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In UN Speech, Netanyahu Condemns Iran for Subjugation of Gays

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 3:04 am - September 25, 2009.
Filed under: GOProud,Islamic War on Gays

We have often wondered why so many on the gay left salivate over Barack Obama when there is little evidence of his eagerness to address issues of concern to gay people–or even their leaders. When gay bloggers start complaining about the Democrat’s inaction on gay issues, gay activists are palliated by an invitation to the executive mansion, complete with Gray Goose Martinis as Charles Winecoff observes: “Then, earlier this summer, just as many of His supporters in the LGBT tribe were growing restless with His neglect, it only took one White House cocktail party to get them eating right out of His palm again.

They herald him as a hero, even though he has yet to champion our interests. While our fellows suffer under the tyranny of Islamofascism, he refused to address that suffering in his celebrate speech to the Muslim world. Nor did his mention oppression of gays in his Wednesday speech to the United Nations. I guess it was more important not to ruffle any feathers of those dictators and oligarchs who might misunderstand us.

When, however, a politically incorrect world leader of a politically incorrect country mounts the rostrum of the United Nations and addresses the plight of the gays in Iran, it seems only the conservative gays take note. Yesterday, Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director of GOProud, praised Israeli Prime Minister for criticizing “radical Islam for its treatment of women, gays and other minorities“:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke eloquently and with powerful moral clarity about the threat posed to the civilized world by radical Islam. All across the Muslim world, gays and lesbians, along with women and religious minorities, are denied basic civil rights. Indeed, the penalty for simply being gay in Muslim countries like Iran is death.

Prime Minister Netanyahu is absolutely right when he says that this is not a clash of civilizations but a clash between civilization and barbarism.

Netanyahu’s speech today stands in stark contrast to the speech our own President delivered to the Muslim world in June. Unlike the Israeli Prime Minister, President Obama failed to even mention the treatment of gays and lesbians in his speech in Egypt.

Netanyahu’s was a great speech–and not just because he, perhaps alone among world leaders, mentioned the plight of gays under Iranian tyranny. Jennifer Rubin called it a “speech for the ages,” while her colleague Jonathan Tobin found it “on target with respect to the Holocaust denial and genocidal threats of Iran’s Ahmadinejad as well as the hypocrisy and distortions of the UN’s Human Rights Council and its Goldstone report on the fighting in Gaza last December.” Scott Johnson calls it a “rare moment of truth in a venue that has become a cesspool of lies.

Read the whole thing or watch it. (Below the jump, I offer the excerpt where he mentions the subjugation of gays.) I wonder how many gay leaders, how many gay activists will commend him from drawing attention to the plight of our fellows suffering under fascistic tyranny in Iran. And how many will fault the American President for his silence.

This Iranian regime is fueled by an extreme fundamentalism that burst onto the world scene three decades ago after lying dormant for centuries.

In the past thirty years, this fanaticism has swept the globe with a murderous violence and cold-blooded impartiality in its choice of victims. It has callously slaughtered Moslems and Christians, Jews and Hindus, and many others. Though it is comprised of different offshoots, the adherents of this unforgiving creed seek to return humanity to medieval times. Wherever they can, they impose a backward regimented society where women, minorities, gays or anyone not deemed to be a true believer is brutally subjugated.

UPDATE: In reviewing the speech, Hugh compares the Israeli Prime Minister to the greatest Prime Minister of all time.



  1. Oh, it gets better. Not only is Obama too much of a spineless coward to do anything other than appease despotic regimes, he’s perfectly happy to hand over hundreds of thousands of US tax dollars to them as a reward. Of course, we all saw the disgusting hero’s welcome that was thrown for one of the Lockerbie bombers that was released from prison to return to Libya to be with his family. That, in itself, should have been enough to prohibit that homicidal circus freak Gadhafi from setting foot on US soil to address the UN. Add to that the fact that homosexuality is illegal in Libya, punishable by up to 5 years in prison for committing “indecent acts.” So, shouldn’t the gays be asking Obama why his administration is giving $400,000 to a Libyan charity run by the Gadhafi family?

    Several things worth noting: (1) the only person demanding that Obama withdraw the grant is a Republican, Rep. Mark Kirk of Illinois; (2) the Administration said that it would keep in mind the “raw sensitivities” of the family members of the Lockerbie victims (as it hands over $400,000 in US tax dollars to the President of the country responsible for their loved ones’ deaths); (3) in response to criticism about his Administration defending DOMA in court, Obama has assured us that he is a “fierce advocate” for equal rights for gays (again, as he hands a huge pile of our money to the President of a country that criminalizes homosexuality); and (4) the charity, the Gadhafi Development Foundation, is “a charity which tries to project a new and positive image of Libya.”

    Here’s a thought–maybe Libya would have a more positive image if it stopped blowing commercial jetliners out of the sky and throwing people in prison for being gay. Just a thought (though apparently not one that Obama could come up with).

    Tano, if you’re reading this (and I KNOW you are), go ahead and defend this. Explain to us how this fits in with your belief that Obama is a “great leader.” I’m dying to hear your version of this story in which I’m sure Obama is a hero and Rep. Kirk is a racist Obama-hater.

    Comment by Sean A — September 25, 2009 @ 4:46 am - September 25, 2009

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  3. Wait a minute….I thought republicans made Gadhafi our pal? Didn’t you guys push to exempt them from being subject to terrorism reparations?
    Its hard to keep up with the right’s schizophrenia
    Good one day, evil the next

    Comment by gillie — September 25, 2009 @ 9:04 am - September 25, 2009

  4. The voices in your head are not Republican conservatism, gillie.

    Comment by The_Livewire — September 25, 2009 @ 9:13 am - September 25, 2009

  5. I agree Netanyahu was great with his in your face approach. Too bad our own President hadn’t been as forceful.

    Many have mentioned how President Obama failed to talk about our exceptionalism during his speech to the United Nations this week. Instead, he took his apology tour directly to the U.N. and again took the opportunity to lower the United States to a level of the likes of Iran, Venezuela, North Korea and Libya.

    It’s mystifying why the President didn’t mention that we believe in people; we believe that the best is yet to come; we believe that the call of liberty and freedom finds comfort in the hearts and minds of people worldwide. Ours is a nation of immigrants and a safe harbor for those seeking freedom of expression and religion.

    Rather than apologize to the world, Obama should have reminded members that the United States has led the world in the search for innovations and advancements to improve the quality of life and extend the life expectancy of man. When the people of the world face natural disaster or disease, the United States leads the world in providing relief and cures. When the people of the world are searching for hope, the United States is the beacon of hope for the downtrodden. When the people of the world are threatened by dark forces, the United States steps forward to combat the threat of evil.

    We are a nation of people whose diverse backgrounds derive from every remote area of this planet. Each unique experience weaves a rich history of the world yet melds into a unifying voice called the United States of America.

    We will continue to lead and search for solutions to the world’s problems and we ask that each of you join us in that pursuit, for the people of the world deserve the best that we have to offer.

    That is what I would have preferred to hear; sadly just the opposite occurred yet again.

    Comment by NebraskaPatriot — September 25, 2009 @ 10:51 am - September 25, 2009

  6. #1 Tano should be along any minute to explain how Bibi’s confrontational attitude will “make them more paranoid, and possibly convince them that their survival depended on getting nukes.”

    Or maybe he’ll just point out that “The Iranians use [Israel]-hatred as a political strategy. They know that to rally their base, they need an enemy, and they try to use [jews]. [Israel] hatred is not central to their ideology, it is central to their political strategy. But whatever,,, how do you think you effectivly counter that? By putting forth a bellicose face and refusing to engage Iran? That just works to support their anti-[Jewish]. The less we engage with them, the more they are able to control the image of [Jews] to their own people. The more we act bellicose, the easier it is for them to make the case to the people that we really do mean them harm.”

    Ignoring the fact that he’s always ignored. When the guy wants you DEAD how are you going to make the perception worse? “Oooh, he’s making me so mad I want to destroy them twice over!”

    Comment by The_Livewire — September 25, 2009 @ 11:43 am - September 25, 2009


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    Comment by keyboard jockey — September 25, 2009 @ 12:08 pm - September 25, 2009

  8. I’ve watched this twice already. How refreshing that there is one man who will stand on the world stage and proclaim the truth.

    Not surprising a man who can say this:
    “this is not a clash of civilizations but a clash between civilization and barbarism.” is the only one who will stand for the rights of gays in the Muslim world.

    Comment by Leah — September 25, 2009 @ 12:13 pm - September 25, 2009

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  10. Didn’t you guys push to exempt them from being subject to terrorism reparations?

    Don’t you guys prefer not to see evil when it stares you in the face? Don’t you guys shrug when about 3,000 people die in one day but piss yourselves when we capture those responsible and prevent the deaths of even more???

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 25, 2009 @ 3:38 pm - September 25, 2009

  11. It was a gret speech. Netanyahu had the temerity to call the members hypocrites for validating Iran who violates the Charter. . He has more backbone than Obama. Hugo Chavez was roundly applauded fo announcing that he is spreading his revlution throughout Latin America and there is nothing anybody can do to stop it. and while he was in New York he was orchestrating Mel Zelaya´s return to Honduras via the FMLN in El Salvador who yesterday sent a cache of arms to the ¨Melistas¨Chavez did warn Micheletti to step to avoid bloodshed.
    I didn´t hear all the speeches but if it is true tha Gadhafi invited the U.N to move to Lybia, I would agree with him on that. Good riddance! It´s become nothing more than a meeting of Socialists International.

    Comment by Roberto — September 25, 2009 @ 5:38 pm - September 25, 2009

  12. lol #4

    Comment by American Elephant — September 25, 2009 @ 6:40 pm - September 25, 2009

  13. Gillie. Please offer references for your statements so it is easier to do some research on the web. All I could find was reference to Reagan authorizing the strike. I also found something about the Bush Administration considering something related to reparations. Thanks. Oh wait, Bush would need to pass this stuff through a Democratic Majority – humm.

    Comment by Duffy - Native Intelligence — September 25, 2009 @ 9:34 pm - September 25, 2009

  14. Note how except for a drive by by gillie, Tano, bnl, et al can’t even compliment an ally for having the testicular fortitude to say what our own President won’t.

    Comment by The_Livewire — September 26, 2009 @ 10:52 am - September 26, 2009

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