Skip to comments.Is the LGBT-Muslim Clash Aiding the Rise of the Right in Europe?
Posted on 09/27/2017 11:26:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
OutRight Action International has published quotes from speakers at the meeting of the LGBTI Core Group during the recent United Nations General Assembly.
The LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey held its annual conference in Podgorica, Montenegro on September 20-23. AP reported that police provided protection for an LGBT pride event in a country noted for its macho culture. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported that an event organizer says LGBT right activists want harsher penalties for antigay attacks that he says currently are treated as ordinary fistfights.
Activists around the world marked Celebrate Bisexuality Day (Bi Visibility Day) on Saturday, September 23, capping off Bisexual Awareness Week.
The far-right and anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party (AfD) pick up seats in Parliament on Sunday, coming in third overall, as voters gave Angela Merkel a fourth term as prime minister. The party is led by lesbian Alice Weidel, who Haarest says has been running on her own story as a lesbian mother of two and former Goldman Sachs banker, trying to put a softer, more tolerant face on the far-right of German politics. But when marriage was legalized for same-sex couples in June, AfDs website ran an obituary for German family values.
Earlier this month, CNN examined why some gay men in Germany support the far right. The story features a gay victim of a brutal assault at the hands of two locally known Muslim extremists who fled to Syria and have not been arrested. In a related story, Bruce Bawer, writing at the right-wing PJ Media, says that gays in Europe are alarmed by Islam and moving to the Right.
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Maybe, just maybe, understanding that Islam is a threat to civilization is NOT exclusively a “right-wing” thing.
Sounds cynical, but its too early for the right to get involved. I would let the fight escalate.
Certainly the Left won’t do anything about it, and that’s the point.
I would not be surprised if a cultural divide happens between the USA gay community being liberal and the European gay community being conservative.
Right now, Europeans are turning a blind eye to the spike in rapes of young women, anti-Semitic attacks and assaults of homosexuals by Muslims. Fear of Islamic terrorism and multi-culturalists’ inability to condemn other cultures no matter how retrograde put Islam above any other “oppressed” group.
Fury as watchdog says it’s OK to send gay people death threats but only if you’re Muslim
In the old days if people heard the phrase "Bi Visibility Day" they might have thought it had something to do with bifocals.
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