aid if they banned Gay relationships. Who are you to make the law in other countries. I have not heard the West say same to Saudi Arabia yet?

  22. JK says

    David Hearne, unlike you I do not view so-called ‘democracy’ as the epitome of human achievement. It doesn’t guarantee equal rights for all or freedom of oppression – far from it. Tribal ways of life may have been extremely patriarchal but that’s nothing compared to the sheer ‘christian’ ignorance spread thanks to the white man (i’m white myself, not that it should matter).

    Also, remember that in Uganda, a LOT of support for the ‘Kill the Gays’ bill was drummed up by American evangelical pastors. We live in a global system where different forms of governance and political actions interpenetrate, so before you take the obvious route of harking on about ignorant heathens, consider the role your own ignorant heathens are playing in their zeal.


  23. Richard says

    I read these posts that hate the leader of this country Gambia. Do you have any idea what these nations in Africa face because of rampant homosexuality and AIDS. It has and will destroy generations there. There are some places where 80 percent of the local population has HIV. First of all, this leader is right this being unnatural. As a farmer here in America I can tell you that those of you who listen to some bogus professor telling you that homosexuality is rampant within the animal kingdom are just plain dumb. The incidences are remote at best and these claims are bogus. You herd followers toward gay marriage and those who hate what this leader said don’t have to worry about the health costs caused by homosexuality and HIV in Africa. He KNOWS it will destroy his country. You don’t, only because you have not yet seen the health effects it has had in places like Africa. Do you honestly think we are immune? It is unnatural and has caused these diseases. They are not some CIA prank. Increasing same sex relations will eventually sink this country one way or another. The leader of Gambia at least has the GUTS to say so to his people, unlike our shapeshifter unprincipled leaders.

  24. Richard says

    Why did he say they would go to the female wing of the prison? So they could not spread anything to other males there. These African nations must take serious measures. If we were suffering like Africa is with HIV–this Gay Marriage debate would be over.

  25. Tuff says

    I pity homosexuals, oh God what a terrible error we are in. Characters that require rehabilitation have been given rights, to bring insanity to the whole world, when i read these comments, and i picture the number of patients i have come across whose anuses are rotting. Whose intestines are coming out from their behinds, i soo loose it. One fellow commented that Jammeh will regret it on judgment day, mmmh i hope yoself are not regretting it already with a rotting anus and an unstable mind. Many are going to abuse me after this comment that am backward, If I am, thank God coz i would be glad to be backward without having to be civilized while eating feces

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