4 thoughts on “Gay Girl in Damascus Abducted

  1. “Despite the risks, there are those willing to speak out and campaign for gay rights [and support for government protests…] across the Middle East.” from CNN, a week or two before the abduction.

    Very sorry. Sad. Angry. Somehow conflictingly inspired.

    Week after week this past semester I pushed my students to think deeper and deeper about the reasons for interventions in Libya but not Yemen or Syria. Many simple and complex answers to find. (With similar concerns, we should also ask why in the world we are doing with business with China, for instance.)

    What is the best we should hope for Amina?

    For another piece of coverage, here is the Guardian 6/7/11:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/07/syrian-blogger-amina-abdallah-kidnapped

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