Profs Claim it’s ‘Homophobic Violence’ to Point Out That Hamas Treats Gay People With Brutality

2024-04-09 16:30:05

This is progressive logic in a nutshell. It’s ‘homophobic violence’ to notice that Hamas is responsible for violence against gay people.

FOX News reports:

Professors claim pointing out how Hamas brutalizes LGBTQ people is ‘homophobic violence’

Describing Hamas’ brutalization of LGBTQ Palestinians needs to be labeled “homophobic violence,” university professors suggested at an event last month.

Associate Professor Maya Mikdashi took part in a discussion at the school titled “Palestine is a Feminist and Queer Anti-Imperialist Abolition Struggle” with University of Illinois professor Nadine Naber on March 20. During the event, Mikdashi pushed back on the complaint that Palestinians and Hamas mistreat LGBTQ citizens, claiming that the assertion itself is a form of bigotry.

“So I’ve been at protests where I’m then told, ‘Don’t you know what Hamas would do to you, if you were in Palestine.’ And we have to start naming this, actually, as homophobic,” Mikdashi said, as Naber vocally agreed. “You cannot rehearse violence to queer people and be like, ‘don’t you know … A, B, you would be…’ in really excruciating detail. I think we have to actually shift it.”

“It’s violence,” an audience member said.

“It’s homophobic. It’s violent,” Mikdashi agreed.

“Homophobic violence,” Naber affirmed.

“And we have to move it from thinking only in terms of pinkwashing to actually understanding pinkwashing as a form of homophobia,” Mikdashi said.

The Anti-Defamation League describes pinkwashing in this context as “used by anti-Israel activists to characterize positive aspects or characteristics of Israeli society – like the promotion of LGBTQ+ rights … as a premeditated Israeli strategy to deflect attention from what they argue is Israel’s persecution of the Palestinians.”

Naber also alleged that the concept was based on a “racist assumption” that Arab culture is “hyper-misogynist” and rooted in “backwards or savage concepts.” She later insisted that Israel is guilty of sexual assault based on its colonialist founding.


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