Friday, July 01, 2016

Daniel Greenfield, Frontpage Magazine: Stonewalling Muslim Homophobia

To read the entire item by writer, blogger and thinker Daniel Greenfield, kindly click on this link:


Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

From the article:

At the recent New York City LGBT Pride parade, marchers carried a rainbow flag imprinted with black letters, “Republican Hate Kills!” That same day, Islamist Turkey dispersed an attempt at a gay pride parade in Istanbul with tear gas and rubber bullets. Turkish cops in gas masks wearing black converged on a few hundred protesters, seized their rainbow flags and detained a number of prominent figures.
The week before that, a Trans Pride parade in Istanbul had been shut down the same way. Last year, the gay pride parade had been stopped with tear gas and water cannons.
The overlap of the date for the event with the Islamic period of Ramadan ended up dooming the parade. It was eventually banned for security reasons because “provocative acts and events may take place when the sensitivities that have emerged in society are taken into account”. What did that mean?
The Anatolia Muslim Youth Association had warned that it would act "to prevent fa...ts from marching". The Muslim Youth Association, a notoriously jolly bunch, had previously made headlines for putting up anti-Christmas posters showing Muslims punching Santa in the face.
Only in the Muslim world does a War on Christmas go together with gay-bashing.
The Muslim Youth Association is one of the leaves on the old Islamist Milli Gorus tree. Milli Gorus believes in a vast Jewish-Catholic-Protestant conspiracy against Turkey. The biggest leaf on that tree though is the AKP whose Islamist politicians rule over Turkey. The Muslim Youth Association still worships at the altar of Necmettin Erbakan, the bigoted former Islamist Prime Minister of Turkey who served as a mentor to Turkey’s current big boss Erdogan.
And the Anatolia Muslim Youth Association is not just a concern for Turkey. It has a branch in the United Status. Various Milli Gorus groups have tens of thousands of recruits in Europe and other countries.
Not that the New York LGBT marchers would care about any of that. Nor would they be interested in the fact that Omar Mateen, the Orlando gay club Jihadist, was a registered Democrat who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State whose solution to gay rights is throwing gay men off buildings.
Hillary Clinton put in an appearance at the New York parade, but Omar had liked her. So did the ”moderate” Muslim Brotherhood, whose spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi had called for lashing gays or possibly putting them to death. He also praised Hitler for trying to exterminate the Jews and wrote that female genital mutilation “enhances” a wife’s “conjugal relation with her husband”. The third wife of the 89-year-old cleric, who also believes that Islam allows wife-beating, had no comment.
Huma Abedin, Hillary’s aide who accompanied her to the LGBT Pride parade, is the daughter of a Muslim Sisterhood member who was linked to Qaradawi. In Women in Islam, the book written by Huma’s mother, lashing for “fornicators,” a term that Qaradawi would apply to gay people, is endorsed. It also justifies the murder of Muslims who leave Islam and okays female genital mutilation.

But there really is nothing “radical” about the Islamic murder of gay people. There are plenty of Muslim countries that punish gay men with death. Most others will usually criminalize it in some fashion. Mohammed’s command to kill gay men appears in numerous Islamic Hadiths. His successor had a gay man burned at the stake. His son-in-law had a gay man thrown from the minaret of a mosque.
These were the highest authorities in Islam. When ISIS throws gay men off buildings, it is following in the footsteps of the mainstream founders and leaders of the Islamic religion.