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Uganda’s “Hang Them” Tabloid Returns

Jim Burroway

October 31st, 2010

Multiple reports indicate that Uganda’s Rolling Stone (no relation to the venerable U.S. publication by the same name) has hit the streets again following a nearly month-long haitus with another installment of its anti-gay vigilante campaign. According to editor Muhame Giles’ Facebook posting:

The Rolling Stone has again published 20 more pictures of homosexuals in Uganda. The early edition for monday is already on the street. Our kampala readers can pick copies from Petro (jinja road) and “sell-out” point -Bugolobi stage,” said Circulation chief Nicholas. There we roll….

The latest edition reportedly carries the headline, “More homos’ faces exposed.” Giles defended the tabloid’s outing campaign last week, saying, that homosexuality was “bigger than terrorism.  He also said, “we thought that by publishing that story, the police would investigate them and prosecute them and hang them.” Giles also claims that there have been no attack against LGBT people as a result of the previous campaign, despite verified reports to the contrary. It is very easy to imagine that should there be blood on his hands as a result of his irresponsible actions, he’ll rush another edition to print just to brag about it.

When people say that there is no such thing as evil personified, all you have to do is look at this man and see it in all its banality.

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paul canning
November 1st, 2010 | LINK

FB drives me crazy … it’s a wall post by ‘Bombastic Kasha’ http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=636796878

You are all invited to come and support us in suing the Rolling Stone Uganda Tabloid at 10am on 1st Nov 2010.Join Kasha Jacqueline,David Kato and Patience Onziema aka Pepe on behalf of many others in seeking media Justice and fundamental Human rights.

Rolling Stone published names and photos of alleged homosexuals calling on the Government and public to HANG them.

Time:10am
Date: 1st November 2010
Place:High Court,Kampala,Uganda
Your presence and support in whichever way means alot.

paul canning
November 1st, 2010 | LINK

and a further message –

Dear all,

This is to let you know that the outings are still going on in Uganda.Today in the Onion and also in Monday’s issues of the Roiling Stone has gotten more pictures and also the Red pepper is at it again.

We are still going to court tomorrow Monday and also upping our charges.

Any kind of support is needed.It has gotten out of hand.Its their media campaign against a marginalized group which they are using for their economic reasons.

We also beg the International Media to stop giving these people attention because thats what they want.please please please.

Heartbroken
Kasha

paul canning
November 1st, 2010 | LINK

you’ll have to search FB for ‘Suing Rolling Stone Uganda’ as I can’t work out the flaming url

paul canning
November 1st, 2010 | LINK

US urged to offer visas to outed Ugandan LGBT; Ugandan activists suing tabloid http://madikazemi.blogspot.com/2010/11/us-urged-to-offer-visas-to-outed.html

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