Next week, two momentous occasions in Middle Eastern affairs will take place: President’s Obama’s long-negotiated sanctions deal with Iran takes effect on Monday, and on Wednesday, the Geneva II peace conference begins in Switzerland, where Syria’s opposing forces will come together to begin negotiating an end to hostilities and the building of a transitional government….
In a rather baffling move, the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) announced that they will institute a
magical medical “homosexuality-detecting” test for all expatriates attempting to enter their borders. Homosexual acts are already illegal in all GCC countries, which include Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia, where homosexuality is punishable by death. Some LGBT activists have taken this opportunity to condemn Qatar in particular, which is currently scheduled to host the 2020 FIFA World Cup.
Just what the medical test for homosexuality includes has yet to be unveiled, but it seems safe to say there will be a swab involved.