Bruce Bawer has a troubling piece today in Pajamas on the increasing amount gay bashing in Europe. One guess as to the religious background of the bashers.
As Bruce writes:
To suggest that the culprits, far from being fragile, sensitive flowers who’ve been pushed over the line by something we did, are in fact bullies driven by an overweening sense of superiority and a deep-seated malice – both of which they’ve been carefully taught at home, at school, and, yes, in the mosque – is verboten.
In Amsterdam, where gays could once walk freely, even holding hands, “The number of reported gay-bashings in Amsterdam now climbs steadily year by year.“And the culprit:
Europe is on its way down the road of Islamization, and it’s reached a point along that road at which gay people’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is being directly challenged, both by knife-wielding bullies on the street and by taxpayer-funded thugs whose organizations already enjoy quasi-governmental authority.
As with anything by Bruce Bawer, just read the whole thing. And while you’re at it, get Bruce’s book, While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within, on the increasing Islamic bigotry in Europe–and not just against gays.
Both the article and the book should make it clear that the enemies of the West hold a particular animosity toward gay people. And the more you understand the nature of this enemy, the more you’ll understand why gay people should champion our side in this long struggle.