By Steve Dellar  |  11-05-2018   News
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The US embassy in Tanzania sent out a travel warning over the weekend to its citizens urging them to check their social media posts as the African nation was due to start its crackdown on ‘gays,’ a policy they announced last week.

The US alert stated that “There are reports of Tanzanian Government Officials calling for the arrest of LGBTI people and monitoring activity via social media. Employ sound security practices including monitoring local and international news.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Tanzania?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Tanzania</a> Security Alert: There are reports of Tanzanian Government Officials calling for the arrest of LGBTI people and monitoring activity via social media. Employ sound security practices including monitoring local and international news. <a href="https://t.co/mnMEfXodUM">https://t.co/mnMEfXodUM</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/AmEmbTZ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AmEmbTZ</a> <a href="https://t.co/nekawi869Y">pic.twitter.com/nekawi869Y</a></p>&mdash; Travel - State Dept (@TravelGov) <a href="https://twitter.com/TravelGov/status/1058771334795223040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The administrative chief of Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam, Mr Paul Makonda, announced that a special committee was to start tracking down and punishing homosexuals, prostitutes, and online fraudsters as from Monday and stated that “thousands has already been reported” by the general public.

Related coverage: <a href="http://thegoldwater.com/news/40958-Tanzanian-Governor-Launches-Social-Media-Hit-Squad-To-Arrest-Gay-People"> Tanzanian Governor Launches Social Media Hit-Squad To Arrest Gay People</a>.

According to Mr Makonda homosexuality "tramples on the moral values of Tanzanians and our two Christian and Muslim religions. These homosexuals boast on social networks."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gay and transgender people in Tanzania have gone into hiding after a government official called on the public to report suspected homosexuals. | <a href="https://t.co/UcuqyEpzXA">https://t.co/UcuqyEpzXA</a> <a href="https://t.co/IM7UDKe7SP">pic.twitter.com/IM7UDKe7SP</a></p>&mdash; RTÉ News (@rtenews) <a href="https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/1058444504301297664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Under the new law put in place in the capital Dar es Salaam, homosexuals can face up to 30 years in jail for "carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature."

Seeing the international uproar that this new policy brought with it, the Tanzanian foreign ministry said that the national government was not supporting the planned crackdown: "The government of the United Republic of Tanzania would like to clarify that those are his own views and not the government position."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Homosexuals?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Homosexuals</a> in Tanzania&#39;s biggest city are living in fear. That&#39;s after the commissioner of the country&#39;s biggest city announced the creation of an anti-gay surveillance squad. <a href="https://twitter.com/danmoyane?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@danmoyane</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/iznakirya?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@iznakirya</a> Full interview on our YouTube channel. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/eNCA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#eNCA</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DStv403?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DStv403</a> <a href="https://t.co/CaNxEDl1tF">pic.twitter.com/CaNxEDl1tF</a></p>&mdash; eNCA (@eNCA) <a href="https://twitter.com/eNCA/status/1059332703424798720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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President Magufuli has moved against homosexuality since winning power in 2015.

Already in 2016, Tanzania banned organizations from giving out free lubricants to gays. The distribution of lubricant aims to curb the spread of HIV.

Then in 2017, the authorities arrested 12 men in a raid at a Dar es Salaam hotel, with officials saying the gathering was promoting same-sex relationships.

It now wants to spread that policy further and make hundreds of arrests this week.

Source:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/tanzania-gay-report-names-arrests-government-lgbt-rights-discrimination-a8612706.html

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Tab No. 41349 1541422489

Islam is taking over The World and The West has imported them by the millions.

Anonymous No. 41356 1541424455

We need this in America.

Anonymous No. 41360 1541427211

And the lgbt community is up in arms when theres an off color comment in the us. Try prison for 30 years. We truly have a blessed life.

Anonymous No. 41366 1541431328

I hope they succeed in purging their nation of sin and degeneracy.

Rally of the Deviants! No. 41378 1541436373

All the LGBT communities need to rush to Tanzania & protest this!

Lets set up a go fund me page so the ones that cannot afford the trip are able to go. One way tickets only.

We can send more there that way.

If you are a LGBT you must go to help. They must be able to get free lube, it is barbaric that such a program would be banned!

Yes here ya go... No. 41379 1541436607

One free super sized bottle of lube to every super duper LGBT that goes to Tanzania.

Hardeharharhar! No. 41397 1541452311

Looks like the fairy in pink is pleased with the way he is being led away.

Anonymous No. 41350 1541566770
Downtown Wakanda sho is nice, yes suhh!
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