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No gay lover for Walker Lindh

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A Pakistani businessman said this week that—contrary to a report in Time magazine—he did not have sex with John Walker Lindh, the American who was caught fighting with the Taliban. Khizar Hayat told the magazine that he had befriended the young American and helped him search for an Islamic school. The article quotes Hayat as saying, “All the time he wants to be with me. I was loving him.” Hayat, whose English is poor, said he did not mean the two had a physical relationship, but rather a deep, spiritual friendship.

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