Tuesday, February 21, 2017

US: Students protest after Gay Professor says that Muslim immigration to the U.S. should be restricted in the name of gay rights.

(North Carolina) When Shannon Gilreath, a law professor North Carolina's Wake Forest University, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Blade — “America's Leading LGBT News Source” — arguing that Islamic immigration to the U.S. should be restricted in the name of gay rights.
“I come from the American Left. I am a feminist. I am a gay rights activist. Consequently, the argument I am about to make for tighter U.S. controls on immigration of Muslims may surprise some readers. It shouldn’t. Islam is endemically antithetical to the well-being of gay people. If anything approaching this kind of destruction had been unleashed under the banner of any political organization, the Nazis or Klan for examples, the Left would be quick to condemn..."
The local student population took umbrage . How dare somebody complain about the homophobia woven into the DNA of Islam. Why Rakin Nasar accused Gilreath of over-exaggerating Muslim homophobia, suggesting that non-Muslim countries, such as Russia, are homophobic, as well.
“Shannon Gilreath’s evidence over-exaggerates how homophobic Muslims are. We should not pretend that only Muslim majority countries are homophobic.”
Of course he is right, but the fact remains Professor Gilreath wasn't taking about Russia, he was talking about the Western world , where gays rights are protected. Yes there are bigots found in all colours and across all faiths, but the fact remains Muslims have no problem expressing their bigoted views towards the LGBT crowd. I mean look at how Omar Mateen murdered 49 people and wounded another 53 at the Pulse (gay) nightclub in Orlando last June. Across the Islamic world advertising yourself as Gay usually means a death sentence. Yet when a Gay man points out the homophobia within the Islamic community , the so called enlightened student population scream foul play: 

What is Gilreath’s “evidence” that Islam must be singled out from all other religions for special discriminatory treatment? He catalogues a list of recent terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists. Of course, Islamic extremist terrorism is a serious problem that must be condemned and fought. But we must also condemn Christian terrorist atrocities in the Central African Republic, India, Lebanon and Uganda, as well as the United States, where Christian terrorists have bombed abortion clinics and murdered doctors. Likewise, we must condemn Jewish terrorists who have murdered Muslims and a prime minister of Israel; Hindu pogroms against Muslims in India; and Buddhist pogroms in Sri Lanka and Myanmar. But we must not tar all religious people as terrorists, much less single out only Muslims for special discriminatory treatment.

For me this tweet of one such protester object to Professor Gilreath says all I need to know about the stupidity of students across the Western world: