by William Teach | June 15, 2016 7:12 am
So far, the NY Times Editorial Board hasn’t blamed guns for the Orlando Islamist massacre. There have been plenty of other op-eds that have done that, as well as thinly veiled opinion pieces masquerading as articles. Because the EB knows exactly what’s to blame. No, not hardcore extremist Islam. What, you think they would actually go down that road? Pfffffft
The Corrosive Politics That Threaten L.G.B.T. Americans
Omar Mateen shattered the tenuous, hard-fought sense of personal safety that many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans have begun to feel as the movement for equality has made significant gains in recent years. His bullets and the blood he left behind that early morning were a reminder that in many corners of the country, gay and transgender people are still regarded as sinners and second-class citizens who should be scorned.
Huh. It’s the fault of our citizens.
While the precise motivation for the rampage remains unclear, it is evident that Mr. Mateen was driven by hatred toward gays and lesbians. Hate crimes don’t happen in a vacuum. They occur where bigotry is allowed to fester, where minorities are vilified and where people are scapegoated for political gain. Tragically, this is the state of American politics, driven too often by Republican politicians who see prejudice as something to exploit, not extinguish.
See? They don’t quite know what the motivation was….
…but they can sure tell you that it’s Republicans who refuse to agree with things like gay marriage and the gender confused in bathrooms with young girls.
Yet, that fight remains far from over. Since the marriage ruling, several Republican-led state legislatures and Republican governors and federal lawmakers have redoubled their fight against legal protections for people on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. So far this year, more than 200 anti-L.G.B.T. bills have been introduced in 34 states.
Yet, none of those Republicans do this
Horrible! ISIS stone a 15-year-old Syrian boy to death for the 'crime' of being gay. https://t.co/ADSvX2d80Q pic.twitter.com/HTLKvgvTcT
— ????Metro Manila Pride (@mmprideorg) June 4, 2016
It’s hard to say how many politicians take these positions as a matter of principle and how many do so because it has proved to be an effective way in the past to raise money and turn out the vote. As the funerals are held for those who perished on Sunday, lawmakers who have actively championed discriminatory laws and policies, and those who have quietly enabled them with votes, should force themselves to read the obituaries and look at the photos. The 49 people killed in Orlando were victims of a terrorist attack. But they also need to be remembered as casualties of a society where hate has deep roots.
The NY Times, like so many other Leftist organizations and individual Leftists, is utterly unable to assign any blame what so ever to the extremist wing of Islam, for which, depending on the study, has anywhere from 10-25% believing in the hardcore version, which believes in things like hanging gays, stoning gays, whipping gays, throwing gays from buildings, etc. 52% of British Muslims want to make being gay illegal. In Muslim countries around the world, well over 3/4ths say being gay is immoral. They want Sharia law, as well. And there is a large percent of Islam that is more than willing to use force to defend Islam.
A good chunk of Muslim countries have laws that say it is illegal to be gay, and good number have law that says being gay is punishable by death.
But, hey, it is so much easier to blame all Republicans with a broad brush, rather than target the segment of Islam that is willing to
You can start here if you’re willing to read about and view pictures of gays being stoned to death by ISIS. Obama’s BFF’s Iran loves hanging gays. Glenn Greenwald wants people to “stop exploiting LGBT issues to demonize Islam and justify anti-Muslim policies.” Certainly, there have been some attacks done in the name of Christianity against gays, yet, the vast majority of Christians find the attacks abhorrent. Hating gays in Islam is formalized.
Why is it so difficult for Leftists to assign blame to the hardcore extremist portion of Islam? Leftists have certainly prioritized extremist Islam over LGBT.
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