It was reported last week that a lesbian blogger, Amina Araf, who writes the blog “A Gay Girl in Damascus,” was kidnapped in Damascus.
It’s been revealed that “A Girl in Damascus,” is actually a 40-year-old married man who lives in Edinburgh and the entire kidnapping story was fabricated.
Tom MacMaster, a grad student working on his master’s, is the man behind the hoax who said he just never expected “this level of attention.”
Ummm, really? You’re a douche. To make matters worse MacMaster pursued a “six month online relationship with a woman in Canada,” through email while posing as Amina Araf.
Yea, real mature. This is kind of despicable.