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Thursday, June 12, 2014    

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THE attack and rape of a male jogger in Queen Hill, St Andrew, early Monday has sparked shock and outrage among Jamaica Observer online readers. The readers were reacting to a story that was published yesterday. Here are some edited comments:

Dedevelopment

Horrid. And when them 'activist' read this them tings tun up.

Paddy5

A few days ago we heard about "gun-totting gays" in the community now it moves up another level...it really tun up.

CHUCK EMANUEL Original

The homosexual community is emboldened. Why? Ever since the prime minister bold declaration that she will seek a parliamentary conscience vote, the voice of the gay community is getting louder and louder almost drowning out the voices of those who oppose.

coolasthesun

This doesn't look good on the gay community at all. After all the progress they have made/making starting from a blatant disadvantageous position this may significantly retard their efforts. Waiting to see if JFLAG publicly condemns this act and calls out their peers on this one.

Pete

If this story is true. Why hasn't the police confirmed? Rape is rape, and perpetrators should be found and punished to the full extent of the law.

firebun

OMG! Is this for real?

Jamdowner

Crime reaches rock bottom now. It can't net worse than this. The Jamaican society is sick.

clirey

The whole world is sick..Crimes of all types are escalating all over the world, and appears to be getting more bizarre, with every passing day..

Guest

This is not crime. This is war!

Ramone

Whenever you say things can't get worse, usually that's when it does. If history has taught me anything, is that as far as human nature, there is no such thing as "rock bottom". It's unfortunate, but that's just how it is.

OC

This is what Jamaica is coming to.

Sondon

Now we see where this nonsense is heading. We have thugs who will now rape men just to push their agenda. Now you imagine? If this story is true, man can't walk free in Jamaica any more. This is crazy!

newschecker

What a sick act! I'm speechless.

rasbenji

No Shock. It's clear there are no stops to this run-away towards 'failed state' status. Some say we are already there.

Shaine

I do not want to believe what I just read!

jayjayja

This cannot be true, no way, it cannot be true! Not in Jamaica. Bad man nuh inna dem tings deh !

Andrew Saunders

Do not naturally assume that the rapists are homosexuals. Rape is about establishing power over and driving fear into individuals. There have been many well documented cases of "straight men" involved in gang raping both male and female victims.

Stafford

This is what these people want. The idea is for them to become untouchables by getting international support from places like the White house, the Vatican, and the House of Commons and then they start to have their way.

XAMYCA

This must be fiction. I wouldnt want to think something like this is random.

Joel bookal

When I saw this headline, I would've never thought it was Jamaica. Whats next ?

NejeeperKNG

Mothers and fathers hear me: the same attention that we are giving to our daughters should be given to our sons. They are now on a roll, only God knows what diseases this man was exposed to at no fault of his.

JahB

I bet yuh any money that this is not the first time men have been raped in JA. Imagine the shame! No wonder the victim didn't make a report. As real Jamaicans, we need to take back our country and get back on the civilized track. This is awful.

headnuhgood

Based on the story from Sunday about the "thugs", I am hoping that this isn't true. Whether a certain cohort is responsible or not, they will be blamed. The one thing that cannot be denied is that a certain cohort has been emboldened. The question then become which comes first, the chicken or the egg, (badman/rapist or gay?)

Foxlylady

OMG! What a dastardly act. This is one of the areas in Kgn that I thought was reasonably "safe." Report it and let those animals be caged.

Guest

When a member of the homo community is slain, J-FLAG is heard. Let's see if they will be heard when one of theirs is the perpetrator and not the victim.

QueenB

Unbelievable, I can understand why the jogger, didn't report it, can you image how embarrassing that would be for him, to advised police offices that he was raped. I would advise our parliamentarians to think long and hard about the implication of reviewing the buggery law. May God help us and even more so, our children and our children's children.

niceladyjam

Oh God! Not in my country! I am in tears. My prayers are with this man. May God help him through this terrible trauma.

Mr J

When you think you've heard the worst, something even worst happens. Women, Children now men are victims. For the people in high places who think this could not happen to them, think again. No one is exempt.

Carb

The gays are not troubling anyone, they said. Review the buggery law, they said. The gays are the ones targetted, they said. Smh.

ian B

Is this true? Is this really Jamaica?

The Pedestrian

This not helping your cause to see buggery laws repealed. Instead it has strengthened our resolve to ensure it is NOT repealed. See, the man didnt even make a report to the police. I wonder how many more men have been raped by these thugs, misfits? Yet the government has remained as silent as a rodent in hiding.

Abby

Where are the voices that were so strong against Professor Bain.

Peter Sparks

Where is JFLAG? How them keep so quiet!

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