Tom MacMaster Is Gay Girl In Damascus: How An American Living In Scotland Duped The Media
TOM MacMaster IS Gay Girl in Damascus, the Syrian blogger who was kidnapped by the state and championed on Facebook and the popular media. Amina Abdallah Araf al Omari is dead.
Tom MacMaster, a 40-year-old Middle East activist studying for a masters at Edinburgh University, posted an update declaring that, rather than a 35-year-old feminist and lesbian called Amina Abdallah Araf al Omari, he was “the sole author of all posts on this blog”.
MacMaster says his hoax “created an important voice for issues I feel strongly about“.
Yep – because if you want to connect with your inner Syrian lesbian and bring her plight to the attention of the world you need to lie. It helps to get the truth out.
Next week, Mr MacMaster pretends to be a member of the Bullingdon Club to foster understanding among a misunderstood community…