Egyptian Doctor to cure homosexuality

Dr. Awsam Wasfi is an egyptian doctor who just opened a clinic to cure homosexuality. How does he plan to do that? well…

Dr. Awsam Wasfi, 42, offers a "treatment program" for gays that focuses
on boosting their self-esteem and enhancing their communication skills,
as well as encouraging them to play sports and work on their religious
beliefs.

Ok, cause I am sure working out, working out, and sweating with other men is going to make you not attracted to them. Neither will changing in the same locker room or showering in the same shower room with them. Oh, and praying in the mosque will surely cure you, with men bending over during prayers and all. Yes, religion and sports, two things no gay person knows anything about.

This is so stupid!

One interesting thing in the article though:

Gay rights organizations in Egypt have lashed out at the psychiatrist
for "standing in the way of their human rights" and labeled him
"backward" and "ignorant."

There are Gay rights organizations in Egypt? Really? I mean there is the egyptian Initiative for personal rights, but that hardly qualifies as a gay rights organization. But I've never heard of one. Am I missing something?

Comments

  1. DO NOT THINK YOU KNOW BETTER THAN A DOCTOR!!!! :P
    if he says he can do so, then he must can…..he must have spent years studying homosexuality…..through free online porno

    well, seriously, can we get all the idiots in egypt, and lock them in an island or something, leave them and come back like 30 years later and be like: “wassup”
    maybe they would think about all the stupid things they done with all the free time they will have, and then come with better ideas.

  2. How about gathering up all the idiots from around the planet and locking them all into Egypt? There should be a homeland for the half-baked somewhere.

  3. Could you please update your link to Drima (The local playground, entry three) to make it point here instead of here? This could save me hours over the course of next year.

  4. Andrew Brehm says:

    Well, it won’t “cure” homosexuality, but a regime of exercise, sports, and religious studies sounds like a good idea.

  5. medicalise everything and then you can treat it. Could someone medicalise procrastination please, coz i would quite like a potion to help me get up and do everything i should be doing instead of commenting on this blog.

  6. are the patients volontary ?

  7. Nomad: voluntary? are you kidding? off course yes…. he meet them in certain “places” and promise them certain “things”

    I cant imagine how many people got disappointed…..or maybe they didn’t after all? :P

    ok, sorry, that was sick humor…. well you cant force anyone to go to something like that…actually i think only stupids will go….a place like this will be monitored 24/7…and not only from the government…

  8. Can he cure heterosexual’s too?

  9. I’m a doctor, and I can tell you honestly not to over-estimate the intelligence of doctors; they can be pretty dumb

  10. # Hareega Says:
    November 23rd, 2007 at 7:50 pm

    “I’m a doctor, and I can tell you honestly not to over-estimate the intelligence of doctors; they can be pretty dumb”

    I have noticed that if you take a random sample of any specific group (doctors, homosexuals, accountants, goat castrators, etc.) you end up with a similar portion of smart people, morons, nice guys, a**holes, and such. I have a lot of respect for the medical profession but all doctors are humans for better and for worse.

    Though there are some instances where a tendency is somewhat correlated to another trait. For instance, I have noticed that many homosexual men tend to be more outgoing and communicative than heterosexuals. Why would Dr. Feelstraight think that homosexual men need to enhance their communication skills?

    This reminds me of these Christian organizations that try to cure gay people though for all their “success stories” you don’t see them curing the many mannerisms that make them look like a gay man married to a lesbian woman faking being straight. There is significant evidence that many, though not all, cases of homosexuality have biological influences and it seems like a waste of people’s lives and public time and money to try to pigeonhole them into a heterosexual breeding relationship since this would artificially increase the fraction of people with genetic tendencies towards homosexuality.

    But then, trying to cure homosexuals might be misguided but it is a step up from burning, stoning and hanging them. It at least shows some compassion mixed with the ignorance.

  11. “a regime of exercise, sports, and religious studies sounds like a good idea.”

    Except for the religious studies. Learning to draw or play a musical instrument would be a better way to spend the time.

  12. WELL they could use the iranian solution to the gay question

    hang um high and then say you don’t have any

  13. There may not be a cure for homosexuality,but what about bisexuals? Why can’t they be happy with the opposite sex? When I was 17,a pine tree swaying in the wind got me a little hot and bothered. Didn’t mean I had to bone it.