Tuesday, July 11, 2006
What ho! A heartwarming tale of solidarity among oppressed peoples, from Arutz Sheva/Israeli National News (courtesy of Zemblan patriot K.Z.):
A leaflet distributed in several neighborhoods in Jerusalem offered NIS 20,000 to anyone who kills participants in the International Gay Pride Parade scheduled to take place in Jerusalem next month.Yitzchak Levy, a member of the Knesset Interior Committee, drew upon the hard-won wisdom of that vast majority in making the point that queers are pushy, and pretty much asking for whatever they get:
The flier also suggested that fire bombs be used to kill the participants and gave instructions on how to construct them.
The parade has generated much opposition from many religious groups in the city who are opposed to the holding of such a parade in Jerusalem. Public opinion polls show that the vast majority of Jerusalem residents are against the parade.
[Levy] presented a survey showing that a large majority of the public - including a full 63% of the secular public - is against holding the gay pride parade in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva also reports that the Vatican, in an impressive display of ecumenism, has "released a message opposing the event."
Among the public defining itself as traditional, the number was 81%, and among the religious, 99-100%.
"Don't force yourselves upon a city that clearly doesn't want you," Levy said . . . .
Arab MK Ibrahim Tzartzur came out against the parade, and added that in the Moslem sector, "we have no such problem." This, as opposed to the common perception that homosexuality in Moslem countries is a prevalent phenomenon. At a pan-Arab conference held at Oxford University back in 2000, for instance, a widely-quoted researcher said, "In prison, same-sex sex is the norm. Saudi Arabia is just a large prison."