The LGBT crowd and the Muslims. Two groups that are trying to take over America (and the World for the matter). They have formed an unholy alliance which enable liberals to get more votes throughout the West.
But despite this unholy alliance, there is animosity between the two groups. Why? Because homosexuality is forbidden in Islam. Thus, any homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender is subject to the death penalty throughout the Muslim world. Homosexual men have been hanged or thrown off rooftops in several Muslim countries (e.g. Iran). There have been exceptions, such as Muslim men grooming little boys for sex or American and allied POWS allegedly being raped by their captors during the First Persian Gulf War.
Needless to say, anyone from the LGBT community has found themselves being persecuted by Muslims, whether it be in a Muslim country or an encounter with one or more Muslims in the West. And such incidents have apparently increased over the years. The most famous of these incidents was the Pulse nightclub shooting two years ago, in which Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 others before being shot to death by the police. Mateen had pledged his loyalty to ISIS, and thus accepted the Islamic view of homosexuality.
Another incident between Muslims and the LGBT crowd occurred this past week. A couple of lesbians named Emma Pichl and Alex Iovine had left a friend’s birthday party in New York City and took an Uber home. On the way home, the two women kissed each other. Their driver (Ahmad El Boutari) took offense to what they did and told them to get out of the car. Pichl and Iovine protested, even asking if kissing was illegal in an Uber. El Boutari replied that what they did was disrespectful. Meanwhile, Pichl had filmed the incident on her phone, in which El Boutari attempted to take her phone away from her. When Iovine threatened to report El Boutari’s actions and get him fired, El Boutari’s response was “I don’t care.”
The incident is under investigation.
So in an age of when Christians (and presumably other non-Muslims) are forbidden from discriminating against the LGBT crowd, whom I understand became a protected class under the Obama Administration via hate crimes legislation and other policies, a question comes to mind: Are Muslims exempt from such anti-discrimination laws? One might even ask if the Obama Administration also designated Muslims as a protected class. These are matters the Trump Administration should look into.
At any rate, such incidents are likely to occur again between the LGBT community and the Muslims. It is unclear how exactly the left will manage to keep such an alliance from falling apart.
In the meantime, another questions comes to mind: does one take sides in such matters, or do what George S. Patton once said when asked what he would do if he found himself between the Germans and the Russians, to which he replied, “Attack in both directions”?
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