What should trouble gay Americans more than anything else, is that the homo-cide of the Middle East is coming to Western shores. The Netherlands is one of the most liberal places on earth where the gay community in Amsterdam have lived peacefully for many years. Bruce Bawer of Pajamas Media wrote his observations in a must-read article called “First They Came For the Gays.”
Yet for a while there, in much of Western Europe, homosexuality was on its way to being a non-issue. In Amsterdam in the late 1990s, I was delightfully surprised to discover that when groups of straight teenage boys passed gay couples in the streets, they just walked past without any reaction whatsoever. The sight of gay people didn’t upset, threaten, amuse, or confuse them; the familiar, insecure urge to respond to open homosexuality with some kind of distancing, disdainful word or gesture – and thereby affirm to one another, and to themselves, their own heterosexual credentials – was simply not part of those kids’ makeup. For me, it was a remarkable experience. Amsterdam then seemed to me the leading edge of a new wave in the progress of human civilization.
But Sharia is creeping into Holland. Attacks on gays are on the rise, in broad daylight. What makes the top three examples of Islamic intolerance the most important on the list is that the horror of the executions in the Middle East are the natural progression to the open hostility toward gays that is going on, unchecked, in Europe. The West is the only place left with any semblance of freedom and if Europeans don’t arise against the freedom-killing ideology of Islam, they will be tossed into a medieval hell that is plaguing the Middle East. While there is still time to stop it, Europeans must raise the alarm.
The reason for the rise in gay bashings in Europe is clear – and it’s the same reason for the rise in rape. As the number of Muslims in Europe grows, and as the proportion of those Muslims who were born and bred in Europe also grows, many Muslim men are more inclined to see Europe as a part of the umma (or Muslim world), to believe that they have the right and duty to enforce sharia law in the cities where they live, and to recognize that any aggression on their part will likely go unpunished. Such men need not be actively religious in order to feel that they have carte blanche to assault openly gay men and non-submissive women, whose freedom to live their lives as they wish is among the most conspicuous symbols of the West’s defiance of holy law.
The so-called “free” press in Europe refuses to report on the growing threat to the gay community.
So it is that even when there are brutal gay-bashings, few journalists write about them; of those who do, few mention that the perpetrators are Muslims; and those who do mention it take the line that these perpetrators are lashing out in desperate response to their own oppression.
A model at a gay fashion show, ironically put on to promote tolerance toward gays, was dragged off the stage and beaten by a group of Muslim youths.
Police arrived on the scene but it is unclear whether the ten homophobic Muslim youths were arrested or charged.
This kind of behavior will only increase when the penalties are so ambiguous and soft. Europe is traveling down a very dangerous path, not only for gays but for women and free-thinkers across the globe.