The New Pecking Order: Muslims Over Gays

Last month, when Marine Le Pen refused to put on a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon’s “Grand Mufti,” a friend of mine, whom I’ll call Dave, commended her for it on Facebook. Dave, as it happens, is a Manhattan liberal who voted for Hillary Clinton, despises Donald Trump, and thinks Le Pen is a fascist. But he’s also a gay man who’s very clear-eyed about the danger of Islam, especially to gay people, and who is angry at the left, both in the U.S. and Europe, for appeasing the Religion of Peace. And so he gave Le Pen a thumbs-up for her gutsy action.

Since Dave’s own friends list consists almost exclusively of other big-city liberal types, he was immediately savaged for his post on Le Pen.

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  • Dana Garcia

    N.B. to liberal gays: we can be reasonably sure President Trump will not have you thrown off tall buildings, unlike the ROP.

  • Editor

    Good article by Bawer but this dichotomy has been apparent and discussed for decades to no avail. The left’s oppression narrative cannot be questioned, your concerns will be ignored or labeled sexist, racist, islamophobic, you name it.

  • Ed

    Sorry Gay Dave… best to move to small towns where there are no tall buildings.

    The left’s hatred of western civilization is a natural fit with muslims. You’re just a broken egg in the making of an omelette, fella.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Does anyone else feel that this is like the Stalinists and the Trotskyites beating up on each other?
    How many of these tolerant gays (who see Islam for what it is) would also throw each and every one of us off the proverbial roof by financially ruining us and permanently removing the ability to provide for our families for refusing to bake them a wedding cake?
    Islam can eat the homosexual activists as they would surely allow the same to happen to us.

    • Editor

      Good point.

    • El Martyachi

      Pecking order eh.. maybe they need to form an interfaith outreacharound program.

  • vimy

    There are lots of’em….. Piled up at the base of tall buildings.

  • Brenda

    Gay liberals seem to think that the only oppressive sexual code is monogamy, witness this incoherent ramble by one of its best known spokesgays: http://www.thestranger.com/savage-love/2017/03/15/25016700/savage-love

  • mauser 98

    Uppity List… latest revision…know your place

    transgendered muslims
    muslims
    muslim refugees
    refugees
    fake refugees
    multi gendered whatsits
    Trump hating snowflakes
    trannys
    gays
    First Nations (sliding rapidly)
    women

    white guys … go jump off a bridge https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/56242ec15e75b1a935b789462663c62e794c930bb42ef523f5f483eb8af610bf.jpg

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Straight white middle-aged male born in Canada. Hmm….. I guess I’m somewhere at the bottom of the list.

  • Alain

    In spite of all the evidence Dave remains incapable of connecting the dots. He managed to connect a couple of dots with Le Pen but hat is all.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Well then we can expect open season on gay by Muslims in short order.
    You were warned.

  • Pavelina

    hamophobia = fear of hams??