Daniel Greenfield takes us behind the rhetoric, and exposes the rank hypocrisy of the left
The constitution of ‘Palestine’, a terror state funded by the rest of the world, declares that “Islam is the official religion in Palestine” and that “Islamic Sharia shall be a principal source of legislation”.
Sharia, or Islamic law, imposes the death penalty on homosexuality. That’s the way it is from Qatar to Iran, and Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan. So it shouldn’t have been much of a surprise when a gathering by Al-Qaws, a gay right group operating under Palestinian Authority rule, was met with severe threats.
The Palestinian Authority police, a paramilitary terror organization which draws its personnel from supporters of Fatah, the core group of the PLO, warned that gay activists would be arrested and tried.
A spokesman for the PA police said that gay rights were “harmful to the higher values and ideals of Palestinian society” and “unrelated to religions and Palestinian traditions and customs.” That was a convoluted way of saying that homosexuality was unacceptable under Islam and Islamic law.
While the PA urged locals to turn in members of Al-Qaws and ‘Palestinians’ denounced them and called for their deaths, the Soros-funded gay rights organization jumped into action and blamed Israel.
Ah, here is classic leftist propaganda at work. Nations, like Israel, America, etc. are demonized as “anti-Gay” by the left. Israel of, course, is painted in horrific ways by the left. The state of Israel, they say oppresses Palestinians. Israel, of course has made repeated attempts to live in peace. The Palestinians have responded by launching thousand of rockets at Israeli citizens, and launching terror attacks targeting Israelis. The left excuses these by blaming “both sides”, especially Israel. And, apparently the left also excuses the evil ideology of Sharia and its persecution of Homosexuals as long as Palestine does it. They prefer, it seems, to blame Israel, but of course.
In an official Twitter statement, Al-Qaws claimed that “singling out incidents of homophobia in Palestinian society ignores the complexities of Israel’s colonization and military occupation being a contributing factor to Palestinian LGBTQ oppression.” And it told foreign journalists to “situate Palestinian LGBTQ oppression within the larger context of Israeli occupation.”
Somehow, Muslim terrorists targeting gay people is the fault of the Jews.
This is, of course demented. Israel protects the rights of ALL its people, Including Homosexuals
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Israel are the most developed in the Middle East, and among the most tolerant in Asia. Although same-sex sexual activity was legalized in 1988, the former law against sodomy had not been enforced since a court decision in 1963. Israel became the first country in Asia to recognize unregistered cohabitation between same-sex couples, making it the first country in Asia to recognize any same-sex union. Although same-sex marriages are not performed in the country, Israel recognizes same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation was prohibited in 1992. Same-sex couples are allowed to jointly adopt after a court decision in 2008, while previously allowing stepchild adoptions and limited co-guardianship rights for non-biological parents. LGBT people are also allowed to serve openly in the military.
Tel Aviv has frequently been referred to by publishers as one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world, famous for its annual Pride Parade and gay beach, earning it the nickname “the gay capital of the Middle East” by Out magazine. According to LGBT travelers, it was ranked as the best gay city in 2011, despite reports of some LGBT violence during the 2000s, which were criticized by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres. A monument dedicated to the gay victims of the Holocaust was erected in Tel Aviv in 2014. Opinion polls have found that a majority of Israelis support the legalization of same-sex marriage, as well as adoption and surrogacy rights for same-sex couples.
So, it seems that the left cares far less about defending human rights than about demonizing a nation that actually does defend those rights. Please go read all of Greenfield’s piece it is eye opening example of how the left talks a good game on human rights, but pushes an agenda that erases human rights