So it turns out that a 40 yr old "college kid" based in the US has been posting
as a lesbian blogger from Syria. I am not going to say much about this idiot
. However, let me tell you why I am concerned. First, I write under a pen name, albeit from the safety of a free country as well. Acts like this put question marks on legitimate blogs like mine and those blogs whose writers put their lives on the line in Iran, Syria... etc to bring to our attention the horrors of tyranny and oppression. Second of all, this does not advance the cause of freedom and democracy in Syria or else where. It sets it back merely because it is a hoax and people do not like being lied to.
Aside from the fact that the blogger in question was an Anti-American liar
, this does not bode well for legitimate bloggers in real danger zones.
Mark Steyn has two excellent takes on this idiot: Here