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It's Gay Pride Tel Aviv today - when are the other events in the region?

Tom Winnifrith
Saturday 10 June 2017

The BBC and the rest of the liberal media cannot stop telling us what an awful, intolerant place Israel is. Regularly mainstream politicians from the left compare its actions to those of Nazi Germany. And on that note, I am delighted to see that today it is Gay Pride day in Tel Aviv.

More than 200,000 folks will take to the streets to celebrate gay pride. They can celebrate it in a nation where being gay is not a crime. There will be soldiers in uniform walking hand in hand and there will be "refugees" from places such as Gaza walking happy and free. For back in Gaza, a regime supported by EU cash, being gay is a "crime" punishable by death.

So here is an easy general knowledge question or two:

Excluding the evil Israeli state, in which other Mid Eastern countries is there annual gay pride parade? Ok let's make that easier, in how many other Mid East countries is there a gay pride parade?

Here is another one: in how many other Middle East countries is homosexuality punishable by death?

The answers are ZERO and NINE. The latter is a bit of a grey area. In Syria you do not get killed for being gay if you are unfortunate enough to live in an area controlled by Evil President Assad. On the other hand if you live in an area controlled by either ISIS or by the "moderates, the FSA backed by the West you can be executed. The other eight places where it might not pay to plan a Pride March today are: Iran, Gaza, Saudi Arabia, ISIS run Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, Qatar and the UAE.

So to recap, while the liberal Western press reckons that we need regime change to deal with the evil Israelis and even more evil President Assad, if you are gay and living in either EU funded Gaza or FSA controlled Syria ( aka the "good guys" ) you might not necessarily see it that way.

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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