1 Nov 2009

Gay bashing is acceptable?

While I wouldn't want to encourage the Islamophobia of Tatchell and Outrage! it's interesting and rather revealing to note that Tatchell targets Iran but seldom, if ever, mentions US allies such as Saudi Arabia where homophobia is at a level to match if not exceed Iran. Quelle surprise!

I don't 'quelle surprise' think this person has ever looked at Peter Tatchell's work....such as

Saudi tyrant embraced by Gordon Brown

King Abdullah hosted at Downing Street & Buckingham Palace

Protests re State Visit, arms sales and human rights abuses


London - 29 October 2007

“Gordon Brown rightly refuses to meet Zimbabwe’s dictator, Robert Mugabe, but he happily welcomes to Downing Street the Saudi tyrant, King Abdullah. It is double standards,” said human rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell.

Mr Tatchell will be joining protests this week in London against the Saudi leader’s State Visit to Britain (details below).

“The Saudi regime is guilty of detention without trial, torture and public beheadings. Political parties, trade unions and non-Muslim religions are banned. Women not allowed to vote or drive a car. Gay people are flogged and executed. The country is a theocratic police state.

“Despite these shocking human rights abuses, the Queen has invited King Abdullah to stay with her at Buckingham Palace. Our head of state should not be entertaining a serial human rights abuser.

“King Abdullah should be arrested and put on trial for torture, not embraced and feted.

“The Prime Minister has spoken out against the Burmese junta, but he is silent about the grotesque human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia. Britain is propping up the King’s dictatorship by buying his oil and selling him weapons. Gordon Brown is colluding with Abdullah’s oppression of the Saudi people. He’s putting money-making before human rights.

“Saudi Arabia has exported religious fundamentalism and terrorism around the world. It should be designated a pariah state. Instead, we are giving an oil-rich, pro-western despot the red carpet treatment. It is especially disgraceful that a Labour government is backing this blood-stained regime,” said Mr Tatchell.

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3 comments:

Paul said...

'“Saudi Arabia has exported religious fundamentalism and terrorism around the world. It should be designated a pariah state. Instead, we are giving an oil-rich, pro-western despot the red carpet treatment. It is especially disgraceful that a Labour government is backing this blood-stained regime,” said Mr Tatchell.'

Couldn't agree more.

Derek Wall said...

Will Paul we may agree on many things but not this very clear statement from Peter Tatchell, the Saudi regime is just appalling and it doesn't get enough from right, left, centre or green bits of the political spectrum

Derek Wall said...

Will Paul we may not agree on many things...I meant to say, but we do agree on this....