Imam Massamba Diop, president of JAMRA, an Islamic organization in Dakar, says that the judge's decision to add three years to the sentence emphasizes the seriousness of the offense.
Maybe in France or in other countries it is accepted, he
says, but in Senegal Islam is the dominant religion.
Islam declares that if you find two men doing what he
calls "this revolting act," they should be killed.
Because there is no death penalty in Senegal, Diop
says the judge was as severe as he
could be in order to discourage others.
says that Senegalese culture will never accept homosexuality.
says while Senegal is a free country and homosexuals have the right to live, they do not have the right to have sexual relations.