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  • American Man Admits That Lesbian Blogger In Syria Was A Hoax

    Amina Arraf, proprietor of the blog “A Gay Girl In Damascus,” is a 25-year-old activist whose heartbreaking tales of oppression at the hands of the Syrian government made her an international symbol of human rights. Amina Araf, as was revealed over the weekend, is also a figment of the overheated imagination of a 40-year-old American by the name of Tom MacMaster. MacMaster, a grad student at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, honed his creative fiction on dating websites. His stunt has triggered outrage from authentic activists the world over who say he jeopardized the lives of gay people within Syria. Watch Video ›

    Gavon Laessig 3 years ago 24 responses

  • Boy Brutally Murdered By Syrian Forces Sparks Second Wave Of Uprising (NSFW)

    Horrifying video. Hamza Al-Khatib, a 13-year-old boy, was detained by Syrian forces at a checkpoint in the village of Jiza on April 29th. His barely recognizable corpse was returned to his parents nearly a month later. This video, filmed and posted on Youtube by his parents, details the horrific wounds covering Hamza’s body. He was beaten, burned, shot and had his genitals cut off. Hamza has since become a martyr for the Syrian rebellion. WARNING: Graphic video. Watch Video ›

    Gavon Laessig 3 years ago 70 responses