On my website GlobalGayz.com I do not have an informative descriptive story about LGBT life in Mauritania. There is virtually nothing about the country’s homosexual citizens on the entire Internet. And for good reason: the country, located in northwest Africa, is dominated by Sharia Muslim law, which as most of us know is vehemently gay-dangerous.
Mauritania is a very poor country in northwest Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west. The civilian government was overthrown on 6 August 2008, in a military coup d’état. The president, the prime minister and the minister of internal affairs were arrested. A majority of the population still depends on agriculture and livestock for a livelihood. Oil was discovered offshore in Mauritania in 2001. Regarding homosexuality, Shari’a law applies in Mauritania. Any adult Muslim caught engaging in an “unnatural act” with a member of the same sex is punishable with the death sentence by public stoning.
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