BANGLADESH: US Embassy Employee Brutally Murdered... For Being Gay.
Hey, so did you hear the joke about the Muslim walking into a gay bar? No? What, are you deaf? The explosion was heard for miles.
Shameless? Yes? Accurate? Yes. Sorry? Of course not. Here's the segue: Not long ago we discussed how Saudi Arabia is pushing to enforce the death penalty for homosexuality (see Saudi Arabia Blames Social Media for Rising Homosexuality. Solution? Execute the Gays...). Well it appears the good Muslims in Bangladesh were taking notes. At least one of them thought the Saudi's gay solution was a good one. For in Bangladesh, a US Embassy worker was recently hacked to bits. Because he was out loud and proud.
Bangladesh police say a top gay rights activist and editor at the country's only LGBT magazine is one of two people who have been hacked to death. [He] also worked at the US embassy.
But wait, if you think Islam had zero to do with it, because #Islamophobia, I have some horrible news...
So-called Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility - but the Bangladeshi government insists there is no IS presence in the country.
That's the kicker of this story, isn't it? The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for offing the LGBTQAI (silent F) schmo. But Bangladesh, doing their best impressions of ostriches, stick their empty heads in the sand. "NUH UH. WE NO HAVE ISIS HERE!" Okay, pro-tip to my friends in international places: saying something doesn't exist doesn't make it magically--poof--go away. I tried it last week when prepping my taxes. Yes, I sat in a corner, eyes closed, rocking back and forth saying "There is NO IRS!" Guess what? Yeah, I still wrote a massive check.
How many times does IS have to claim responsibility for all the killings before everyone else takes note? To add insult beheadings, this is apparently just one of several ISIS incidents which happened days of each other. Each of the victims had one thing in common. I'll give you a hint: it wasn't their collective love of camping. Think less wood-chuck-chucking and more pecker promoting. They were:
Look, we've criticized the gays before. Lots of times, actually. Mostly because certain segments of their flamboyant clan are quick to bully anyone who dissents from their gayness. Also, their fashion choices. Boas, boas everywhere, but no pink glasses to be found.
Here's the key difference, though. We stop at the mockery of the gays. We tell jokes, we move on. What we're not prone to do is get our inner psychopaths on, then hop in a car to go chop off appendages. Call us simpletons. But that's exactly what's happening to gay people (or any non-Muslims) in places like Bangladesh or Saudi Arabia... They're not made fun of. They're made dead. Sometimes they're bits are chopped to bits. We joke. Islam hacks. See the difference?
Yet who gets Cecil the Lion's share of criticism from the left? The people who mock the Gaystapo, or the people who slice and dice the gays? Not a trick question. It's us. We're told we're hateful, intolerant bigots who like mullets. But Islam?
Paging the human rights and gay activists. Gay people are being slaughtered in these countries. Yet LGBT is still hung up on a bakery who doesn't want to be forced to bake a super homo wedding cake. #Priorities