Saturday, November 14, 2009

Dutch anti-immigration party leader, Geert Wilders, will visit Turkey January 2010

PVV-leader Geert Wilders will visit Turkey  in January 2010 as part of an official  delegation from the Dutch House of Parliament. It will be Wilders first visit of a  Muslim country since the publication of his film Fitna.

Wilders was the last time in Turkey in 1983.
In Turkey he would make it clear that the country may never will be member of the European Union. The PVV'er finds that the EU is no place for Muslim countries...

I think we are heading towards some clashes down here in Istanbul.

Being homosexual in the 'Muslem world'.

Gays and lesbians living in the Arab world are struggling against an alarming wave of government persecution, according to human rights groups. It’s a “steadily growing pattern of persecution,” claims the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), a U.S.-based group that has decried the persecution of gays and people with HIV and AIDS worldwide.

Two years ago in Cairo, for example, 23 of 52 men convicted of “obscene behavior” were sentenced to five years of hard labor. Homosexuality is not explicitly prohibited under Egyptian law, but statutes are based on Sharia, or Islamic law—which condemn it as an immoral act. But in almost all Islamic countries, gay men and women are ostracized, persecuted and in some cases even murdered. Repressive regimes are often fanning the flames of hatred in a bid to outdo Islamists when it comes to spreading "moral panic."

For example ın Baghdad a new series of murders began early this year, perpetrated against men suspected of being gay. Often they are raped, their genitals cut off, and their anuses sealed with glue. Their bodies are left at landfills or dumped in the streets. Uch!!!

More than 30 Islamic countries have laws on the books that prohibit homosexuality and make it a criminal offense. In most cases punishment ranges from floggings to life imprisonment. In Mauritania, Bangladesh, Yemen, parts of Nigeria and Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Iran convicted homosexuals can also be sentenced to death.

In those Muslim countries where homosexuality is not against the law gay men and women are nonetheless persecuted, arrested, and in some cases murdered. But even in liberal Lebanon homosexuals run the risk of being sentenced to a year in prison.

The big exception is Turkey, or let me say ‘Istanbul’ where there is a free gay scene, a Christopher Street Day, and even religious Muslims are among the fans of transsexual pop diva Bülent Ersoy and the late gay singer Zeki Müren. But outside the world of show business it is considered both a disgrace and an illness to be a "queen." In the Turkish army homosexuality is cause for failing a medical test. To identify anyone trying to use homosexuality as an excuse to get out of military service, army doctors ask to see photos or videos showing the recruits engaging in sex with a man. And they have to be in the "passive" role. In Turkey being in the active role is considered manly enough not to be proof of homosexuality…good to know!

All because the Islamists are now a dominant cultural force in most of these countries. Including Turkey. More than anything, it is the politicization of Islam that has led to the persecution of gays today. Sexual morals are no longer a private matter. They are regulated and instrumentalized by governments. And that, let me say it clearly, is scary!

Day Opening - November 14

Beaumaris Castle was built in Beaumaris, on the island of Anglesey, begining in 1295 for King Edward I by Master James of St George however it was never finished. The castle was the last of several castles built in the area designed to defend the royal home. Its design is of the double wall concept where the outer walls house an inside building which is effectively a very defendable castle unto it’s own. With 14 layers of defense Beaumaris Castle is considered near perfect.