Leftist “news” source CNN doesn’t know what to make of Israel’s arrest and detention of a 16 year-old female Palestinian activist:
Feminists know the truth however, quickly condemning the evil Jewish oppressors of a plucky Muslim female:
So, what will feminists have to say about an openly gay Australian Imam’s attempt to provide a safe worship space for LGBT Muslims?
Australia’s only openly gay Imam is pushing for the country’s first LGBTI-friendly mosque that would also act as a safe house and counselling centre.
Nur Warsame said he is dealing with an “avalanche of misery” among LGBTI Muslims who have no support services or safe spaces.
Imam Nur is a devout Muslim who once led one of Melbourne’s largest mosques. When he came out as gay in 2010 the Muslim clergy severed ties with him, despite his rare credentials as a hafiz — someone who has memorised the Koran.
He has since become an increasingly vocal advocate for the rights of LGBTI Muslims, despite receiving ongoing death threats.
An “avalanche of misery” amongst followers of the religion of peace and tolerance? Surely this is delusional:
Sam Hawli, 27, came out to his father during an anxiety attack.
“He said, ‘Are you on drugs? I can help you, why are you shaking?’ I put my trust in his words and I said to him, ‘I’m gay’,” Mr Hawli said.
“That was the beginning of something I thought would never hit my life. He stopped talking to me that day and that’s when my life changed in a very dramatic, negative way.”
He said he experienced repeated violence and was ostracised by members of western Sydney’s Muslim community.
Ostracisation is the least of their worries:
Nurul Huda, president of Sydney Queer Muslims, said most of the group’s members live double lives.
“One particular member is so scared that his parents will track him down to this story and will kill him … because they have tried before,” she said.
“I’ve seen the scars on his body from the beating. Are you saying that he’s the one going to Hell?”
She said despite this conflict and resistance, many LGBTI Muslims are still devoted to their faith.
“We’ve got members who pray five times a day, go to Friday prayers and are preparing to go to Hajj, and all of this with the anxiety that somebody can jump them, they will be publicly shamed or hurt,” she said.
Australian feminists strongly advocate for LGBT rights and will no doubt condemn Muslim oppression of gays, bisexuals and the differently gendered. Don’t hold your breath.