Friday, February 17, 2006

Then They Came For...

I'm thinking of making Friday the day I spend contemplating the religion of peace and tolerance. Read the following I found in The Independent.

Gay and lesbian activists, planning to stage Russia's first gay pride parade, have been nixed by Moscow's city government. The reason given was the idea has caused "outrage" in society.

The religion of tolerance and peace, spoken for by Chief Mufti Talgat Tadzhuddin, threatened that Muslims would stage violent protests if the march was allowed. "If they come out on to the streets anyway they should be flogged. Any normal person would do that - Muslims and Orthodox Christians alike ... [The protests] might be even more intense than protests abroad against those controversial cartoons."

Apparently, cartoon chaos is the latest threat in the arsenal of the islamomaniacs.

The mufti also said the Koran taught that homosexuals should be killed because their lifestyle spells the extinction of the human race and said that gays had no human rights.

I wonder how much of an outcry we'll hear from the left regarding this oppression. Imagine if Pat Robertson had spoken the mufti's words; all liberal hell would have broken loose.

Russia's gay community has threatened legal action in the European Court of Human Rights. Anthony Romero, the gay director of the ACLU,should be there supporting them. Make the Europeans take a side for the tolerance they preach or the religious fanaticism they enable. Anyone taking bets?

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