Ugandan Blackmail Message Released

Jim Burroway

June 2nd, 2010

You work for an organisation within Makerere University called the Computer Institute and you also do part time work as at Synoviate at Nakasero. Most friday evenings you are seen heading to that place at around 9 pm.

We could tell you more about where you live and what your lifestyle is like but we trust that you dont doubt we know all that too and so for now we shall go straight to why we have written this letter to you.

We have been tasked with the job of stopping the spread of homosexuality and identifying and dealing with all stubborn homosexuals and sexual deviants in Uganda. …We have zeroed in on you as one of those hard core homosexuals (your family status not withstanding) that we could use as an example to the rest and this is our offer to you.

That is just part of a blackmail message sent last March to an Ugandan who was presumed to be gay. Today, the anonymous blogger GayUganda has released the entire sanitized version of that email.

The email demands that the recipient reveal the names of every LGBT person he knows and to write a public letter denouncing homosexuality. The email’s author, Peter Karamaga of a group identified as the “National Anti-Homosexuality Task Force”, claims that George Oundo, the so-called “ex-gay” who was trotted out a year ago in a massive outing campaign, identified the recipient as gay. The email threatens public exposure — to friends and family, employer, and neighbors — if the recipient fails to cooperate.

It takes a very special kind of evil to try this sort of thing.

Lindoro Almaviva

June 2nd, 2010

I am sure there are plenty of people in the USA happy to see how their work is paying off. I hope the hottest area in hell is reserved for them

Lynn David

June 2nd, 2010

Has anyone alerted Yahoo that its Email service is being used for blackmail? I’m trying to see where on their site one might make such a complaint. But so far no luck.

Ok, I did. Maybe Yahoo got several submissions. Hope they did.


June 3rd, 2010

wonder how long it’ll take before the “mainstream media” here in the states picks up on this?
would be great if this story, with the entire text of the extortion letter was front page news


June 3rd, 2010

@ Lindor Almavira, there are times I’m glad tat, when it comes to sadism, I’m an absolute amateur compared to the devil. I sincerely hope he enjoys himself with the evil things that are sending out those emails and letters.

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