AMINA ARRAF WAS A MAN CALLED TOM MACMASTER
Since I began this blog, muigai, I am supposed to be a gay man writing from Catalonia. Lately I write a lot against the deal between Barça and Qatar Foundation.
Well, now I am afraid that anyone can suspect that in fact I am a heterosexual man from Qatar who is againt the emir. Or maybe I am just an homophobic man who just dislikes Barça and tries to atack this team through its deal with Qatar.
When you begin a gay blog where you talk about issues realted to the lgbt community you can imagine yourself fighting homophobia. But the last thing you can imagine is that casual readers may suspect that you are not gay and you do not live in Catalonia and that all you write is pure fantasy.
I say all that because now we know that Amina Arraf was a hoax. The blog of a gay girl in Damascus was in fact writen by an American man living in Scotland: Tom MacMaster.
There are people that are furious with this man. At the moment I am still in shock. The good thing of all this is that now when I read a blog I won’t be so innocent so I will wonder a lot about the fact that the one writing the posts maybe is not who he or she says. The problem is that this also apllies to this blog! Now, people reading this blog and now know about the hoax of Amina may doubt about this blog being writen really by a gay man in Catalonia.
Ahmadinejad thinks that homosexuality is an invention of the Western countries. Tom MacMaster, with this hoax, is giving weapons to this dictator to continue to say that homosexuality is something from the West! It was an American man who invented himself a Lesbian gierl in an Arab country.
So, I think that there are reasons to be very angry with this American man. On the other hand I would like to know more about this man. Why he did that?
I think that in a few hours he will say something else to a journalist.
- Blog entry asserts ‘A Gay Girl in Damascus’ a hoax (miamiherald.typepad.com)
- Meet The 40-Year Old American Who Fooled The World Into Thinking He Was A Gay Girl In Damascus (thenewspundit.com)
- ‘Gay Girl in Damasus’ unmasked by web footprints (telegraph.co.uk)
- Awful! Kidnapped Lesbian Blogger Story Was A Hoax By A 40-Year-Old Married Man! (perezhilton.com)
- Follow Up of the Day: Gay Girl In Damascus Hoaxster Confesses (thedailywh.at)
- Gay Girl in Damascus a 40-year-old married man living in Edinburgh – Telegraph.co.uk (news.google.com)
- Hoax: True Identity Of Lesbian Syrian Blogger Revealed (towleroad.com)
- Gay Girl in Damascus a 40-year-old married man living in Edinburgh (telegraph.co.uk)
- Syrian Lesbian Advocate Amina Abdallah Is Alive And Well . . . And Living As A Man In Georgia (jonathanturley.org)
- ‘Gay Girl In Damascus’ Apologizes, Admits She Is An American Man (npr.org)
- Tom MacMaster Sockpuppets World With Gay Syrian Character – International Business Times (news.google.com)
- As It Turns Out, ‘A Gay Girl in Damascus’ Is a Married White Man in Scotland (nymag.com)
- ‘Gay Girl In Damascus’ Apologizes, Reveals She Is An American Man (npr.org)
- U.S. man sorry for ‘Gay Girl in Damascus’ blog hoax (calgaryherald.com)
- Lesbian Syrian blog a hoax written by a man (guardian.co.uk)
- Lesbian blog in Syria written by man, posting says (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- ‘A Gay Girl in Damascus’ Blog a Hoax (foxnews.com)
- ‘A Gay Girl in Damascus’ Is Actually a Married Guy in Edinburgh [Hoaxes] (gawker.com)