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Libya: Gay Porn DVD Found Among Gaddafi Son’s Looted Belongings

by David Badash on August 25, 2011

in News,Politics

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A gay porn DVD was found among the looted belongings of Al-Saadi al-Gaddafi, who is the 38-year old son of former Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. “He is a Libyan businessman and former football (soccer) player. He was the commander of Libya’s Special Forces and is involved in the 2011 Libyan civil war. An Interpol notice (orange notice) has been issued against him. He is a part of his father’s inner circle,” according to his Wikipedia biography, which adds he “is married to the daughter of a Libyan military commander,” but that “the Daily Mail reported accounts of a Bulgarian woman, who alleged that she had been the lover of Al-Saadi al-Gaddafi from 2004-2010. According to her, he spent $170 million a year on various luxuries. She mentioned that he insisted on being called “Engineer Saadi”, and that she once caught him in bed with another man.”

Homosexuality is illegal, punishable by jail time, in Libya.

The Advocate reports,

Libyan rebels took control of Tripoli over the weekend and looters immediately raided the Gadhafi family’s luxurious compound of mansions, removing expensive cars, clothing, and bottles of alcohol. One rebel interviewed by AP says they “are not condoning looting of private property, and only allow the wrecking of symbols of the Gadhafi family’s abuse of power.”

The AP also reports that in the office area of one villa, journalists saw large piles of catalogs for yachts and cars, and the gay porn DVD Boyz Tracks slipped out of the stack of documents.

The 38-year-old Al-Saadi was described in a 2009 WikiLeaks cable from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli as “having a troubled past, including run-ins with police in Europe, drug and alcohol abuse and excessive partying.”

Of course, the possibility exists the DVD was planted, after all, the house was looted. Most likely no one will ever know.

Should we?

What’s your thought? Is this the ultimate in hypocrisy, given the alcohol and porn?

Wikipedia also notes,

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Libya face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Libya. Beyond the criminal laws, cross-dressing and homosexuality are widely seen as immoral activities in a nation where the majority of the population is Muslim.

The criminal code prohibits all sexual activity outside of a lawful marriage. Private homosexual acts between consenting adults are punishable with up to 5 years imprisonment.

In the 1990s, Muammar Gaddafi began to enact “Purification” laws designed to enforce a harsh view of Islamic law on the population. Libyan courts were given the power to use amputation, flogging and other cruel punishments against persons found to be violating traditional Islamic morality.

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