A “Gay” “Girl” In “Damascus”

Actually, a bearded guy in Edinburgh. Money quote:

I never expected this level of attention. While the narrative voıce may have been fictional, the facts on thıs blog are true and not mısleading as to the situation on the ground. I do not believe that I have harmed anyone — I feel that I have created an important voice for issues that I feel strongly about.

I only hope that people pay as much attention to the people of the Middle East and their struggles in thıs year of revolutions. The events there are beıng shaped by the people living them on a daily basis. I have only tried to illuminate them for a western audience.

He then blames "Orientalism" for his being a fraud. Still, I guess it's progress of a sort when an open lesbian is regarded as a more interesting source than a married Scot.