Gulf states to medical test travellers to 'detect' gay people


What's black and white and red all over?
I wonder if Fez would be willing to take this "test" live, on air, and broadcast the results....

Gulf states to introduce medical testing on travellers to 'detect' gay people and stop them from entering the country

  • Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE already outlaw homosexuality, but are toughening their controversial stance
  • Kuwait's director of public health says 'gays will be barred'
By Ted Thornhill

PUBLISHED: 11:37 EST, 7 October 2013 | UPDATED: 11:54 EST, 7 October 2013

A medical test being developed by Kuwait will be used to 'detect' homosexuals and prevent them from entering the country – or any of the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC), according to a Kuwaiti government official.

GCC member countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – already deem homosexual acts unlawful.

This controversial stance is being toughened, with members of the LGBT community stopped at the border and banned from entering the country, according to Yousouf Mindkar, the director of public health at the Kuwaiti health ministry.

Kuwait: The Gulf state is said to be developing a test that willl 'detect' gay people

He told Kuwait newspaper Al Rai: ‘Health centres conduct the routine medical check to assess the health of the expatriates when they come into the GCC countries. However, we will take stricter measures that will help us detect gays who will be then barred from entering Kuwait or any of the GCC member states.’

Those taking part in homosexual acts in Kuwait, if they’re under 21, can receive a jail sentence of up to 10 years.

Earlier this month Oman newspaper The Week was suspended over an article that was deemed to be sympathetic to homosexuals, according to the BBC.

It’s illegal to be gay in 78 countries, with lesbianism banned in 49. Five countries mete out the death penalty to gay people – Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen and Mauritania.

Extreme: Homosexuality is punishable by death in five countries - and illegal in 78

Iran: Since 1979, the government has executed more than 4,000 people charged with homosexual acts. A non-adult who engages in consensual sodomy is subject to a punishment of 74 lashes.

Saudi Arabia: Although the maximum punishment for homosexuality is execution, the government tends to use other punishments - such as fines, prison sentences, and whipping - unless it feels that homosexuals have challenged state authority by engaging in social movements.

Sudan: For homosexual men, lashes are given for the first offence, with the death penalty following the third offence. 100 lashes are given to unmarried women who engage in homosexual acts.For lesbian women, stoning and thousands of lashes are the penalty for the first offence. Today, the issue has divided some religious communities. In 2006, Abraham Mayom Athiaan, a bishop in South Sudan, led a split from the Episcopal Church of Sudan for what he regarded as a failure by the church leadership to condemn homosexuality sufficiently strongly.

Yemen: Homosexuality is still illegal in Yemen in accordance to the country's Shari'ah legal system. Punishment ranges from flogging to death.

Mauritania: The Shari'a law applies in Mauritania. The penal code states that, since 1983,any adult Muslim caught engaging in an 'unnatural act' with a member of the same sex is punishable with the death sentence by public stoning.


I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
I wonder if Fez would be willing to take this "test" live, on air, and broadcast the results....
Okay, that could be good radio.


The Only Thing Bigger Than My Head
Do they play a Wham! song and see if you try to dance to it?

.......because I would. George Michael is a marvelous performer.


Lying causes cat piss smell.
The Choose Life shirt could be a tell.


I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
Pffft, just look for the rainbow bumper sticker.


LDAR, bitch.
Pffft, just look for the rainbow bumper sticker.
Um, 'scuse me, they shouldn't be driving if they are female.

That applies in this country as well.


I want to fuck your girlfriend.
This is going to be like those fake bomb detection equipment that some charlatan sold to the Iraqi government.

Creasy Bear

gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
I'm picturing more like a Scientology E- meter... but with like two big dildos, wires, and a Koran.

Lord Zero

Viciously Silly
"Nobody expects the Homosexual Inquisition!"


Liberal Psycopath
Did anyone else see this headline and think "What lunacy has Mississippi, Alabama and Florida come up with now?"


I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
What a Middle East gay detector might look like:

Norm Stansfield

I know exactly how this works. A 10 year old girl is kept at the airport, and if any of the people getting off the plane fail to rape her, they're sent right back where they came from.


The 9/11 Moon Landings Were An Outside Job
"Uh honey, I couldn't make it to my business trip in Qatar."
"That's strange. Why?"
"No fly list. I am on the no fly list. Damndest thing, eh? No fly list."

Do you think "I'm not gay, I'm sexually fluid" would be a viable excuse?