So… just to make sure I understand this… a Christian cannot be allowed to refuse to participate in a gay wedding because the interests of the state trump his religious beliefs, but it is OK for a Mohammedan to make death threats against gays because his religious beliefs must be supreme.
Quite remarkable, isn’t it?
According to Dutch media advisors from the anti-discrimination bureau MiND said that, while homophobic abuse was usually a crime, it was justifiable if you were Muslim due to laws on freedom of religious expression.
They argued that the Koran says it is acceptable to kill people for being homosexual, and so death threats towards gay people from Muslims could not be discriminatory.
In a jaw-dropping email explaining why they could not take up the complaint, they wrote: “The remarks must be seen in the context of religious beliefs in Islam, which juridically takes away the insulting character.”
The article suggests that the Dutch Government was okay with the threats posted to a public forum because if you looked at them in a certain way, they were kind of academic, sort of. “Death and brutality are what the Koran says should be meted out to sodomites,” rather than specific targetes threats.
Personally, I think it’s just plain cowardice.
You know who are the only people really pushing back against this? The “extreme right.”
Hat Tip: The Poetry Guy
Creeping sharia, burqas everywhere, no one trusts the Government, waiting for the inevitable next terror attack, and they don’t care for gays very much either.
There is a pall hanging over my city, a sense of foreboding. A fear hanging heavy in the hair that something unspeakable could happen at any moment, and that when it does, the cry of Allahu Akbar will be heard. It’s the third chapter in a triptych, following the Blitz and Whitechapel during the reign of the Ripper.
I am a gay man. I have seen the aftermath of Orlando. I have watched videos on the internet of what happens to gay people in the Middle East. Not just the roof-hurling horrors of ISIS, but the death penalty imposed in a dozen Muslim countries for homosexuality. My people hanging from cranes. And I’ve seen journalists, politicians and celebrities look the other way because they’re frightened to offend.
Now the sinister cloaks of those who would see me hang fill the streets I grew up in. One hundred per cent of British Muslims think my lifestyle is unacceptable. Over half of them want my sex life to be made illegal.
Civil War is turning Syria into “Orange Is the New Black” on a National Scale. The male dating-age population has been diminished partly by fighting, mostly by men running off to Europe. So, what’s a Syrian woman to do?
The absence of young men in Syria is glaringly obvious to any visitor to its major cities.
But at the same time, the chaos of war has allowed some women the freedom to pursue a lesbian relationship, in a country that – at least technically – bans gay relationships.
For some middle-class women, however, the conflict has even proven a minor liberation. Yara reckons that about 10-20 per cent of her female friends have come out as gay – a statistic which she attributes, at least in part, to the absence of men.
We talk about a popular bar I’d gone to the previous evening to find lesbians dancing openly on the tables; even though homosexuality is technically illegal in Syria, it’s hardly ever prosecuted. ‘I was shocked’, she confesses.
There was a massive Gay Pride thingie in Tel Aviv. 200,000 people showed up in a country of Eight Million.
Remember that in the deranged fun-house mirror psychotic universe inhabited by the left, the Israelis are the bad guys. The people who perform mass public executions of gays are our bestest friends.
Remember how Sweden decided to employ “Underwater Neon Gay Signs” in order to ward off increasing aggressive Russian submarines from violating its territorial waters? (Sweden is a progressive place, where military spending is “icky,” but childish stunts make everyone feel smug.)
Sweden is using an underwater ‘gay sailor’ to scare off any Russian submarines which might enter their territory.
The unique device also comes with a sonar system that sends out the Morse code saying: “This way if you are gay”.
Apparently, this measure was not fabulous enough. So a Swedish Army band has decided to become even gayer and more fabulous than ever.
By the way, don’t confuse my posting about this for outrage. A military band plays ABBA, and quite well. No big deal. I am not even outraged at the gradual collapse and debasement of Western Civilization. Though I rue and lament it, at this point, I just have to accept it as part of the continuum of history.
And it beats writing another post about the stubby-fingered Vulgarian.
A Belgian Minister has warned… told… warn-told his countrymen that Mohammedans will soon be the majority, and they better learn to live with it.
Speaking at the EU Parliament, Mr Geens said: “In Europe, very shortly we’re soon going to have more practising Muslims than practising Christians.”
“That is not because there are too many Muslims, it is because Christian are generally less practising¿ Europe does not realise this, but this is the reality.
Mr Jambon then added: “I’ve said a thousand times, the worst thing we can do is to make an enemy of Islam. That is the very worst thing we could do.
Congratulations, gay Eurotopians. The Left Wing political parties you have mindlessly supported for decades opened the door to mass immigration of Mohammedans. Despite the happy-talk of left-wing politicians, they do not share your values. Even before they become an outright majority, once Mohammedans become a more valuable political constituency by weight of numbers than LGBT’s… well…. things aren’t going to be so good for you guys.
In Bangladesh, a US Government employee who was editing a magazine for LGBT folk was murdered by a mob.
A group of assailants stormed the home of Xulhaz Mannan, a staffer for the U.S. Agency for International Development, stabbing him and a friend to death, police told The Daily Star. Mannan was a senior editor of Roopbaan, the first gay rights magazine in the country.
The government of Bangladesh condemned Monday’s slayings, as well as other killings of secular bloggers in recent months, and blamed it on incitement by the country’s Islamist political opposition.
However, this particular murder is not politically useful to the left because there is no way for it to be used as a cudgel to bully American Christians into submission. So, it’s going to be a big, “So what? It didn’t happen in my country. Who the f–k cares?” to all the people on the left who go into fits of outrage when an American Christian declines to participate in a gay wedding by serving cake or giving up their house. Or, for that matter, when a tranny has to use the bathroom that corresponds to their chromosomes.
None of the corporations (PayPal, Pepsi, and so on) raising a stink about North Carolina’s bathroom law have any reservations about doing business in countries like Saudi Arabia where homosexuality is severely punished as a matter of law. But a few Air France flight attendants aren’t happy about doing business with Obama’s best friends, the Iranians.
A steward from Air France has launched an online appeal against gay cabin members having to travel to Iran. It’s titled: “Gay stewards from Air France don’t want to fly to the death penalty in Iran”.
The letter points out that homosexuality in Iran is illegal and comes with a penalty of 74 lashes for a minor, while adults can be given the death penalty.
Death penalty for homosexuality? No big deal. Now, if they were denied wedding cake or forced to use the bathroom that corresponded to their physiology, that would be the worst injustice and suffering ever inflicted on any people anywhere at any time in history.
Unfortunately, the flight attendant’s union is all like, “Shut up, faggot, you’ll fly where we tell you.” Well, not literally, although apparently, it would be all right if they did.
Cue the outrage.
Oh, wait, did I say Fundamentalist Christians? That’s a typo. I meant Mohammedan Clerics.
A newspaper in Saudi Arabia has reported that prosecutors in the country are pushing to enforce the death penalty for homosexuality – because social media is turning people gay.
I guess we can call off the outrage.
Hat Tip: Louder with Crowder
So, an ISIS commander was raping his teenage boy-toy, but then the other ISIS thugs got wind of it and decided to execute the boy by throwing him from the roof of a tall building in front of a cheering crowd, as ISIS is wont to do. The ISIS Commander was demoted and sent back to the field, so I guess he’ll have to settle for raping goats for a while.
Meanwhile, the Democrat Party has introduced a resolution in Congress condemning the criticism of Islam.
The Obama Administration has an uncanny knack for making everything they touch worse. For the domestic political advantage of gaining money from LGBT’s in the United States, the Obama Administration has made gay rights the primary focus of its foreign policy. The result of their meddling and public hectoring has been a push-back in the form of new anti-gay laws around the world.
Anti-gay sentiments are widespread across Africa. Same-sex relations remain illegal in most nations, the legacy of colonial laws that had been largely forgotten until the West’s push to repeal them in recent years.
Fierce opposition has come from African governments and private organizations, which accuse the United States of cultural imperialism. Pressing gay rights on an unwilling continent, they say, is the latest attempt by Western nations to impose their values on Africa.
“In the same way that we don’t try to impose our culture on anyone, we also expect that people should respect our culture in return,” said Theresa Okafor, a Nigerian active in lobbying against gay rights.
Americans really don’t care for having a Government forcing its moral viewpoint down their throats. Other countries don’t much care for it either. But at least American liberals get to sanctimoniously praise themselves for all the awareness they’re raising.
Also, Islamic countries like Iran are spared Obama’s lectures on gay rights because… well, you figure that one out.
Hat Tip: A Guy Who Used to Comment Here
So, here we are two days from Thanksgiving and by odd coincidence, that other Turkey is in the news. That other Turkey shot down a Russian military jet overnight, which may have been prompted by Russia attacking the oil shipments Turkey has been receiving from ISIS-held territory in Iraq. (That Turkey’s population has a certain amount of sympathy for the Islamist cause is not much of a secret.) Since other news sites are all over this, there’s probably no need to get into it here, unless there’s a gay angle.
Guess what, there’s totally a gay angle. It has to do with the Turkish Army. Turks can still avoid military service by claiming to be gay, but the Government has always demanded proof.
Turkey makes it difficult for potential conscriptees to avoid the draft, generally making exceptions only for those who are sick, disabled or homosexual. To receive an exemption based on their sexuality, men must publicly declare they are gay — a declaration that ensures discrimination will follow them for the rest of their lives. It’s either that, or they must successfully hide their gay identity for a year.
Last week, however, the military silently amended the most controversial provisions in the regulation. Doctors will now merely observe the behaviors homosexuals display and the verbal declarations they make.
There are actually some deranged leftists who applaud the rise of Islamism because of their hatred and paranoia toward Christians. (The enemy of my enemy is my friend, they say. And Mohammedans who prey on gays just are no worse than Christians who pray for them.) Stories like this will not deter them.
There are no official figures. But the Lesbian and Gay Federation of Berlin and Brandenburg, for instance, says it is receiving three to six cases a week in which gay asylum seekers have been victims of physical abuse, including sexual assault. Earlier this month, a 21-year-old gay Arab asylum seeker in Berlin was hospitalized after he was insulted and assaulted at the refugee center where he was staying. In the city of Dresden, an eastern German metropolis of 525,000, at least seven gay asylum seekers have been removed from shelters this year for their own safety.
Europe can probably expect an increase in violence against women and gays as more Mohammedans are placed in their populations. But, hey, it’s worth it to put those Christians in their place, right? At least to those who see moral equivalence between ISIS stoning gay people to death and Christians bakers who recommend alternative suppliers for gay wedding cakes.
Every Democrat who votes for the Iran Deal is complicit in the torture and murder of gays by the Iranian Regime: Discuss.
This is the barbaric culture Obama and the Democrats are giving $150 Billion dollars to for funding terrorist activities; and giving a license to develop nuclear weapons.
Dejected and terrified, a stray dog whimpers as a man methodically injects her hindquarters with acid. The creature then writhes and shrieks in agony for interminable minutes. The animal is not dead yet when the executioner tosses her sobbing body onto a mass of carcasses. Next, a puppy is injected.
There are more such reports out of Iran. The utter helplessness of dogs pictured in a pit, huddled together whimpering as they try to escape being shot and or buried alive, is disturbing. What kind of a person stands by such scenes, much less creates them?
Since the left doesn’t care about Iran murdering and torturing gays, I guess they don’t care about them torturing and murdering dogs, either.
Anything for the One, right?
The leftist sap narrative about oppressed suffering refugees isn’t holding up in the real world.
The head of a UNHCR camp called Syrian refugees “The most difficult refugees I’ve ever seen. In Bulgaria, they complained that there were no jobs. In Sweden, they took off their clothes to protest that it was too cold.
In Italy, Muslim African “refugees” rejected pasta and demanded food from their own countries. But the cruel Europeans who “mistreat” migrants set up a kitchen in Calais with imported spices cooked by a Michelin chef determined to give them the stir-fried rabbit and lamb meatballs they’re used to. There are also mobile phone charging stations so the destitute refugees can check on their Facebook accounts.
It had to be done because the refugees in Italy were throwing rocks at police while demanding free wifi.
Leftists were suckered into this refugee thing by the left-wing media promoting a story about a Syrian refugee kid who drowned trying to make it to Europe. Myth status: Busted.
The enlightened social democracies of western Europe are throwing out the welcome mat for millions and millions of Mohammedan refugees. They are being offered homes, welfare, and integration into the political lives of their new homes.
This ought to make gay folk in Eurotopia a little… uneasy. Mohammedans do not have a track record of assimilating into the cultures where they settle. Indeed, they usually demand… loudly… that the countries they move to adapt their tribalism, and their legal systems. Countries like Britain and more recently Germany have gone to great lengths to accommodate Mohammedan tribal laws. Britain has covered up the gang rapes of underage girls for fear of offending their Mohammedans. German authorities have admonished its young women to dress modestly so as not to offend delicate Mohammedan sensibilities.
The left champions “democracy” over the rule of law, and over individual rights. If enough people vote themselves a share of the public wealth, leftist logic says they are “entitled” to it.
So, what happens when a substantial portion of the Eurotopian electorate decides that Mohammedan law should apply to gay people?
Which building would you want to be thrown from.
It may not come to that for a while, but even before persecution of gays becomes official policy, how long will it take before Eurotopian authorities choose to look the other way when gays are attacked in the streets by youths of indeterminate ethnic origin and religious belief system?
A Swedish Nationalist Group is planning on routing a gay pride parade through a Mohammedan neighborhood.
Gay pride parades in Europe generally don’t go anywhere near Muslim areas, for obvious reasons. In Nørrebro, Copenhagen (where only 30% of the population are Muslim, as opposed to the more than 75% in the Swedish areas), gay pride parades learned the hard way not to tread within Islamic strongholds. Formerly, there was a large gay pride parade that went through Nørrebrogade (the main high street of the area). Gays would take stones to the head every year from Muslims, so they re-routed.
There are no plans to force the Mohammedans to bake cakes, for them, however.
BTW: Mohammedan Immigrants to the USA are eager to set-up “No-go” zones here as well.
Hat Tip: Papa Giorgio
A gay and transsexual couple from Russia hate that country’s anti-gay laws so much that they have defected… to ISIS.
The pair claimed that they had suffered persecution and abuse from family and locals in the home in Kamchatka region in the extreme east of Russia.
They hoped they would be welcomed if they went to Syria after watching an ISIS recruitment video online.
The source on this seems pretty dubious; not Chinese newspaper dubious, but enough to advise caution. Still, it’s not completely implausible. After all, Queers for Palestine is a thing.