When American Muslims, like Jonathan Brown, loudly encourage the Muslim community to support LGBT rights in the US context, the question arises: Should Muslims also insist on LGBT rights outside the US, specifically in the Muslim world?
It seems only logical that if American Muslims will passionately defend LGBT rights in the US out of some moral concern for equal rights, they should believe in the same rights for any homosexual and transgendered persons in Muslim countries. Why would there be a difference?
As Brown argues:
Muslims in the U.S. should affirm and advocate for many (but not necessarily all) LGBTQ rights, not because of a quid pro quo they-stood-by-us-so-we-have-to-stand-by-them logic, but rather because Muslims in the U.S. and LGBTQ groups seek protection for the same rights and, ironically, arguably have a common vision for the country’s future.
It is not clear what Brown means by this. In what world do Muslims and LGBT advocates have the same vision for America’s future? Do Muslims want to see their children taught an LGBT curriculum in schools? Do Muslims want their businesses to be forced by law to serve gay weddings? Are Muslims enthusiastic about “Drag Queen Story Time” happening in their local libraries?
Brown concludes his article with this:
One of the most intense and long-running debates in American history is whether the United States is a White (Protestant) Christian country in which religious and racial minorities are welcome as long as they know their place, or if it’s a country in which there is no ruling racial or religious majority but only a common framework of rights and a vision of equal liberty in which all are welcome provided they affirm the rights and liberties of others. The first vision has never been able to, and still cannot, accept real demographic, religious, or moral diversity. The second embraces this diversity and makes it a strength. It’s also a vision not too different from the one that Muslims held for many centuries. It seems like the vision that Muslim Americans should fight for now.
So you see, diversity must be embraced because it is a strength! And you can’t have true diversity unless there is a healthy dose of sodomy and drag mixed in there.
Apparently, this is a vision Muslims have held for centuries. We love diversity! The only question is, why does the US get to hog all that juicy diversity? If diversity is strength, as Brown so eloquently puts it, we need to spread the love. Literally. We need to strengthen Muslim nations around the world by ensuring that true diversity is embraced and “LGBT minority rights” are championed from Morocco to Indonesia and every Muslim society in between.
You know what that means? Drag Queen Story Hour for ALL Muslim children worldwide!!!
At least that’s the clear implication of Brown’s logic. Hopefully, he can clarify, perhaps with another article for Yaqeen Institute, on why Muslims should be vociferous defenders of LGBT rights in the US but, at the same time, oppose LGBT rights in the Muslim world, since such “rights” are categorically contrary to Islam.
Here Comes Ilhan
While Muslim academics like Brown and Yaqeen Institute provide the “intellectual” basis for Muslim support of LGBT rights, politicians like Ilhan “The Sharia Is Barbaric” Omar are the warriors on the front line, championing that potent mix of sodomy and drag for Muslim nations.
In the latest Twitter controversy, some obscure Twitter account called “Robby Starbuck” tweeted at Ilhan and her “squad,” daring them to denounce the recent move by the Palestinian Authority to ban LGBT demonstrations in the West Bank.
Ilhan, of course, was all too eager to take the bait and reply to this random, no-name account, to prove just how important LGBT in Palestine means to her.
This is not news, of course. Ilhan has denounced Muslim nations for not satisfactorily embracing the rainbow since before she was elected.
Two things to note:
First, on LGBT for the Muslim world, there is absolute two-party consensus. Republicans and Democrats have come together on the one issue that unites them through thick and thin: men rectally penetrating other men. Donald Trump’s administration has made it clear that they intend to put pressure on all Muslim countries to de-criminalize same sex behavior, contrary to the dictates of the Sharia and Islamic ethics writ large practiced in many of these countries.
Even bitter enemies like Zionists and BDS-supporters can join hands and shed a tear for the poor LGBT Palestinians who can’t freely enjoy man-on-man anal sex.
Secondly, how far is Ilhan willing to go to defend LGBT rights in Palestine?
She has already shown what she is willing to do as a legislator against a small Muslim nation like Brunei for its stance against LGBT, working to pass laws in Congress to impose strict sanctions for the purpose of crippling the country.
So if she is going to be consistent, she should also impose similar sanctions against the Palestinian Authority. Why sanction some Muslim governments with anti-LGBT policies and not others?
Without a doubt, Republicans and Zionists will make sure to exploit this inconsistency on Ilhan’s part. Why is she in support of sanctions for other anti-LGBT countries, but not Palestine? And, Ilhan, being the clueless controlled opposition puppet she is, will most likely cave and make precisely the denunciations against Palestinian political groups that the Zionists are hoping for. This will, then, cause quite a bind for all those BDS, pro-Ilhan fanboys, seeing their champion in Congress denouncing Palestine. Awkward…
It’s funny. Some were claiming that Palestine is a red-line, no compromise issue for Ilhan “The Sharia Is Barbaric” Omar. As it turns out, the only no compromise issue for her is gay love and men surgically removing their genitalia to transition to womanhood (or vice versa).
Break Out the Rainbows!
Ilhan was not content to merely denounce Palestine for not sharing her hatred for the Sharia. She also went out of her way to promote to her 1.5 million followers a shady LGBT advocacy group called alQaws.
Given all this, we have to ask, how pro-Palestine is Ilhan really?
She opposes the religion of Palestinians. She has loudly denounced the two main political parties of the Palestinians: The PA and Hamas. She is also an advocate of the two-state solution. On all these major points, she is in perfect lockstep with AIPAC and American Zionists.
Lately, Ilhan has also been retweeting Zionist shill and BDS-violater Wajahat Ali.
I’m sure that all the Muslim supporters of BDS will have no problem with their shero Ilhan amplifying MLI “faith-washing” stooge Wajahat.
And As Usual…
Let’s take a moment to remember and appreciate those who, time and again, pick up the megaphone to bravely promote our beloved Ilhan to the Muslim community around the world.