Hamas,  Homophobia,  The Left

“[P]art of the global Left”

[The] pro-tyrant left thinks it holds the key to the entire world in the palm of its hand. If America is opposed to a tyrant, then—there is some dubious logic here, but this really is the crucial move—the tyrant must be opposing America. And—this is the last stretch, stay with me—therefore the tyrant is an “anti-imperialist” and, objectively, “progressive.”

And these ideas have been adopted in softer forms throughout the culture—we see it in the refusal of emotional commitment to the West in its battles against dictators and terrorists, the refusal to credit the West with anything but malign intent, the tendency to blame ourselves when we are attacked, the demonization of Israel, and the pathological refusal to see plain the nature of forces such as Hamas and Hezbollah, who were defined by the leading American academic Judith Butler as “part of the global Left.”

Alan Johnson

To put the matter as starkly as possible: from the standpoint of Marxism and international socialism an illiterate, conservative, superstitious Muslim Palestinian peasant who supports Hamas is more progressive than an educated liberal atheist Israeli who supports Zionism (even critically).

John Molyneux, writing in International Socialism, a quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers’ Party

Homosexuality involves a filthy place, and does not generate offspring. Homosexuality leads to the destruction of the homosexual. That is why, brothers, homosexuality carries the death penalty. There are thousands of notions around the world, according to which a homosexual is a normal person, with homosexual genes.

Therefore, the British health secretary says: “I’m a homosexual.” He said it just like that, in a press conference. An Italian minister also said: “I’m a homosexual.” When the US ambassador to Bucharest received his nomination from the US State Department, he came to the ceremony with a homosexual partner, rather than a wife.

In America, they give the privileges of a wife to a [homo]sexual partner. In Canada, if you have a Canadian sexual partner, you are eligible for Canadian citizenship. It’s frightening…

We are extremely lucky in our countries. When the head of the [Islamic] community in Australia came to bid me farewell at the airport, he began to cry, and said: “Tell our brothers in Syria that the garbage heaps of Syria are better than the gardens of Australia.” When I asked him why, he said: “There is a 150% chance that you will see your son with an earring in his right ear.” This means that he is a homosexual. If he wears an earring in his left ear, it means something else, because there is an active homosexual and there is a passive homosexual. Earrings in both ears is the worst: 150% chance of homosexuality.

–Syrian scholar Muhammad Rateb Al-Nabulsi on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV in Gaza

But surely, in the name of balance, Al-Aqsa TV broadcast another speaker defending the rights of homosexuals… What’s that?

Never mind.

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