Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Homophobia vs. Islamophobia: Who Will Win?

Cultural Enrichment News

The Netherlands has long been in the forefront of tolerance and support for the rights of gay people. With its institution of homosexual marriage and widespread public disapproval of gay-hatred, the Dutch have led the way for the rest of Western culture.

In recent years the cultural enrichment of major Dutch cities has caused an upsurge of violence against gays by Muslim immigrants. This trend — which has become too large to ignore completely — highlights one of the major contradictions of politically correct Multiculturalism.

According to Multiculturalism, the culture of “brown people” is above criticism. Any negative observation about their behavior is evidence of “xenophobia”, and also “Islamophobia” if they are Muslims.

According to Political Correctness, any hostility towards gays is evidence of “homophobia”.

So what happens when Muslims attack gays? Which doctrine holds the trump card?

Well, we all know the answer to that one by now — tolerance of Islam trumps everything else. Gay rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, the rights of Jews or Hindus — all are cast aside when they come into conflict with the accommodation of Islam.

Because of the cognitive dissonance induced by this contradiction, the issue of Muslim gay-hatred is generally ignored in the media. Stories of Muslim violence against homosexuals are excluded, or disguised by omitting a full description of the perpetrators. The problem is swept under the rug as much as possible.

Sometimes, however, the incidents become to egregious or too numerous to avoid, and pop up in the press. One such story was published today by NIS News:

Harassed Gay Couple Taking Police to Court

Utrecht — A homosexual couple is demanding damages from the government because the police allegedly refused to take action against Moroccan youths who systematically threatened them.

The men suffered multiple harassments. For example, their car windows were broken, ‘homo’ was scratched on the car and a brick and fireworks were thrown at their window. The couple made a police report for all these matters, but the police never took any action, says their lawyer Yehudi Moszkowicz.

On a certain day, the couple were crashed into in their car. This was done deliberately by the group of Moroccans. The police came along and asked the Moroccans if this was true; they denied it. “On this, the police concluded that there was no evidence for a deliberate collision,” according to the lawyer.

Moszkowicz notes that the police were aware of the earlier reports by the gay couple against the Moroccans at the time of the collision. “Nonetheless, the officers concluded that they could find no witnesses who could tell them which of the two versions of the story was the right one.”

On Friday, an appeal court in Arnhem will hear the couple’s case. They are demanding that the judges order the police to arrest the suspects and that the Public Prosecutor’s Office (OM) prosecute them. In a civil case against the municipality, the police and the State, they are also demanding damages of 40,000 euros.

The gay couple moved out of the neighbourhood, Terwijde in Utrecht, due to the harassment They say they have suffered substantial damages, among other things because they had to sell their house at below its valuation.


For a complete listing of previous enrichment news, see The Cultural Enrichment Archives.

Hat tip: C. Cantoni.

16 comments:

Apuleius Platonicus said...

This is a very real issue for everyone who truly believes in those great Enlightenment values of individual liberty and human equality. Islam is obviously a deadly enemy of both of those ideas, and there is no way square that particular circle.

Islam is the enemy of freedom and equality. Full stop.

Vortac said...

It's a complete irony that gay movement has always utterly supported unrestricted liberalism and multiculturalism and never missed a chance to castigate western, white conservative males for their supposed "old-fashionedness" and aversion towards "progressive" gay trends. They will now try the soup which they prepared and no doubt they will be disappointed to death... literally.

Dymphna said...

Not exactly on topic (unless the dissolution of the Netherlands culture is the 'topic'):

Dutch priest belonged to pedophile club

He may have been suspended by the Salesians (his religious order) by now but it appears they took their time doing so.

This creep was a board member of Martijn, evidently some kind of boy-love group in the Netherlands. I'm not going to google it but obviously the Dutch are well aware of its evil nature. Tolerated but not approved of. When does tolerance become an evil in itself??

What interested me is the age of the perp here. He's 74 and still going strong. Based on the research I did during my social work years, most pedos slow down in their late 50s and become less of a threat to children.

Obviously that's not always the case...

cornholio said...

Just think how wonderful it'll be when we have more Muslim judges, prosecutors and police officers! It'll be like Nazi Germany all over again! Except this time it'll be all over the world.

Lawrence said...

Worshiping at the altar of
Political Correctness is a dangerous thing. Especially when it comes to embracing the Multi-Culturalism dogmas disallowing our rejection of someone else's belief system. Especially when their belief system seeks to destroy our own belief system.

The secular world will call us hypocrites when Christians speak out against the injustice of Islamists, but then embrace Islamists as heroes when they speak out against Christians and Jews.

Because, as we know, Christians (and Israel) are more an enemy of the gods of secular political correctness than Islamists are.

This is clearly reflected in context of the judicial circus surrounding Geert Wilders, where the only ideologies not embraced by secular multi-culturalism are Christianity. And as long as Islamists challenge Christians, the PC-MC worshipers will view Muslims as enemies of my enemies and therefore my friends for the time being.

In this, our nation becomes the tool of its own destruction.

Lawrence said...

I mean to put my previous post under "How Much Does Cultural Enrichment Cost?"

But I suppose it fits here as well, in the greater context.

gspencer said...

Who will win?

Hmmmmmmm,

Someone who might throw brie at you,

versus

someone who will smite you at your neck.

Alec, who is . . .

Hesperado said...

According to Multiculturalism, the culture of “brown people” is above criticism.

It is crucial to note that the PC MC bias in favor of non-white non-Westerners is not monochromatic, but is structured hierarchically.

Thus, blacks are favored more than Far East Asians, and perhaps depending on contexts, more than Hispanics.

However, in the past decade -- by a perverse paradox since 911 and only accelerated by each atrocity Muslims do or plan to do and each outrage they demonstrate and say -- Muslims have become the #1 Brown People of the world.

Thus, for example, black Nigerian Christians are not accorded victim status by PC MC along with the attendant privileges and respect that usually garners according to the PC MC paradigm -- because they happen to be victims of black Nigerian Muslims. Were the violence the reverse in Nigeria (i.e., were black Nigerian Christians attacking, lynching and vandalizing black Nigerian Muslims, our MSM headlines and broadcasts would be putting it on the front burner and reporting it accurately; but since the situation is precisely the reverse of that, the MSM either under-reports it, or spins it as a "cycle of violence" for which both sides are at best mutually culpable.

And so forth.

I have analyzed a few times on my blog why this has become the case. In a nutshell, the answer is fairly simple: The behavior of Muslims is astronomically worse and deadlier than the behavior of all other minorities.

While blacks do commit a lot of violence, that violence is not strategic, with a rich and long historical basis and cultural cohesion of a fanatical religion that mesmerizes so many millions into a higher degree of resolve and solidarity than the rather rag-tag and disorqanized "brotherliness" that fitfully inspires various blacks to do violence and intimidate.

To take one example out of thousands we could pluck from a turban, no writer or artist or politician or teacher has had to curb or stop his or her free expression for fear of being killed by blacks (or any other minority); whereas this has happened numerous times with Muslims in various places around the world, from Seattle (a cartoonist had to do into hiding) to Paris (a teacher of history had to go into hiding) to London (the fear of a book publisher or bookstore over the fictional novel about Mohammed and Aisha).

And occasionally Muslims have managed to make good on their threats, from Japan to Italy (as with two men involved in the publication of Salman Rushdie's book) -- not to mention from Holland to Denmark: the grisly slaughter of Theo Van Gogh; the near slaughter of the Danish cartoonist had he not been lucky enough to be able to hide in his "safe room" of his house from a crazed Muslim.

And so forth.

Egghead said...

Ah, the answer is too easy.... The group that has the oil will win. Worldwide, Islamists are using oil to implement the wider ummah.

Here is the REAL irony: Islam is the most homosexual religion ever; so, in truth and in practice, both Islam and homosexuals will win.

Indeed, the Islamic acceptance of homosexuality is WHY homosexuals in the West generally support Islam. Western homosexuals are aware of both the Afghan dancing boys and the Saudi Arabian habit of males kissing each other and holding hands in the street. Our own President Bush held hands with a powerful Saudi prince.

Why Arab Men Hold Hands

As with every human activity, Islam demands strict regulation of homosexual relations: homosexual relations must 1) occur mainly between men and boys, 2) be a purely physical outlet that omits the idea of romantic love, and 3) be conducted fairly discreetly. Under these three conditions, Islam is totally OK with homosexuality.

Indeed, Islam reveals that Allah's ideal man Mohammed participated in homosexual activity with men and boys.

Hesperado said...

To make the matter even more starkly clear:

Muslims in the PC MC paradigm are not only the #1 Brown People of the world, they have become the #1 PC MC entity of all. The deference given to Muslims trumps all other PC MC sensibilities.

If, for example, Muslims attacked a black lesbian feminist Democrat vegetarian PETA volunteer pro-abortion anti-gun advocate of Global Warming Theory, most PC MCs would have no choice but to throw her under the bus and defend the Muslims -- or at the very least find a way to blame someone else.

latté island said...

I'm glad to see some gays fighting back, and being represeneted by a Jewish lawyer, yet!

I've been looking into the root causes of gay and feminist resistance to joining the CJ, and I've found something we can possibly work with. It's Orientalism and related schools of thought, where gender, sexuality, race, class, etc., etc., are all lumped together, and the enemy is colonialism, aka white men.

Everyone member of a minority who went to college sometime after the second wave of feminism, let's say in the 90's, when the third wave was ascendant, has literally been brainwashed to see their problems as caused by white men. They don't see the problem with Islam, because they filter everything through this model of colonialism and "x is a social construct."

So if intellectuals can start a fourth wave, and some have, it's called "essentialism," the people in college today can be taught to trust their lying eyes instead of Edward Said, Barthes and all the other people who have created a lost generation of gays, women and hipsters.

Zenster said...

Well, we all know the answer to that one by now — tolerance of Islam trumps everything else. Gay rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, the rights of Jews or Hindus — all are cast aside when they come into conflict with the accommodation of Islam.

With only slight reflection upon how Islam obtains said accommodation and political ascendancy, the answer ― however distasteful it might seem ― becomes abundantly clear.

The true "victim" groups ― as opposed to "professional victims" (i.e., Muslims), like those cited above ― eventually will be required to utilize violence in equal or greater measure so their own case is heard over that of the Muslims.

Hesperado: I have analyzed a few times on my blog why this has become the case. In a nutshell, the answer is fairly simple: The behavior of Muslims is astronomically worse and deadlier than the behavior of all other minorities.

All of which only cements my argument. This is the lethal consequence of sanctifying a genuinely barbaric culture.

Only time will tell which of two very legitimate recipients will be targeted for aggression by these real victim groups; the Muslims themselves or those morally bankrupt politicians who have bred up this nightmare. It's difficult to decide which group is more deserving but of the ensuing violence, it is all but a given.

Zenster said...

latté island: Everyone member of a minority who went to college sometime after the second wave of feminism, let's say in the 90's, when the third wave was ascendant, has literally been brainwashed to see their problems as caused by white men.

It is especially refreshing to have, not just a woman, but a West Coast woman such as yourself make this observation.

Being a Pale Male™, I am heartily sick of having every last one of the Third World's predominantly self-inflicted wounds laid at my feet.

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Baron Bodissey said...

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3be4e4d6-896d-11e0-a7c2-000f20980440 said...

I kind of resent the idea that some people believe that "gays" as group will embrace anything that's flung their way because it's under a 'multicultural' banner. I myself am an agnostic, and I am very sure that the vast majority of gays are either atheist or agnostic. While we give Christians a lot of [grief] because of how that religion tends to treat us, we certainly don't cozy up to Islam - they're far worse and I for one would much sooner align myself with the fundy Christians to get rid of this scourge than I would capitulate to the 'influences' of the Muslims.

Oh, and that comment about this being a win-win situation for Islamists and homosexuals - wow, strikingly ignorant is the only way to describe that!!

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Baron Bodissey, given there is no way to conduct private messages (to my knowledge), please accept my apology for violating that rule - I didn't take the time to read the blog rules beforehand as I should have. (That, and for the rather strange name - AIM openID is a bit difficult to configure)