Gambia: Gays are biggest threat to world, President Yahya Jammeh tells UN


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The Independent Online

President Yahya Jammeh used his address to the United Nations General Assembly to attack gays and lesbians, calling homosexuality one of the three “biggest threats to human existence.”

He said yesterday that homosexuality, greed and obsession with world domination “are more deadly than all natural disasters put together”.

It’s not the first time the Gambian President has used such extreme language. In 2008, he told gays and lesbians to leave the country or have their heads cut off.

Mr Jammeh has also drawn international criticism for his claim he can cure Aids with a herbal body rub and bananas. He first took power in the West African country after a 1994 coup.