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Gambian President: Gays Are 'Vermin' And Should Be Killed Like Malaria-Infected Mosquitos


Gambian President Yahya Jammeh continued to feed the frenzy of anti-gay fervor on the African continent when on Tuesday he called homosexuals “vermin” and pledged his government will fight them much the same way it fights mosquitoes (notorious for spreading malaria). Reuters reports:

"We will fight these vermins called homosexuals or gays the same way we are fighting malaria-causing mosquitoes, if not more aggressively," Jammeh said in a speech on state television to mark the 49th anniversary of Gambia's independence from Britain.

Britain and some other Western nations have threatened to cut aid to governments that pass anti-gay laws.

But Jammeh said his country would defend its sovereignty and Islamic beliefs, and not yield to outside pressure on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues.

"We will therefore not accept any friendship, aid or any other gesture that is conditional on accepting homosexuals or LGBT as they are now baptised by the powers that promote them," he said.

"As far as I am concerned, LGBT can only stand for Leprosy, Gonorrhoea, Bacteria and Tuberculosis; all of which are detrimental to human existence," he added.

These are not Jammeh’s first incendiary and anti-gay comments since coming to power two decades ago in a coup. Last April, Jammeh threatened, “If we catch you, you will regret why you are born.” And in his address before the UN General Assembly this past fall he labeled homosexuality one of the three “biggest threats to human existence,” dubbing it “more deadly than all natural disasters put together."

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  1. There's a human rights violations trial in your future Jammeh.
    You will be held accountable.

    Posted by: BOOM! | Feb 18, 2014 8:20:15 PM

  2. Just nuke the whole gawd dayum from orbit.

    Posted by: Deth | Feb 18, 2014 8:23:35 PM

  3. That blood thirsty Nazi barbarian will hang.

    Posted by: Sean | Feb 18, 2014 8:28:36 PM

  4. Why do we even bother with that wasteland? Let them starve to death.

    Posted by: Oh vey | Feb 18, 2014 8:30:31 PM

  5. He bought his wife and is a fake muslim. Of course he thinks he has the moral upper hand.

    Posted by: ggrr | Feb 18, 2014 8:31:51 PM

  6. Is that a kaftan he's wearing?

    Posted by: André Leon Talley | Feb 18, 2014 8:32:20 PM

  7. A very large segment of the U.S. population would agree with the Gambian president.

    Posted by: Brian W. | Feb 18, 2014 8:44:41 PM

  8. Headline: Primate throws feces.

    Posted by: Robert | Feb 18, 2014 8:45:59 PM

  9. U.S. Evangelical Christians did this.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Feb 18, 2014 8:53:44 PM

  10. Ah, the genius of the African continent!

    How many thousands of years would Africa have required before they could've invented the first TV, vaccine, bicycle or anything else for that matter. A continent steeped in ignorance, primitiveness and savagery.

    Posted by: Dan Cobb | Feb 18, 2014 9:09:24 PM

  11. BRIAN W:

    Not according to polls that show you are quite wrong.

    Posted by: Dan Cobb | Feb 18, 2014 9:10:13 PM


    Posted by: robertL | Feb 18, 2014 9:19:06 PM

  13. Unelected, so--by definition--he represents no one. Don't condition their aid on accepting gays. Condition it on them proving their reasons for criminalizing gays.

    Posted by: JJ | Feb 18, 2014 9:20:02 PM

  14. Since 2004, Gambia has received almost $70M earmarked to fight malaria from the Global Fund. That's not even mentioning the money from the Global Fund for HIV and TB. And all the other money Gambia receives from the West. I am uncomfortable advocating that we stop sending these countries money, because it will only hurt the people. However, how can this man make those comments in relation to malaria when his country is being held up by the goodwill of the global community?

    Posted by: Kevin | Feb 18, 2014 9:22:59 PM

  15. closet case.

    Posted by: Mark | Feb 18, 2014 9:30:40 PM

  16. Bomb these countries back to the stone age. Make them uninhabital.

    Posted by: Stephen | Feb 18, 2014 9:34:27 PM

  17. Bottom line, we should not turn over money collect by taxes, including money from gay people to a government that wants to do harm to its own citizens. How can we give money to a government to save lives while that very government would kill those people we intend to save with that money?

    Posted by: Armando | Feb 18, 2014 9:47:15 PM

  18. I can't with these sick bastards anymore. They just disgust me. The sooner they exit this planet, the better. But send their bodies elsewhere. I don't want any of their atoms making their way into the ground and infecting any plants or animals.

    Ugh. I can't.

    Posted by: Marc | Feb 18, 2014 9:49:15 PM

  19. In the picture above, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh looks like a drag queen who forgot to put on some makeup.

    Posted by: Bill | Feb 18, 2014 9:51:05 PM

  20. Why do we even care about anything in Africa except the soon to be extinct wildlife. I am just sick of this. Sick!!!!!!

    Posted by: John | Feb 18, 2014 9:51:28 PM

  21. Boy am I glad not to be black.

    Posted by: Jay | Feb 18, 2014 9:53:09 PM

  22. All someone would have to do is photoshop Jammeh having sex with a man, make a few thousand copies, and air-drop them over Gambia. His own people would hunt him down and tear him to shreds.

    Posted by: Nick | Feb 18, 2014 9:58:37 PM

  23. Mind-bogglingly, the Gambia rejected Queen Elizabeth's Commonwealth (leaving in 2013) rather than the other way around. (Hopefully the Queen won't drag her feet any more on Uganda, now that their bigotry is clear... Kenya next in line.)

    This illegitimate leader of the Gambia is nothing more than dictator of a shoreline.

    "Check your nuts" is a good slogan for Africa. There are too many nuts in power.

    As for us, "check your nuts" is a good slogan in this case too. The Gambia's biggest export is nuts: cashew, Brazil, and coco-.

    Make sure yours don't come from the Gambia.

    Posted by: Randy | Feb 18, 2014 10:16:26 PM

  24. the entire continent is a cesspit the european nation that settled africa should have stayed there so that this didn't happen. If england had left australia in the early 20th century and pulled out all the anglosaxon people, australia would be just like africa

    Posted by: timma | Feb 18, 2014 10:19:07 PM

  25. I know how to solve this. Let's get a fashion designer to design a beanie or t-shirt & photograph celebrities wearing them & post the pix on Facebook. That fixes everything!

    Posted by: joshhay | Feb 18, 2014 10:41:13 PM

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