Friday, 25 June 2010

The term Israeli Apartheid will be "front and centre" in this year's Pride parade

Straight from the mouth of QUaIA's Tim McKaskell. You watch a full video interview with him here. This is NOT a free speech issue. Anti-Israel activists are free to march down the streets of Toronto (which they frequently do) carrying whatever signs they please, and saying whatever they want (including proudly waving the flag of terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah, and screaming "I'm going to kill you, you f*cking Jewish child, footage of all of this is of course available online). The issue is that in the case of Pride, this "expression" is being paid for by major corporate sponsors. Just as Queers Against Israeli Apartheid can march down the streets of Toronto spewing hatred, those who find corporate sponsorship of inciting hatred and anti-Semitic propaganda disgusting can protest it.

*Warning: disturbing images below*

Hey Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, do you know what they do to gay people in the PA, Gaza, Lebanon and Iran (which controls Hamas/Hezbollah)? Let me show you:

Mahmood Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, hanged by the Iranian government for being gay. And look at the crowds that turned up to watch.

Dr. Mahmoud Zahar, Senior Hamas leader in Gaza:
Dr Zahar condemned homosexual marriage, saying: “Are these the laws for which the Palestinian street is waiting? For us to give rights to homosexuals and to lesbians, a minority of perverts and the mentally and morally sick?”

Mahmoud Ahmedinejad: In Iran we do not have homosexuals.

It seems to me someone is batting for the wrong team.