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Thursday, 25 September 2008

Muslim violence because gays dare to hold an arts festival

So they were not empty threats. We reported yesterday that journalists had received what were thought to be Muslim threats because they had reported fairly on yesterday’s gay festival of arts in Sarajevo.

Now we hear in this Reuters report and elsewhere that men with hoods and beards shouting “Allahu akbar” (Allah is great) have been dragging people from vehicles and beating people up in the street – and all because the gay arts festival fell within the month of Ramadan. Whether any journalists were hurt we don't know, but we do know that even appearing to approve of anything gay when these religiofascists are around is asking for them to behave in their usual sweet, polite, accommodating manner, i.e. with weapons and fists and much shouting.

Six people were admitted to the Sarajevo hospital with head wounds, and a Danish visitor was the most seriously hurt (whether the nationality is significant, considering the Motoons affair, can only be speculated on).

“Organisers said the timing of the indoor festival of art, film and workshops about sexual minorities was coincidental,” says the Reuters report. And what if it hadn’t been coincidental? Must every organisation that Muslims don’t happen to like rein itself in during their special times of the year?

1 comment:

joe six-pack said...

Our very openness repulses them. I am not referring to the gay community, but our society in general, of which the gay community is an important symbol.