Amina Abdalla, Blogger of Gay Girl in Damascus, Abducted in Syria

by Sampsonia Way    /  June 7, 2011  / No comments


According to her cousin, the Syrian blogger, Amina Abdallah Araf al Omari, who goes by the name of Gay Girl In Damascus, has been abducted. Three men in their early 20’s, assumed to be agents of Assad, seized her on a street in Damascus.

The blogger’s last post was the following poem:

BIRD SONGS

The bird flies free
Knowing no boundaries
Borders mean nothing
When you have wings

My heart and my soul
Long to follow and soar
Out over mountains
And deserts and seas

I have no wings
And earth presses in
Wrapped in a sheet
Forever to lie

Weighed down by dirtclods
Never to feel
Wind on my wings
Sun on my back

Soaring and flying
Freedom is coming
Here am I wanting
To know it one day

Amina’s cousin has written in A Gay Girl In Damascus an account of the abduction.

IMPORTANT:

Gay Girl in Damascus Hoaxer

American Tom MacMaster has confessed being the author of the blog A Gay Girl in Damascus, in which was announced the abduction of its supposed writer, Amina Araf, a young lesbian Syrian.

MacMaster has admited that Amina Araf doesn’t exist and is just his invention.

Sampsonia Way as other Media outlets, including the Washington Post, and The Guardian, published the story believing the content of the blog.

Watch a Guardian’s video with Tom MacMaster

Read the apologize of MacMaster in A Gay Girl in Damascus

About the Author

Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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