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What’s an Islamic Apologist To Do?

You’re a typical European establishment leftist. You insist on tolerating radical Muslims, yet also view homosexuals as the most victimized of citizens.

So how do you reconcile a surge of Muslim attacks against gay men? If you’re Amsterdam, you commission a study to find out why so many Muslim men commit violence against homosexuals. Smart thinking, since judging them by their own words and deeds would be much cheaper and more effective. Of course that wouldn’t allow the effete elites to reach such a benign conclusion:

Researchers believe they felt stigmatized by society and responded by attacking people they felt were lower on the social ladder. Another working theory is that the attackers may be struggling with their own sexual identity.

That’s so much nicer than the truth, as James Kirchick writes:

That the cultures from which the attackers were reared in might be culturally backward and approving of violence towards openly gay people does not seem to factor into polite European discussions of this topic.


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