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Gay Girl in Damascus comes out…as a man in Istanbul

June 12th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Politics

For those of you who can’t access the original page, I’m reposting here. I don’t think he’ll be suing for breach of copyright.

Apology to readers

I never expected this level of attention. While the narrative vo?ce may have been fictional, the facts on th?s blog are true and not m?sleading as to the situation on the ground. I do not believe that I have harmed anyone — I feel that I have created an important voice for issues that I feel strongly about.

I only hope that people pay as much attention to the people of the Middle East and their struggles in th?s year of revolutions. The events there are be?ng shaped by the people living them on a daily basis. I have only tried to illuminate them for a western audience.

This experience has sadly only confirmed my feelings regarding the often superficial coverage of the Middle East and the pervasiveness of new forms of liberal Orientalism.

However, I have been deeply touched by the reactions of readers.

Best,
Tom MacMaster,
Istanbul, Turkey
July 12, 2011

The sole author of all posts on this blog

I’ll have an analysis of his ‘apology’ soon. But seriously – “liberal Orientalism”? The man is delusional.

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  • 1 Syrian Knight // Jun 13, 2011 at 7.04 pm

    This entire revolution is a fictional hoax.

  • 2 ????? // Jun 15, 2011 at 8.06 pm

    Makes you wonder what else we’re believing that isn’t actually true. I remember being very sad regarding this whole incident… Wow.

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