NO gay girl blogger in Syria…

…but a straight men blogger in Scotland.

A few days ago media all over the world reported the „kidnapping“ of blogger Amina Arraf, author of the blog A gay girl in Damascus (see old post). Soon first sources started to question the identity of Amina. They were right: On Sunday, Ali Abunimah and Benjamin Doherty of the website Electronic Intifada found out that the real author of the blog was an american man: Tom McMaster,living in Edinburgh, Scotland. A few hours later, MdMaster posted on Aminas blog and apologized for lying to his readers.

More about the case soon…

So far, a good overview over the discussion about Aminas „fake-blog“ can be found on the english Wikipedia-Site and on Globalvoices online.

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