Tom MacMaster initially offered a "non-apology" for pretending to be a Syrian lesbian blogger named Amina Arraf. In an interview yesterday, he seemed a little more contrite, but still had some weird things to say about why he decided to play a woman online.
Last week, the blogosphere reacted with concern over the alleged kidnapping of Amina Araff, "an out lesbian blogger who wrote about her daily life in Damascus, Syria.
Activists are calling for an investigation into the alleged kidnapping of Syrian blogger Amina Arraf. But others are investigating something else: whether she even exists.
Amina Abdallah Araf al Omari, whose blog A Gay Girl in Damascus chronicled her struggle against oppression in Syria, has been kidnapped. Her cousin Rania Ismail writes that she was captured by three men assumed to be "assumed to be members of one of the security services or the Baath Party militia." Her relatives are…
One brave blogger has been telling her story of life as an openly gay woman in Damascus, Syria. But now she's gone underground.