My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Gays take the lead in fighting muslim intolerance...

Peter Tatchell is one of the leading gay he is fighting muslim intolerance...
Clare Short was today urged to cancel a Westminster meeting she organised tonight to allow MPs to hear Hizb ut-Tahrir argue why they should not be banned under forthcoming terror legislation.

The extremist Muslim group, which has previously put out literature calling for Jews to be killed, is already prohibited in Germany and the Netherlands, and is expected to be added to a list of proscribed organisations when the government's current terror bill comes into law.

Ms Short, a former cabinet minister and MP for Birmingham Sparkbrook, has invited Hizb ut-Tahrir to the Commons tonight to put their case to MPs.

But today the homosexual human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said the group was "no more fit to be hosted in the House of Commons than the BNP".

Saying he had received death threats from the group in the 90s for being gay, he accused the organisation of hiding its true nature since the threat of the ban.

In an open letter to Ms Short, Mr Tatchell wrote: "you are hosting a meeting of the misogynistic, homophobic and anti-semitic Muslim fundamentalist group, Hizb ut-Tahrir, at the House of Commons on Wednesday 1 March."

"Perhaps you are not aware of the true nature of this group, and its anti-democratic and anti-humanitarian goals?"
You wouldn't see this happen in Canada.


Anonymous DEREK PEARCE said...

This reminds me of the big-picture argument I often have with my more leftie gay friends about the war on terror in general. They don't seem to understand that this fight is ALSO VERY MUCH their fight. I feel sometimes as if I'm hitting my head against a brick wall in trying to point out to /convince them that standing up to radical Islamists is not simply "imperialist," but a genuine battle of human rights for everyone.

11:16 PM  
Anonymous primvs pilvs said...

They should be allowed to speak but it should be an interogation (or inquisition) rather than a "meeting". Banning them makes you no better than they are.

8:50 AM  

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