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Imams start witch-hunt of pro-gay Bangladesh Nobel Prize winner

Protests seem to be fizzling against Muhammad Yunus but the anger against his LGBT comments highlights the plight of millions of Bangladeshis.\n

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6th October 2013 06:45

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Bangladesh’s main mosque and an Islamic group with links to the government have launched a campaign, in this deeply conservative Muslim country, against the Nobel laureate and micro-loan pioneer Muhammad Yunus, whom they say should be prosecuted for supporting homosexuals.

The sudden storm is surprising because the ‘offending comments’ date from April 2012, following prosecutions of LGBTs in Uganda.

The 73-year-old economist made the statement along with three other Nobel laureates.

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