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 (

Friday, January 30, 2009

Queers for Palestine??

It really bothers me when I see people carrying gay flags at anti-Israel hatefests....
Of all the slogans chanted and displayed at anti-Israel rallies over the past month, surely "Queers for Palestine" ranks as the most oxymoronic. It is the motto of the San Francisco–based Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT), a group advocating financial divestment from the Jewish State. QUIT contends that Zionism is racism, regularly demonstrates at gay pride marches, organizes with far-right Muslim organizations, and successfully lobbied the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission to boycott the 2006 World Pride Conference due to its location that year in Jerusalem.

What makes QUIT oxymoronic is that their affinity for Palestine isn't reciprocated. There may be queers for Palestine, but Palestine certainly isn't for queers, either in the livable or empathetic sense. Like all Islamic polities, the Palestinian Authority systematically harasses gay people. Under the cloak of rooting out Israeli "collaborators," P.A. officials extort, imprison, and torture gays. But Palestinian oppression of homosexuality isn't merely a matter of state policy, it's one firmly rooted in Palestinian society, where hatred of gays surpasses even that of Jews. Last October, a gay Palestinian man with an Israeli lover petitioned Israel's high court of justice for asylum, claiming that his family threatened to kill him if he did not "reform." He's one of the few lucky Palestinians to be able to challenge his plight.

And that"s only in the relatively benign West Bank. The Gaza Strip, which has stagnated under the heel of Hamas"s Islamofascist rule since 2007, is an even more dangerous place for gays, 'a minority of perverts and the mentally and morally sick,' in the words of a senior Hamas leader. As in Iran, Hamas"s patron and the chief sponsor of international terrorism, even the mere suspicion of homosexuality will get one killed in Gaza, being hurled from the roof of a tall building the method of choice.
Of course, Israel is the only country in the middle east that has embrace gay rights - with gays proudly serving in the military


Blogger robins111 said...

Fred, I'm not really certain that 'there are' Gay's in the marches and protest.

If you recall a short time ago, there was a halfwit who couldn't spell Jew's and was at the front of the crowd.

Given the level of intelligence of some of these idiots. they probably think the flag is for the Hamas.

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any gay supporting any islamic group is a fool. muslims would cut their heads off given the right set of circumstances.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

listen...i understand that you guys feel strongly about homesexuality and you want society to be fine with it. but i hate the fact that fred is high lighting the fact that these people are muslims. yes in is islam they dont approve of homesexuality but im a muslim and i have lots a gay friends and if you just get to know us people you will realise we arent crazy religious bastards(as someone once called me) because many muslims usally look at the way people act and not the lifestyle they choose. yes it might be small minority. but could you please not lable all muslims like that. we are all humans after all, right? humans who look different but i believe we are all the same in our own special way. so please dont think because one muslim does something all muslims are like that. as i said we are different in our own special way.

5:25 PM  

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