In the wake of the Orlando shooting, the left’s top priority has been to direct its anger towards ‘Islamophobia’ rather than Islamic terrorism. Leftists have had to twist themselves in knots to accomplish it.
Last week, a group of LGBT activists, joined by several moderate Muslims, met at a community centre in Toronto’s gay village for an Iftar meal — the ceremonial breaking of the fast after sundown during Ramadan. The event, meant to bridge the divide between gays and Muslims, was heralded by the Toronto Star as a profound display of humanity, despite the reality that gays aren’t exactly welcomed in Muslim communities and are often subjected to death in Muslim countries.
In the Star’s coverage, noted is a statement by a number of prominent Toronto Muslims, read by a public school principal and the head of the Muslim Women’s Collective, condemning “all forms of oppression including homophobia and transphobia.”
Except one of the Imams cited, Yusuf Badat, wasn’t even at the event. And the statement in question appears to be cribbed from a declaration by the Canadian Council of Imams, which doesn’t mention homophobia or transphobia at all.
Badat shared an article about the event on his Facebook page, and the comments from his devoted Muslim followers suggest this harmony between Islam and the gay community is another liberal fantasy.
Muslims shouldnt (sic) compromise and sit here signing (sic) love songs with the gay community,” wrote Fa Eem. “Hypocrite muslim (sic) leaders!!!”
“Shameful,” wrote Farina Siddiqui. Our ‘leaders’ didn’t only support it but also promoting it (sic) with pride…. I know I wouldn’t encourage supporting Muslim organizations and individuals who signed on this statement. I know I wrote against it and tried stopping it.”
“What’s next? Let’s just through an iftar party for the nudist group,” wrote Muhammad Hussar. “Poor minority is being ostracized for their life style that is socially unacceptable.”
Of the comments, none appeared to support this newfound love of the gay community that Toronto’s Muslim community has.
But, of course, Islamophobia is the real problem.