The West has been killing Muslims for all sorts of reasons. We’re not democratic enough, not feminist enough, and so on.
But it now seems that another letter of the LGBTQ+ religion might be given such consideration: The “T”, which doesn’t stand for “testosterone” of course, but “transgenders.”
The BBC reports about the “plight” of the transgenders in the Arab world, with the dramatic title “Helping trans people escape death in their home countries.” After giving some anecdotal examples of “persecution” and “martyrdom,” the article says:
There are still many countries where being transgender – where a person’s gender identity is different from the sex they were registered as at birth – is heavily stigmatised.
Amnesty International warned that the climate had become particularly bad during the pandemic, with many trans people “isolated with hostile family members” and unable to access healthcare or wider support.
It’s quite intriguing to note that here the BBC attacks, not the “society” (a generic word which might be confusing), but the family unit, or “hostile family members.” It’s as if they were agreeing with the “conspiracy theorists” who rightly claim that the whole LGBTQ+ movement is an attack on the family and, ultimately, on civilization itself.
After detailing the so tragic profile of transgender “Iman,” comes an interesting statement:
After going through so much, Iman resolved to keep a low profile and concentrate on her job as a performance artist.
But a political awakening came through the death of George Floyd in May 2020 and the Black Lives Matter protests. Iman says the “toxic masculinity” that fueled the problems reminded her of the way she had been treated back in Egypt.
“BLM” and “toxic masculinity.” Here we see the innate unity of all these Leftist movements. Despite the superficial dissimilarities, they recognize each other, are aware of belonging to the same nexus, exactly like a White Muslim would recognize a Black Muslim as his brother during Hajj, Leftists too have a trans-national solidarity, of sorts, in their authoritarian ideology.
The BBC continues:
In the Middle East, LGBTQ+ people are often stigmatised and subjected to harassment and violence based on their sexuality and gender identity, often at the hands of their own family.
For trans people, life can be particularly dangerous. Being trans is often considered “immoral”, and transgender people are often regarded as “criminals” or “blasphemers“.
It’s always fascinating how mass media can freely twist words to sound more sensationalist… who ever said that the transgenders are “blasphemers”? Why does the BBC feel the need to inject some religious terminology here? More generally, why does the secular media use the theological lexicon only when the context is negative?
The article ends with a shrill call to action: “Take it to the streets” (about the pro-transgender demonstrations “Iman” participated in). Isn’t that threatening? You can basically call for revolutionary activism in the name of transgenders’ rights, which is yet another demonstration of Western-liberal cultural imperialism.