Gee – you know what is EXACTLY like an attack by ISIS? Vile comments directed toward the LGBT community – or so claims this op-ed in USA Today:
“Hate, it seems, isn’t always carried here from foreign shores. In fact, homegrown hate can be just as deadly as any rooted in the Islamic State’s ideology.”
Just as deadly – get it? The instances the writer recounts are simply comments. As far as I know, no gays were physically harmed in the writing, speaking or hearing of those words while Omar Mateen most certainly did physically harm 49 folks at the Pulse nightclub – and he did so terminally and with extreme prejudice.
And you know what else? 49 people slaughtered wasn’t a terrorist attack perpetrated by a jihadi, it was a hate crime against the LGBT community and if you don’t understand that, you homophobic homophobe, you might just be homophobic:
“What is equally dangerous, however, is the number of people choosing to ignore that the attack was one rooted in homophobia. Those who insist the shooting was solely an Islamic terror attack try to erase the LGBT community from the narrative, causing only more pain by invalidating their experiences in this ordeal.”
And damn Islam for stealing the LGBT thunder because the meme must be about discrimination against the LGBT community. Never must the spotlight be diverted from the LGBT stage and shown on the violence of Islamic terrorism:
“We argue so much about gun policy and the label “Islamic radical” that we risk overshadowing the voices of the victims and their loved ones. More than ever, they need us to lend our ears. Acknowledge their pain. Understand their unique position as the intended targets of this attack.”
Unique position as compared to whom? The 2,606 folks in the Twin Towers, the 125 at the Pentagon or the 265 people on the four airplanes crashed by jihadis on 9/11? San Bernardino? LGBT folk who are being tossed off buildings or hung from lamp posts in the Muslim world? Why are 49 Orlando LGBTer’s more special than any of these people?
USAT says to acknowledge their pain, bigots. Understand that LGBT practitioners are unique and deserving of special attention in this world, you bigoted bigots who are just interested in bigoting all the time.
Shorter version of the article, “We’re queer, we’re here and we are fabulous. We deserve special attention and protection. Get with the program, bitches.”
Know who is at fault here? ‘Murica – at least you anti-cake baking straight ‘Muricans. Possibly also rednecks…and Christians. Maybe even white privilege or climate change. Anything but what it is.
This op-ed takes absurd equivocation to its most ridiculous level.
The term “Drama Queens” spring to mind.