Thursday, August 6, 2015

Islam vs. Israel on Gay Rights

It’s so dishonest when bigoted Islam apologists point to one isolated ultra-Orthodox Jewish assailant stabbing at the Jerusalem Gay Pride while remaining silent about the ongoing apartheid and genocide against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) persons perpetuated by mainstream Muslims across the Islamic World.
Here’s how "moderate" Muslims terrorize gays trapped under Islam:
Homosexuals are criminanalized and hung in Iran, castrated and beheaded inSaudi Arabia, jailed in Egypt, thrown off buildings in the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, honorably killed by their families in Palestine, flogged in Pakistan, raped by police in Afghanistan, gunned down in Nigeria, slaughtered in Yemen, stoned in Brunei and Mauritania, whiplashed in Sudan and tortured to death across the rest of the Muslim World. And there’s no place LGBTI persons living under Islam can hide since they have no legal status and deemed an abomination worthy of no mercy by Allah or Prophet's followers.
Let’s compare the homophobic countries across the Muslim World with the torch of light in the region that is gay-friendly Israel.
Israel is the only country in the greater Middle East where:
-Same-sex activity has been legal since 1988.
-Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation was prohibited in 1992.
-Same-sex couples allowed to adopt after a court decision in 2008.
-Recent polls indicate the majority of Israelis support gay marriage.
-The law already recognizes gay marriages performed elsewhere.
-Gay pride parade festivals are held in the major cities.
-Openly gay, lesbian and bisexual soldiers serve without hindrance in all branches of the military.