Sunday, November 07, 2004

Could Yasser Arafat be dying of Aids from homosexual relationships?

According to the latest buzz in the blogosphere, CIA, KGB, and former White House speechwriter David Frum ("Axis of Evil") in an article at National Review Online, Arafat has been living a secret life as a homosexual and is likely dying of AIDS-induced liver failure. Arafat's reported gay encounters first began with a teacher when he was a teenager and continued until very recently with bodyguards.

The evidence:

  • Low blood platelet count, pointing to weak immune system. Most causes other than HIV have been ruled out.
  • Considerable recent weight loss, very common in latter AIDS stages
  • Hopital d'Instruction des Armees de Percy, Arafat's hospital, is well-known for AIDS/HIV treatment
  • Possible recent dementia, an attribute common in late stages of AIDS
  • Evidence of kaposis sarcoma, a type of malignant tumor sometimes associated with homosexuals and AIDS

No doubt this would be one of the biggest scandals in the history of the Arab world. According to contemporary Islamic teaching, homosexuality is one of the worst acts under Allah. Whatever credibility Arafat has retained in the Arab world over the past 20 years, it will mostly be lost if this turns out to be true. Of course, if this information becomes public:

1) Palestinian and other Arab leadership will disregard it as slanderous myth spread by Israelis

2) They will claim that it's part of some elaborate Mossad assassination conspiracy (i.e. Israel gave him AIDS)

This whole situation has the traits of endless conspiracy theories since we will never be told the whole truth. It's in the best interest of insiders who do know the whole truth to keep in under wraps because of such historical implications. Frankly, your best bet for figuring out the truth is to read as many blogs as possible and draw your own conclusions.

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