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The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Foundation asked me to write about honor violence against sexual minorities for their newsletter. What an honor it is to join the cause of a fearless heroine and world-renown fatwa victim who tops Al Qaeda’s most wanted list. You see ladies and gentleman, in the ongoing war between the civilization & liberal democracy (of the Enlightened World) and the terrorism & totalitarian states (of the Benighted World), the fate of humanity rests on a few freedom-fighting Infidels who are leading the charge in the greatest ideological showdown since the beginning of time.
By Nemat Sadat Victims of honor violence can also be men and boys. I know because I’m someone who averted …
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Hello - would it be possible to speak to you about a project I'm working on for Brighton Pride called Uniting Nations? You can email me at kate@brighton-pride.org I look forward to hearing from you very soon. regards Kate 
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The Omar Mateen story gets weirder by the day. First, he made a 9-1-1 call claiming his allegiance with Islamic terrorist organizations and ISIS claimed him as member of the Caliphate in America. Next, FBI says Mateen was using gay dating apps but later said they weren't sure about his homosexuality despite a preponderance of evidence and testimony proving he was gay.

Now, Mateen's ex-lover who conceals his face, name, and voice tells Univision that the Orlando massacre wasn't terrorism. Instead, the ex-lover claims that Mateen was getting revenge by killing gay Latinos/Puerto Ricans because he was attracted to them but felt rejected by them and upset because a Puerto Rican man he had a threesome with didn't reveal his HIV status until after they had sex.

Isn't it contradictory that this ex-lover doesn't think the Orlando massacre was terrorism but says he is hiding his identity out of fear of Omar Mateen's father and ISIS.

How can this ex-lover, who hooked up with Mateen for sex only, and lost contact with him last December, be so sure he knows the full story? What about Mateen's online radicalization and the 9-1-1 call during the murder spree? How about Mateen casing out Disney World for a potential target? What about Mateen selling his $165K property to his brother-in-law for $100 just two months before the attack? What about Mateen's missing Palestinian wife that the FBI lost track of? And Mateen's bizarre father who is more comfortable his son was a terrorist than gay?

See link here: http://www.univision.com/shows/noticiero-univision/man-who-claims-he-had-sexual-relations-with-orlando-gunman-tells-univision-it-was-revenge-not-terrorism-video
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Washington Blade, the oldest LGBT newspaper in the U.S. covering the latest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender news in Washington, DC and around the world has republished my article, "I Could Have Been Omar Mateen." If you want to delve into the mind of the Orlando shooter, this is a must read.
Pulse Nightclub gunman reportedly used gay hook-up apps
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Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads who nurture their children to achieve their full human potential and to me: the Godfather of Afghanistan’s gays and everyone else who considers me their daddy.
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Love you daddy. Wish to gain the chance to kiss you so deep one day.
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Tune into my interview with Azadi Radio Pashto service. I talk about Omar Mateen, the Orlando massacre, my coming out gay and campaigning for LGBTI Rights in Afghanistan.
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نعمت سادات لومړی ځل په ۲۰۰۹میلادي کال کې خپلې کورنۍ ته وويل چې دی همجنسګرا دی،دی د امریکا په کليفورنيا ايالت کې ...
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My coming out and gay rights activism in Afghanistan was mentioned in an article published in the Washington Post.
Afghanistan remains one of the most world’s most hostile countries for gays and lesbians.
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I'm an internationalist by nature but the Brexit referundum was no easy choice. Remaining in the EU would have ensured the eventual Islamization of the UK and leaving now gives Russia the upper hand in Eurabia. Now, it's time the UK close all 85 Sharia courts and preserve its Britishness.
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In commemoration of Alan Turing's birthday today, here's what I have to have to contribute to the Ayaan Hirsi Ali Foundation's summer reading list:

Alan Turing wasn’t just a great genius and a British war hero. His code breaking and cryptanalysis liberated the Jews, homosexuals, and freethinkers from Nazi concentration camps, making him a champion of Zionists, LGBT people, and atheists.

Andrew Hodges’s autobiography of “Alan Turing: The Enigma” has changed the way I view the world. Growing up, I regarded mathematics as a dry and recursive subject. After reading this book, I’ve been inspired by the infinite power of math and how it can further cultivate my skills as a literary artist, political activist and social scientist.

I chose Alan Turing: The Enigma for the AHA Foundation’s summer reading list because it is LGBT Pride Month and I thought it was fitting to honor one of the key figures of the 20th century who changed the course of human destiny.
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Read what I say in my new article, "I Could Have Been Omar Mateen."
I resent comparing myself to the deadliest mass shooter in US history. Yet, I can’t escape the fact that the life of the ISIS sympathizing militant so cl...
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In a follow-up story, NBC news reports on Islam's complicated relationship with homosexuality in the aftermath of the Orlando massacre.

Here's what they wrote about me: Nemat Sadat, 37, a New York City-born writer, faced death threats and was shunned when he came out in 2013. He is now an avowed atheist and a campaigner for LGBT rights in Afghanistan.
Islam's approach to homosexuality has been in the spotlight since the massacre at an Orlando gay club. Like most relationships, it's complicated.
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Since June 2008, I’ve been writing a coming-of-age, gay romance set in an Afghanistan of the 1970s and 1980s. The hero in this story, falls in love with a boy named Mateen. In light of the Orlando massacre, I reached out to my editor to ask what I should do given the fact that the Mateen family have become notorious like the bin Ladens and law enforcement, the media, and politicians don't refer to the mass murderer by his first name Omar or his middle name Mir but always by his surname Mateen.

While my editor is vacationing in Europe, she replied, “First, I would recommend that you change Mateen's name. It's just an unfortunate coincidence that would only distract readers.”

Can you share some sexy Afghan male names in Dari or Pashto (but not Arabic/Islamic) that you’d like to see my narrator fall in love with?
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Photo from my CNN interview with Don Lemon on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. My appearance hit TV sets shortly after 11:50pm ET / 8:50 PST. America's first gay imam and I talked to Don about Islam & homosexuality in the aftermath of the Orlando massacre.
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Creative Writer & Change Agent
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Journalism & Fiction Writing, Mediating Conversation & Teaching
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  • American University of Afghanistan
    Professor of Political Science, 2012 - 2013
    Taught courses in International Relations, International Political Economy, and History of Afghanistna
  • American Broadcasting Company
    Production Assistant, 2011 - 2011
    Worked on Nightline Show. Assisted producers and anchors with production needs
  • CNN
    Production Intern, 2010 - 2010
    Worked on the Fareed Zakaria Show. Assisted producers with logging and video research and monitored website content.
  • United Nations Chronicle
    Editorial Intern, 2009 - 2009
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Introduction
Nemat Sadat is your access to the world. My pioneering coming out in August 2013 as the first gay person originally from Afghanistan awakened an LGBTI movement in my homeland and crushed the taboos on homosexuality. My story has been featured in Guardian Magazine, El Mundo, Voice of America Dari, Out.com among others. I've appeared on segments of Huff Post Live and have worked at ABC News, CNN, and the UN. I'm an alum of CSU Fullerton, UC Irvine, Harvard, Columbia and Oxford. I was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1979 and moved to southern California in 1984. I live in New York City and working on my first novel.
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Graduated high school at age 16; 4th grade spelling bee champion
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As Afghanistan's Foreign Minister, my first trip to Israel
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There’s chatter on Twitter that Dr. Ashraf Ghani’s top pick for Minister of Foreign Affairs is no other than yours truly. It’s just a rumor

Lady Gaga is right to be pro-Israel
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A special thanks to Lady Gaga: the greatest living 'gay icon' who attributes much of her early success as a mainstream artist to her LGBT fa

Bejeweled Mountains: A prose poem dedicated to Afghanistan on its Indepe...
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Bejeweled Mountains From the days of antiquity Afghanistan has been an entrepot of ideas A crossroads where civilizations clash and converge

ls Afghanistan set for a high-tech boom?
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Despite the decades' rubble of war and widespread illiteracy, Afghanistan today has the fastest-growing information technology industry in C

The Right of a Gay Uncle
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Last Sunday, on the streets of New York City, a little girl sitting in stroller near me asked if I was a daddy. “No, but I’m a proud uncle,”

What the War in the Middle East is really about?
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One of the biggest falsehoods in history is the reductionist framing of the war in the Middle East as an Israeli-Palestinian or Arab-Israeli

Standing in solidarity with Israel and Palestinians
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Why do Muslims remain silent when Muslims slaughter Muslims throughout the Islamic World but when Israel defends herself against terrorists

The American Conservative interviews an LGBT rights activist about Afgha...
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An American right-wing magazine interviews Afghanistan's leading gay rights activist in an article about the fragile Afghan unity that could

The meaning of Ashraf Ghani's Presidential win
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Breaking News: We won! Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is officially the new President of Afghanistan, garnering 4.485 million votes and making up 56.

Coming out: Growing up gay and Muslim in America | Al Jazeera America
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In traditional Islam, homosexuality is considered an unspeakable crime, leaving many young, gay Muslims in the shadows

My 35th Year Birthday Message to the World (English)
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Today is my actual 35th birthday but on official documents it was January 8. After being the first public figure from Afghanistan to come ou

Iran bashes Dr. Ghani for gay support; endorsed Dr. Abdullah!
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Afghanistan’s gay war spills into Iran. The Islamic Republic’s most conservative newspaper, run by notorious hardliners with its editor-in-c

President Obama speaks at my alma mater
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A big boost for the Public Ivy which was ranked last year by Times Higher Education as 1st among all US universities and 5th among the top 1

Cartoon of the Day: The Gay Pashtun Nationalist Nexus
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The Cartoon of the Day: Nemat Sadat, Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Mullah Mohammed Omar are linchpins in the gay Pashtun nationalist nexus. I have mu

Why Dr. Ghani is better than Dr. Abdullah for President of Afghanistan?
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Both Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani are patriotic, liberal minded and have agreed to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement with

Sizing up Afghanistan's Presidential Candidates
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My impression about the Presidential Candidates running for office in the 2014 Elections in Afghanistan: 1. Abdullah Abdullah Food & drink:

Afghan Mullahs & American Islam group place fatwa on my head and ord...
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News Flash: The Mullahs of Afghanistan and their brainwashed followers belonging to the American Islam group have placed a fatwa on my head

My Response to Malalai Joya's video about the Presidential Elections in ...
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I watched Malalai Joya’s newest video about the elections in Afghanistan and I commend her for continuing to raise awareness about the abuse