By Kyle James   |  11-01-2018   News
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Authorities in Tanzania are looking to technology to help them carry out their business. Unfortunately, business for the courts in Tanzania means locking gays up for at least 30 years in prison. The government announced the creation of an anti-gay surveillance squad that will utilize social media to help track down gays.

The new Tanzanian hit-squad is composed of 17 people who will scour social media for signs of same-sex couples and forced anal examinations are still practiced. It's not clear what fuels the avid homophobia of the government but they are cracking down like never before.

Paul Makonda is the governor of the country's largest city Dar es Salaam and he personally issued the new directive. Makonda announced the news of the creation of the anti-gay squad in a conference on Monday. The 17-man squad will be working to seek out gay couples on social media. Makonda was quoted as saying "these homosexuals boast on social networks."

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"Give me their names," Makonda said. "My ad-hoc team will begin to get their hands on them next Monday." That doesn't sound like a very fun place to be, what if someone tags you in some gay porn even if you aren't gay and it shows up in your news feed? The nation governs itself with colonial statues and seeks to defend "moral values".

Tanzania has considered male homosexuality as a moral taboo and has punished it severely for a long time. The British colonial-era statues were first brought into existence in the 19th century and the country still upholds them to this day. Provisions outlined in the Tanzania Penal Code of 1945 states that any person who "has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature" could be punished with life imprisonment or at least 30 years.

Tanzania is just one of 37 Commonwealth member-states that still uphold the colonial sodomy laws. Other members of the Commonwealth member-states such as South Africa, India and Belize have all done away with the archaic statutes. British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke of the "deep regrets" over Britain's anti-gay colonial legacy and said, "Nobody should face discrimination and persecution because of who they are or who they love."

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Prime Minister May added, "The UK stands ready to support any Commonwealth nation wanting to reform outdated legislation that makes such discrimination possible." The Tanzanian government has not been interested in changing its own statues despite the international condemnation. In 2017, Home Affairs Minister Mwigulu Nchemba said that "those who want to campaign for gay rights should find another country that allows those things".

The creation of the social media hit-squad for gays is the latest action taken by the government to crack down on the Tanzanian LGBTQ community. Since the election of President John Magufuli in 2015, the country's western partners have given him a nod of support for his corruption purges but his rigid morality policing has gone unchanged. President Magufuli has even been nicknamed "The Bulldozer" for his stubborn adherence to the old laws.

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Tanzania shut down 40 HIV testing and treatment centers simply for the fact they helped men who had sex with men. Those who needed to seek treatment for HIV or AIDS would now have to go to public health facilities and face forced anal examinations. One victim of this procedure told Buzzfeed News he felt like he had "gone somewhere and gotten raped" after the exam.

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Anonymous No. 40960 1541056822

The gAy team

Anonymous No. 40963 1541059553

How can we donate?!!!

Anonymous No. 40964 1541059792

lol

Anonymous No. 40965 1541061525

Great man.

Anonymous No. 40968 1541067320

>Homophobia

>Implying we're scared of gays, and not the other way around

Gays in prison? Put 'em on the choppingblock instead.

Anonymous No. 40970 1541069680

KEK!!! Gotta love it, shitty fag controlled social media gets used to round up fags for prison. And I doubt the “17 man hit squad” will be going after a person that was “tagged” with faggotry when there’s fags that flaunt it online. The faggots at twatter must be tweaking out over this? While they are busy censoring conservative speak hence promoting liberals and fags, we have “the bulldozer” rounding up butt punchers. Have to love that karma! Thanks Kyle!

Anonymous No. 40976 1541078817

Considering the latency period and likelihood of false negatives if testing is done wrong, the country's probably safer using jails than testing centers.

Anonymous No. 40980 1541082507

Lol and the gays in the U.S. are okay with open borders.

Anonymous No. 40987 1541086847

I hate niggers but I wish them luck against the fudgepacker menace

DEY EAT DA POO POO

Anonymous No. 41003 1541104217

The “fudgepacker flu” is rampant amongst the feces species

Anonymous No. 41004 1541108837

based niggers

Anonymous No. 41014 1541120110

How about sending our fags to Tanzania?

Great No. 40971 1541232019
They realize that gays cannot procreate, so they turn to the corruption of children to create a bigger "field of recruits" sickening really. It`s all about saving the children from pervs.
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