The Gaystapo and Islam

Politics, as usual, makes strange bedfellows. The Gaystapo — which includes a lot of non-gays — wants to punish anyone who declines to endorse same-sex “marriage” by providing such things as flowers, cakes, and pizzas for occasions related to such “marriages.” Islamists want to punish (quite literally) anyone who dares to draw, exhibit, or publish an image of Muhammad.

Here’s where it gets really weird — if you’re a stickler for logical consistency. Islamists are well-known for their condemnation and punishment of homosexuality. But it is safe to say that persons who are sympathetic to Islam and willing to overlook such “peccadillos” as the stoning to death of queers (and unfaithful female spouses) constitute a large fraction of the Gaystapo. Oh, I should have mentioned Shari’ah law, which doesn’t seem to bother the typical member of the Gaystapo, even though it forces Islam down the throats of all who are subject to it — and the goal of Islamists is to subject everyone to it.

Which brings me to the common denominator of Islamism and the Gaystapo (and the left, generally): a strong taste for repression. They’re not such strange bedfellows, after all.

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  1. “In my very favorite example of this kind of thinking, the very same words can be proof of two entirely different hate crimes. Iqbal Sacranie is a Muslim of such exemplary ‘moderation’ he’s been knighted by the Queen. The head of the Muslim Council of Britain, Sir Iqbal was interviewed on the BBC and expressed the view that homosexuality was ‘immoral,’ was ‘not acceptable,’ ‘spreads disease,’ and ‘damaged the very foundations of society.’ A gay group complained and Sir Iqbal was investigated by Scotland Yard’s ‘community safety unit’ for ‘hate crimes’ and ‘homophobia.’

    “Independently but simultaneously, the magazine of GALHA (the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association) called Islam a ‘barmy doctrine’ growing ‘like a canker’ and deeply ‘homophobic.’ In return, the London Race Hate Crime Forum asked Scotland Yard to investigate GALHA for ‘Islamophobia.’

    “Got that? If a Muslim says that Islam is opposed to homosexuality, Scotland Yard will investigate him for homophobia; but if a gay says that Islam is opposed to homosexuality, Scotland Yard will investigate him for Islamophobia. Two men say exactly the same thing and they’re investigated for different hate crimes.” –Mark Steyn (8/29/2011)

    http://www.steynonline.com/4409/gagging-us-softly

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  2. It’s frightening to think that police forces in the U.S. might be used to investigate thought crimes, as police forces in the UK are, but that seems to be the direction in which we’re headed. What the left should remember is that the thought-crime game is a double-edged sword. Witness the Harper government’s threat to use Canada’s hate-crime laws against anti-Israeli groups.

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