Hey, Leftists, it’s the age-old question: when two leftist causes come into conflict, who should you side with?
This one is going to be tough for you.
We’re looking at a gay man, legally married to another dude. (The American partner is black, if that makes any difference in your Victim Olympics calculations.)
This man is facing credible threats of violence from people who object to his sexuality, and he wants to come to America not merely as a Green Card holder, but as someone seeking religious asylum from a nation where his personal safety is — increasingly — at risk.
Here’s where it gets complicated.
To offer him asylum, you’d first have to admit some uncomfortable facts about the nature of Islam and how it treats people with whom it disagrees.
You’d also have to show kindness to a gay man whose name you’ve learned to use as a profanity.
Yes… THAT Milo.
If you’re going to be internally consistent, the gay man’s politics shouldn’t enter into it. Either he’s threatened and oppressed by a hostile religion, or he isn’t.
Here are a few excerpts from the long column in which he makes his case for asylum:
In 2015, I wrote the column that secured my place in the pantheon of Right-wing hate figures: “I’m A Gay Man And Mass Muslim Immigration Terrifies Me.” Shortly afterwards, I left London, disturbed by the state of my capital city and hoping that with a megaphone in America I could sound the alarm about European Islamization. But the cancer has further metastasized. Although I have since married an American citizen, and am therefore eligible for a green card, I am applying for asylum in the United States. It’s the only way to be sure I never have to return to a country with so many citizens eager to see me imprisoned or dead.
Muslims in the UK have the most bigoted and barbaric values of any Islamic community anywhere in the West, and their reactionary social attitudes aren’t restricted to homosexuality. Only three per cent of British Muslims believe any sex outside marriage is morally acceptable. One in twenty Muslims in Britain say they sympathize with suicide bombers. A third believe that men should be permitted multiple wives. 39 per cent agree that “women should always obey their husbands.”
But their loathing of gays is universal, and absolute. Muslims living in the UK have “zero tolerance” of homosexuality, according to the Left-wing Guardian. Not one of the 500 Muslims interviewed for that 2009 Gallup poll said they found it acceptable. (By contrast, 35 per cent of French Muslims are relaxed about les pédérastes.) More British Muslims believe the earth is flat than are chill about having a pair of queens move in next door.
I know all this is true because I’ve seen it. I’ve been yelled at and spat at in the street. I have friends—lifelong Labour voters—who have been assaulted by Bangladeshis in public parks because Muslims hate dogs and lose their shit if your pooch takes a crap outside. […]
…If I weren’t already a British citizen, I’d almost certainly be banned from the country, like Robert Spencer, for speaking out about all this. But why would I return when I live in fear of being attacked on the streets that used to comfort me? Muslims are the ultimate crybullies, regularly telling pollsters that islamophobia is a real and urgent problem in the same breath as admitting they want to imprison gays and enslave women.
I want out. As a gay conservative in public life, I don’t feel safe in Britain anymore. My government refuses to take the necessary steps to protect me and has, in many cases, actively militated against my interests as a member of at-risk group. That’s why I’m asking the United States to step in.
You can apply for asylum in the United States if you have suffered persecution, or fear you might suffer it, owing to your race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. I am a well-known, interracially-married gay Christian conservative, of Jewish extraction, from a country overrun by Bronze Age social attitudes and crippled by politically-correct dhimmitude from the eunuchs in charge.
It’s true that I don’t look like the asylum seekers you’re used to. I’m not an HIV+ drug-dealing transsexual prostitute from Tijuana who fancies a change of scenery and a welfare check. But it turns out that persecuted people come in all shapes and sizes. I’ve consulted an immigration lawyer, and he says it’s worth a try. With my intersectional identity and marginalized status as the target of an oppressive, violent, reactionary Right-wing patriarchy, surely I’m exactly the sort of person the asylum process was designed to protect.
Has Milo made the case to get American asylum?
More importantly… has he made a case for us to think deliberately and strategically about whether the people we are inviting to live in America have attitudes and beliefs that are compatible with the beliefs and values that make America the envy of every nation… or whether we’re setting ourselves up to be ripped apart from within, as we are seeing in many other countries.
Put this dilemma out to your favorite ‘Progressive’ friends… and watch their brains smoke as they decide who wins this event in the Intersectional Olympics, the ‘evil’ Trump-supporting gay political activist with a black husband who legitimately fears for his life? Or the Religion of Peace™?
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