Gambia’s president calls gays “vermin,” says will fight them like “malaria-causing mosquitoes”

JannahPamela Geller put it well in another connection recently: “Where are the left wing, the gay and LGBT organizations denouncing the Islamic texts that inspire such mayhem and murder of gays? Where is that fierce gay leadership condemning Muslim oppression of gays under the sharia? Where are those brave activists who rushed to condemn me when I ran an ad campaign highlighting Muslim oppression of gays under the sharia? Gay organizations in America say nothing, but loudly condemned my ad campaign highlighting Muslim oppression of gays under the sharia. Why haven’t we heard from SF City Council, the Human Rights CommissionSFHRC head Theresa Sparks, and the enemedia? They called my ads hate and issued a resolution against my organization for merely quoting Muslim political leaders, spiritual leaders and cultural voices in the Muslim community who call for the torture and death of gay people. I  was denounced by gay and transgender leaders in the US for our work to highlight the Muslim oppression of gays. The San Francisco City council issued a resolution condemning our AFDI ad campaign (the first of its kind) focusing on the vicious oppression and subjugation of gays under Islam.”

“Gambia’s Jammeh calls gays ‘vermin’, says to fight like mosquitoes,” from Reuters, February 18 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):

BANJUL (Reuters) – Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh on Tuesday called homosexuals “vermin” and said his government would tackle them in the same way it fights malaria-causing mosquitoes.

The latest comments from Jammeh, who last year branded gays a threat to humanity, coincide with a renewed crackdown on same-sex relationships in Africa, where homosexuality is taboo and illegal in 37 countries.

In recent months, Nigeria has outlawed same-sex relationships and Uganda has voted for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts.

“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….

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  1. john spielman says

    so what about those Bachi boys in Afghanistan and the “servant boys” in Islamic paradise? Can we say HYPOCRITE?

  2. says

    “Hypocrite” is far too mild a term for this phenomenon of the Muslim psychology and sociology. Schizophrenic is warmer, though still seems to beggar the full catastrophe, the full monstrosity that is the Muslim mind.

  3. RodSerling says

    Re the widespread phenomenon of adult Muslim men raping boys, we needn’t reflect too long on how they can square this with Islamic ideology. (Though understanding how these Muslims justify it to themselves is a project in itself). All we need to know from a pragmatic standpoint is that Muslims believe and practice many kinds of tremendously evil stuff. Some of it is consistent, some of it is partial consistent, and some of it is inconsistent with orthodox Islam. The fact is, Muslims carry all of this stuff with them when they enter our countries. Unless we want Muslims practicing that stuff here, we are entirely justified in stopping their immigration. If we don’t stop Muslim immigration, we are complicit in enabling these problems, not to mention our own destruction.

    • Defcon 4 says

      Maybe if gay groups hadn’t forced a bakery into baking a gay-themed cake this law in AZ never would’ve happened. When you force your beliefs on others, it can backfire.

      • says

        @defcon–I think you’re right about the bakery case. I see it as nothing more than mere harassment by over-lawyered people who are playing childish games against people trying to make an honest living.

        While we’re at it, if Yahya Jammeh’s only sin against global norms is disliking homosexuality, I’ll give him a pass.

        Has anyone noticed that HIV/AIDS is a terrible problem in a lot of Africa? Sure, much of it is heterosexually transmitted; but Africa isn’t really sodomy free. The piece mentioned Uganda (another bugaboo of the LGBT Western social suicide movement). But I also note that the Ugandan martyrs of the late 19th century (both Roman and Protestant) were burnt to death because they felt their new faith wouldn’t let them submit to being sodomized by a chief. Apparently, among the pre-Christian Baganda, like among the pre-Christian Romans, upper class men had the prerogative of sodomizing subordinate young males.

        Could it be that now that a lot of southern Asia is wising up to liberated Western sex tourists, the latter are trying to groom poor old Africa as their next playground?

        • gravenimage says

          Kepha wrote:

          While we’re at it, if Yahya Jammeh’s only sin against global norms is disliking homosexuality, I’ll give him a pass.

          Kepha—with respect—I don’t believe that Yahya Jammeh is just voicing his “dislike” of homosexuals here—he is threatening lethal Shari’ah violence against them.

          A couple of years ago, Jammeh announced that his government would introduce legislation that would set laws against homosexuals that would be “stricter than those in Iran”—keep in mind that Iran hangs gay people—and that he would “cut off the head” of any gay or lesbian person discovered in the country.

          Gambia News reported his government intended to execute all homosexuals in the country.

          In a speech given in Tallinding, Jammeh gave a “final ultimatum” to any gays or lesbians in the Gambia to leave the country or be killed.

          You may dislike homosexuality—this is fine—but what this pious Muslim leader is talking about is judicial murder.

  4. RCCA says

    Here’s another OT but related story:
    More than a dozen Americans, including the NOM President Brian Brown have traveled to Russia in the last year to meet with policy makers and lobby for anti-LGBT laws in Russia.

    • says

      @RCCA–as a former consular officer with experience in Bangkok and with handling foreign adoptions, my sympathies are totally with the Russian government on this issue. There are dangers enough to vulnerable children in heterosexual households. Why throw the door open to more Frank Lombards and make such a thing an aim of US foreign policy?

      I, for one, fear the commoditization of a very vulnerable population–orphaned children. They are, after all, the only way the homosexual community is going to continue itself (perhaps by egg donors, too). I’ve seen a pro-LGBT agenda drive the Roman Catholic Church out of the adoption business in the District of Columbia; and while I’m not RC, I know they’re pretty careful about how they place children and truly care about what they’re doing.

      We in the USA have also discovered how our experiments with alternative family arrangements among our population of color (from the slave cabin initiations of Young Massa to LBJ’s Great Society) have worked just wonderfully for all and sundry. Let’s repeat the experiment with subjecting our most vulnerable children to homosexual adoption–and corrupt our entire social work industry with a fear of a well-lawyered pressure group.

      Maybe the broken Muslim Gambian clock is right at least twice a day.

  5. Defcon 4 says

    When will Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper, Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John and Rosie O’Donnell be speaking out about this islamic hate speech against the LGBT community? Should I be holding my breath?

  6. RCCA says

    “I just gotta say this: There’s no shortage of backwards, fucked up, unpleasant shitholes where Sharia is practiced. If someone longs to live under Sharia, why the fuck would that someone emigrate to Europe or remain in Europe? Why not emigrate to, say, Pakistan or Iran or Saudi Arabia or Sudan or Nigeria or a whole host of islands in Indonesia? If you long to attend public amputations and beheadings, if you think the victims of rape should be imprisoned and whipped, what the fuck are you doing in Britain? Or the Netherlands? Or Belgium? Or France? Or Germany? Wanna live under Sharia? Well, get thee to a Sharia-enforcing shithole already.”

    “Islamophobic? Moi?” posted by DAN SAVAGE on JANUARY 24, 2008 (

    It’s pretty obvious from his remarks that Savage is quite condemning of sharia but also believes that “gay activists” in the US have more urgent problems with Christian groups and right wingers than with US Muslims. That dynamic could change of course but “if” hypothetically Muslims in the US somehow gained enough political power to actually impose traditional sharia law against gays, would traditional Christians join LGBT to stand against that? Christians certainly haven’t done that in Muslim countries to my knowledge.

    I prefer that US LGBT activists focus their energies on guaranteeing equal rights regardless of sexual orientation here in the US instead of wasting energy on countries where we know they have no chance of accomplishing anything. When LGBT equality in the US is established there is much greater assurance that Islamic sharia can not take hold here.

    My question to Pamela Geller is when will her human rights organization AFDI also support LGBT rights and strongly denounce efforts like the ones in Arizona, Russia, Uganda, Gambia, regardless of the religion involved? Why can’t you do both?

    • Defcon 4 says

      There are lesbian bars that won’t serve men drinks. Will you look into that kinda discrimination?

    • RodSerling says


      Re the origins (etiology) of homosexuality, cite some credible scientific sources for evidence and theory. Barnhardt is not a scientist; she doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

    • says

      Maybe Islam encourages the perpetuation of a gene for rage, hair-trigger reactions, and physical violence. We therefore need to understand and accept such people, because they have no control over who they are and what they do/

      Actually, I don’t doubt that there may be genes that predispose us towards certain sexual behaviors–just as there could very well be genes that predispose us towards violence, athleticism, artistic interest, or what-have-you. However, if these predilections are detrimental to ourselves, society, and others–and I certainly believe that homosexuality is detrimental–we have a moral duty to control them. In the providence of God, a whole host of factors–genetic, environmental, historical, family–work together to make us what we are. If some or a lot of it is evil, the God who governs all things has also become man to share our sufferings and work atonement for us on the cross, and rise from the dead to show us that even the last enemy shall be finally conquered. Through Christ, God has also sent the Holy Spirit to empower us to have faith and work out our salvation.

      • RodSerling says


        “Maybe Islam encourages the perpetuation of a gene for rage, hair-trigger reactions, and physical violence. We therefore need to understand and accept such people, because they have no control over who they are and what they do/

        Sarcastic or not, the problem with your analogy here is that you assume homosexuality is massively harmful, like a propensity for rage and physical violence is harmful in its consequences, though you haven’t demonstrated that with evidence. In civilized places, people are generally punished, locked up, and closely regulated if they engage in physical violence that harms others, whether or not they can control themselves. Indeed, if they can’t control themselves, they’ll still be locked up. The assignment of punishment may be different if they lack control or volition, but they are still locked up, away from society. It is either prison or mental institution, or some combination of the two.

        “However, if these predilections are detrimental to ourselves, society, and others–and I certainly believe that homosexuality is detrimental–we have a moral duty to control them.”

        I agree with the general logic, I just don’t accept the premise that homosexuality–freely consenting adult homosexuals engaging in homosexual acts in private without harming each other–is harmful or sufficiently harmful to society to justify criminal prosecution and punishment.

        To make a case for legally controlling homosexuals, either by imprisoning them or institutionalizing them, you’ve got to make a case that what they are doing is harmful enough to justify the punishment. (Based on your statement of approval of Uganda’s laws, below, I gather that you believe the appropriate punishment is somewhere around 14 years to life in prison–if not the death penalty, which was also considered there).

  7. jeffpresidentlo says

    When the belief is institutionalized and sanctioned by the provisions of the state apparatus, just like in the case of Arab and the said African countries, this so called “human rights” can’t do anything about it. These groups are effective in the United States because we have the rule of law and the culture and legacy to address issues of discrimination. If some public figure say bad things abt LGBT communities these activists can utilize the media and the legal process to their advantage. I’m not saying these people are hypocrites or cowards, but perhaps it is just too big to handle.

  8. Defcon 4 says

    Let’s just note that by-and-large US “Christians” haven’t said or done anything for any of the various groups being murdered and persecuted by muslimes all over the world (incl. Christians) — instead they’re engaged in muslime outreach programs which are nothing more than islam0fascist propaganda campaigns. Instead, they call the bitter, sweet, and evil, good.

    • says

      Defcon, those of us who would like to do something for the marginalized and persecuted brethren in the Muslim world and who would ask the embarrassing questions of the Muslim interlocutors in “dialogue” are in fact marginalized and scorned as “–Ugh!Fundamentalists!” at this point.

  9. paul says

    according to the UN the IQ of Gambia is the world’s lowest
    at 59. Also in West Africa is Nigeria where Moslems are murdering people. Only people with a low IQ will consider
    Islam a holy religion.

    • says

      Again, I will point out that Christians in Uganda, at least if they are Baganda, have it in their own local history that in the late 19th century, missionaries–oops, “cultural imperialists”–told some young men who had accepted Christ that sodomy was wrong. These young guys then refused to let a major social superior sodomize them, so they were burnt alive for such an affront to an honorable cultural tradition. These young men are remembered as the Ugandan martyrs.

      Given that the so-called “homophobic, misogynist” Paul and his successors once upon a time convinced a lot of Mediterranean people of something similar (poking a noble tradition and prerogative of the great and noble in Graeco-Roman culture in the eye), and this has been accepted by Christians ever since, regardless of where they are, I also congratulate the government of Uganda for re-criminalizing homosexuality. It’s a filthy, disgusting, exploitive behavior harmful to vulnerable people and degrading to those powerful ones who use it.

      When I was in Bangkok, Thailand in the early 1990’s, I couldn’t help but noticing the Western sex tourists who knew they were HIV/AIDS positive, and even dying of the disease, would come to Thailand for a last fling with partners as young as they could find them. And a sixteen-year-old, whether female or male, covered with lesions and wasting away isn’t really a good image for “sexual liberation” of any kind. I suspect that now that a lot of southern Asia and Latin America may have wised up to them, the gay swingers are targeting Africa as their next playground. May they repent before God truly and justly damns them–and the more earthly institutions that encourage such repentance, or at least fear of earthly consequence, the better.

      • RodSerling says


        At least you admit that you support harsh criminal punishment for homosexuals in the here and now.

        “…I also congratulate the government of Uganda for re-criminalizing homosexuality.”

        As I understand it, the current punishment there is 14 years in prison, and the incoming legislation has life imprisonment as the punishment. That’s what you’re supporting.

        “When I was in Bangkok, Thailand in the early 1990′s, I couldn’t help but noticing the Western sex tourists who knew they were HIV/AIDS positive, and even dying of the disease, would come to Thailand for a last fling with partners as young as they could find them.”

        What are the stats on this? You are using this phenomenon of sexual tourism, generally involving wealthy adults taking advantage of poor young people (or even children) to selectively condemn homosexuals, as if it is not also practiced by heterosexuals?

        “These young guys then refused to let a major social superior sodomize them, so they were burnt alive for such an affront to an honorable cultural tradition. These young men are remembered as the Ugandan martyrs.”

        Rape is not the exclusive domain of (a) homosexuals, (b) non-Christians.

  10. Cindy Mccoy says

    I would like to know something? How is it that they condemn gay folks under their sharia, right? What do they call it when they have sex with each other to stretch their bottoms to fit bombs in there??? They are no different than those who they want to kill.

  11. gravenimage says

    Several posters have brought up the hypocrisy—or worse—of Muslims murderously condemning homosexuality while obviously so widely practicing it themselves.

    I believe the salient point is *this*: there is little condemnation in Islam of *coercive* same sex—that is, homosexual rape and the abuse of vulnerable underage boys.

    What pious Muslims object to, instead, is any sort of *consensual* gay relationship, anything from the affable one-night stand to a life-long love.

    Let *that* sink in. As always, there is no love or affection in Islam.

  12. RodSerling says

    Cindy Mccoy,

    “What do they call it when they have sex with each other to stretch their bottoms to fit bombs in there???”

    That one’s easy: Striving (jihad) in the way of Allah. In Islam, while there are rules, there are a few basic principles that override all the particular rules. One of the most fundamental principles in Islam–though not unique to Islam–is that the ends justify the means. In Islam it is permissible even to kill Muslims, have sex with prostitutes, and break almost every rule of sharia and jihad, if it is necessary to advance the cause of Islam. And that brings us to another principle, namely, the principle of necessity. According to Islam’s principle of necessity, a Muslim can break almost any rule in Islam in order to avoid either self-destruction or damage to the Islam project. The only “rule” that Muslims must follow everywhere and always is to be pious, which means that they must believe in Allah and Muhammad, and they must intend and strive for the defense and promotion of Islam.

    As for this particular situation, wherein adult Muslim males systematically rape and sexually abuse boys, the answer is more difficult to explain in purely Islamic terms. I would say Islam is partially to blame for the practice, but it does not seem to be forced by necessity for the ones who choose to do it.

    As I suggested above, we ought to be pragmatic about this, realizing that our objective (for most of us) is not to explore every perverse aspect of Muslim or Islamicate culture, but rather to realize that this is a widespread practice among Muslims, and to do what we can to stop Muslims from practicing it, or at least contain and limit the practice by not allowing such Muslims to immigrate into non-Muslim lands.

  13. RodSerling says

    a bit more: “The only “rule” that Muslims must follow everywhere and always is to be pious,” i.e., inwardly, truly. Of course, they are permitted and even encouraged to deceive non-Muslims, pretending to be non-Muslims, or moderate Muslims, telling non-Muslims whatever they need to tell them in order to protect themselves and the Islam project. A Muslim can outwardly blaspheme against Muhammad and Allah; he can pretend outwardly that homosexuality, Muhammad cartoons, etc., are all okay, provided that this deception is in the cause of either self-preservation or the larger goals of the Islam project.

  14. says

    I do not see anything wrong with his statement it is very true in my eyes. The Faggia must be annihilated. Listen carefully for I am this age Prophet —-

    Once the Left worldwide is destroyed humanity shall enter a never ending Golden Age and will know only Utopia. Destroy the Left, destroy anything it uses and consider an ally to their cause

    Do it

      • RodSerling says

        Agreed, Graven.

        “Faggioners,” like “Secondtonone,” is portraying a stereotypical yahoo. The only thing missing from their stereotypical portrayals is the inclusion of deft banjo plucking for sound effects to go with them, just to make sure we got their idea. He’s just way too telegraphed and over-the-top to be real. Also, the “Utopia” comment appears to be a sarcastic dig at some right-wingers who make this criticism of the left and secularists (or “progressives”).

  15. citycat says

    It’s all beyond me, gayness and people objecting to it.
    I’m with Queen Victoria who once said when asked about the Lesbian problem in society, “I don’t see how two women can have sex.” Something like that.

    I have the same view to both gays and lesbians. And what about wankers’ rights?
    What a load of hoo haa about next to nothing.

    Didn’t Muhammad have sex with a young boy? I don’t have a Koran anymore, had to burn it, sickly yellow energy from it.
    And doesn’t it say in the Bible, “Man shall not lie with man, it is an abomination.”?
    Not that i agree or disagree with either.
    So i don’t see how it is a religious argument.

    “detrimental to human existence” what, there’s a shortage of humans?
    We know who is detrimental to human existence.
    I mean the quality, not the width, of.

    Really, i think it is on Islam’s part simply sexual oppression like their forced sexual mutilation, or perhaps they just disagree out of hand about everything, except hand outs to themselves.
    Maybe it is their only moral stance. Gives them summit to argue about, gain attention towards the furthering of the Islamic creep.

    They probably don’t know themselves.

    Whatever, i am sure it is more to do with advancing Islam than with everyday common sense human morality.

    • says

      Queen Victoria and Prince Consort Albert–may God bless their memory (no sarc.)

      Unfortunately, I can understand a thing or two about homosexuality. Paul the apostle tells us that it is the corrupt fruit of idolatry, whether woman on woman, man on man, man on boy, or woman on girl (Romans 1). Our modern age has taken liberty–a beautiful gift of God to those who deeply and truly submit to him in Jesus Christ (yes, interesting paradox)–and have absolutized it, turning into license along the way. Hence, our “liberated” age, at least in the post-Christian West, has a corrupt, foolish, senseless, and darkened mind that wants to initiate our young into the “beauties” of a behavior that will give them loathsome diseases and make them die young.

      I do not marvel at all that the LGBT crowd and the Islamicists are allied in the EmCeePeeCee thing, even if the latter will eat the former alive if given the chance. Both prefer slavery to their passions to submission to God’s Anointed, and both want to break what they see as fetter imposed on them by Christ (even if the fetters they’d impose on themselves, and others, are much heavier).

      If Mr. Spencer posts an article like this to point out Islamic hypocrisy and the follies of the EmCeePeeCee Left, more power to him. But if we think the LGBT crowd will really provide a bulwark for the anti-Jihad movement, we are deluded. “Normalizing” the LGBT thing is cultural and social suicide, folks.

      • Champ says

        Great comment, Kepha! …and Jesus came to set men free from the bondage of sin and death:

        “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” — John 8:36

        “And, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.” — Romans 6:18