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December 09, 2010

Ha: "Gays" Seeking Asylum From Islamic Countries Must Now Face The Indignity of... A Peter-Meter Test

It actually makes sense. Since "I'm gay" is treated as high-preference statement for those seeking Visas to Europe from Islamic countries, it becomes the sort of thing that anyone's going to say, whether gay or not.

But it's also invasive. But how would you know? You can't just take someone's word on it, when "I'm gay" is being elevated to magic words conferring almost-automatic entry.

So...

If you think a TSA grope is bad, gay men seeking asylum in the Czech Republic are forced to drop their pants and get hooked up to a penile plethysmograph to find out just how gay they are. After the "peter meter" device is attached to their penises, they are subjected to all kinds of pornography to see what happens to their junk. This test then determines if they can seek asylum.

The European Union's main human rights agency, the Fundamental Rights Agency, denounced the procedure. BBC reports, "The case first came to light after a German court refused to deport an Iranian asylum seeker to the Czech Republic, saying as a homosexual he would be subjected to the test." Apparently, your religious views about viewing pornography are ignored. And it's OK, sez Czech officials, because they only do it to asylum seekers who identify as gay.

Thanks to rdbrewer for the tip and the suggestion that the Ewok would want in on this action.


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