I kind of get what you are saying, but wouldn't you have to be a homophobe to want to execute gays? I don't see how killing every single homosexual would eliminate western influence. It seems there are many other ways to fight western influence. Just picking on homosexuals as "western" seems to indicate a bias against homosexual since there are many other more obvious western things in Uganda.
It might be a case of two birds, one stone; I'll give that to you.
For all I know they might be using the xenophobia to gather more supporters for their homophobia. Interesting thought.
Originally Posted by http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9CF98H82&show_article=1
David Bahati, the legislator sponsoring the bill, said he was encouraging "constructive criticism" to improve the law but insisted strict measures were necessary to stop homosexuals from "recruiting" schoolchildren.
"The youths in secondary schools copy everything from the Western world and America," said high school teacher David Kisambira. "A good number of students have been converted into gays. We hear there are groups of people given money by some gay organizations in developed countries to recruit youth into gay activities."
Uganda's ethics minister, James Nsaba Buturo, said the death sentence clause would probably be reviewed but maintained the law was necessary to counter foreign influence. He said homosexuality "is not natural in Uganda," a view echoed by some Ugandans.
"I feel that the bill is good and necessary, but I don't think gays should be killed. They should be imprisoned for about a year and warned never to do it again. The family is in danger in Uganda because the rate at which vice is spreading is appalling," said shopkeeper John Muwanguzi.
That's four different comments from the article, all labeling it as a foreign influence and/or concept, directly or indirectly.