Wednesday, 13 June 2018

"Palestinians: No Place for Gays" by Khaled Abu Toameh from "The Gatestone Institute"!!

by Khaled Abu Toameh  •  June 13th 
  • Mahmoud Ishtiwi was executed in Gaza by three bullets to the chest, because he lived among people who consider homosexuality a sin punishable by death -- and who act on it.
  • What can one learn from the controversy? Basically, that it is safer to be a member of Hamas than to be gay. Palestinian leaders would much rather see young Palestinians trying to kill Israelis than talk about gays in their own society. In the world of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, there is no room for comedy or satire.

As Israelis celebrated tolerance at the Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv, their Palestinian neighbors were busy doing precisely the opposite: demanding the firing of people who produced a TV comedy about gays in Gaza. Pictured: Tens of thousands of participants take part in the annual Gay Pride parade on June 8, 2018, in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)
On June 8, an estimated 250,000 people attended the Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv. Tourists from all around the world came to Israel to watch and participate in the event. The theme of this year's event is "The Community Makes History" -- a reference to the LGBT community in Israel.
Meanwhile, as the Israelis were celebrating tolerance on the streets of Tel Aviv, their Palestinian neighbors were busy doing precisely the opposite: they were demanding that people should be fired for producing a television comedy about gay people in the Gaza Strip.
The controversial program, called "Out of Focus," has drawn strong condemnations from Palestinians, who are now calling for punishing those responsible for "insulting Arab and Islamic values."

No comments:

Post a Comment