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Here we go again: Is the West trying to impose gay rights on Africa?

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by BAK, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. BAK

    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    Obama tells US officials to use overseas aid to promote gay rights

    Rick Perry says Obama is waging 'war on traditional American values' after president urges aid agencies to fight discrimination
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    Hillary Clinton told an audience in Geneva: 'It should never be a crime to be gay.' Photograph: Sebastien Feval/AFP/Getty Images


    President Barack Obama has told US officials to consider how countries treat its gay and lesbian populations when making decisions about allocating foreign aid.
    In the first ever US government strategy to deal with human rights abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens abroad, a presidential memo issued on Tuesday instructs agencies using foreign aid to promote such rights.
    Gay and lesbian lobby groups have reported an increase in human rights abuses in Africa and parts of the Middle East.

    President Obama is among international leaders who have condemned a bill proposed in Uganda which would make some homosexual acts a crime punishable by death. The Ugandan parliament has recently re-opened the debate on the bill, which had been abandoned after an international outcry.

    In the memo, Obama said: "I am deeply concerned by the violence and discrimination targeting LGBT persons around the world, whether it is passing laws that criminalise LGBT status, beating citizens simply for joining peaceful LGBT pride celebrations, or killing men, women and children for their perceived sexual orientation."

    Obama's proposal was condemned by Texas governor and Republican presidential contender Rick Perry, who said President Obama was "at war with people of faith in this country". Perry claimed promoting gay rights around the world was "not in America's interests".
    Perry said in a statement: "This administration's war on traditional American values must stop.

    "This silly idea is just the most recent example of an administration at war with people of faith in this country. Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many Americans of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong."
    "President Obama has again mistaken America's tolerance for different lifestyles with an endorsement of those lifestyles. I will not make that mistake."

    Obama said that the struggle to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons was central to America's commitment to promoting human rights. The State Department will urge aid agencies to deliver "swift and meaningful" responses to serious incidents that threaten the human rights of LGBT people abroad, he said.

    US agencies are specifically directed to combat the criminalisation of LGBT status or conduct abroad, protect vulnerable LGBT refugees and asylum seekers, and engage international organisations in the fight against discrimination. The memo instructs agencies to report on progress within 180 days.

    It remains unclear whether countries that discriminate against gay people and lesbians would have their funding cut. However, the memo instructs diplomatic and aid agencies to bring pressure to bear on such countries.
    The latest State Department report is critical of several countries, including US allies such as Saudi Arabia, over their treatment of gay people.

    In a speech in Geneva to mark international human rights day, secretary of state Hillary Clinton backed the presidential directive.
    "I am not saying gay people can't or don't commit crimes," she said. "They can and they do, just like straight people. And when they do, they should be held accountable. But it should never be a crime to be gay."

    Clinton had previously called for greater protection of sexual minorities and the safety of those seeking asylum. In June this year, she welcomed a UN resolution on equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation.

    The UN Human Rights Council, which expresses "grave concern" for violence and discrimation against individuals because of their sexual orientation, passed the resolution by a narrow margin, despite string objections from countries.
    While the US, the European Union and Brazil backed the effort, the move drew strong criticism from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Pakistan among others.

    In October this year, USAID – the US government agency providing economic and humanitarian assistance around the world – announced that it "strongly encourages" businesses contracted with USAID to go beyond non-discrimination protections, to prohibit job bias for LGBT employees and other workers.

    The 10 countries granted the greatest economic and military assistance from the US – according to USAID – are Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, West Bank/Gaza, Ethiopia, Kenya and Colombia.
     
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    Sasa Marekani imesema itaambatanisha misaada yake kwa nchi za nje kulingana na jinsi watakavyozilinda haki za mashoga.


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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing a wide-ranging effort to use U.S. foreign aid to promote rights for gays and lesbians abroad, including combating attempts by foreign governments to criminalize homosexuality.
    In a memorandum issued Tuesday, President Barack Obama directed U.S. agencies working abroad, including the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, to use foreign aid to assist gays and lesbians who are facing human rights violations. And he ordered U.S. agencies to protect vulnerable gay and lesbian refugees and asylum seekers.
    "The struggle to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons is a global challenge, and one that is central to the United States' commitment to promoting human rights," Obama said in a statement. YAHOO NEWS
     
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    wapeleke upuuzi wao huko huko kwao
     
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    Kunatakwimu zimetolewa kuwa Tanzania ni ya Tatu kutoka Iraq na Afghanistan kwa kupokea misaada kutoka Marekani. Rais wetu nadhani anao uwezo wakuwashawishi wamarekani wabadili msimamo wao huo wa KISHETA, ukizingatia kuwa ni rafiki yao mkubwa kwa kulinganisha idadi ya safari alizofanya huko. Nina 'imani' atalishughulikia hili.
     
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    Sasa nadhani ndio tunaelekea huko. Itabidi mashoga wakubaliwe kujisajili na chama chao kipya Chama Cha Mashoga Tanzania (CCMTZ). Tumeyataka wenyewe, kwa hiyo hapa tusiwalaumu akina Obama!
     
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    Kwanza misaada mingi wanaokula ni wakubwa. Pili migodi yetu ya Kahama gold mine, Brick mine, Buzwagi gold mine Tulawaka, pamoja na Nyamongo Musoma mine, tukiwanyanganya tukachimba wenyewe dhahabu mbona mapato ni makubwa mno kuliko hiyo misaada!!!! Watanzania tumekuwa mazuzu kazi kwisha!!!!!

     
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    Usikubali SHETANI akunyongonyeshe, be 'strong', una haki ya kuishi kwa kujithamini wewe mwenye kama mwafrika wa Tanzania bila shuruti ya mwingine, hata kwa "mdomo wa pistol" juu ya paji la uso wako.
     
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    nimeipenda hyo CCMTZ.lol
     
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    Sawa, Mkuu. Tuko pamoja!
     
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    Hizi habari zao zinaonesha kwamba viongozi wengi wa nchi za ulaya ni mashoga ndio maana wanaleta mambo ya kishoga shoga huku kwetu.Eti kupiga vita malaria kwa chandarua cha ngao au kupambana na magaidi kwa ugaidi.
    Nina shaka kuwa maraisi wengi wa kiafrika nao ni mashoga,hasa nchi za Afrika mashariki na kati.
    Kwa mwendo huu ndio kweli tutaondokana na umasikini.
     
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    Duhu, umenishtua aisee. Ni akina nani hao?
     
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    Hivi kwanini Tanzania bado haijapitisha sheria na kutangaza kwa dunia kwamba sisi ushoga hata iweje hatutakubali??? Nigeria wameshafanya hivyo na wamewaambia jaa kabisa!
     
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    Ami JF-Expert Member

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    Wacha wewee Askarii !.Kwani huwajui.Unadhani kweli ni wazima hawa?.Kama ni wazima wangekwisha kutoa matamko makali kupinga.
     
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    wote ni mabepari, sera zao zinaendana
     
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    hii ni sera yao,na naona hakuna wa kuwazuia
     
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    Kwa hili labda watushurutishe kwa kutuvamia kijeshi
     
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    Na pia watasema Tanzania tuwe na tamasha la mashoga kila mwaka mara moja, kama lile la Gay Pride, ili kuonyesha tuko tayari kupokea misaada zaidi. Hilo tamasha litaitwa Tamasha la Mashoga wa Tanzania (TMT Festival)!

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    Them (freemasons) go to hell..............
     
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    Unge .unge ..ungepeeeeeeeenda kujiunga!!
     
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    Toaba ya Rabi ! Obama ndivyo alivyo hivyo!.
     
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