Replying to the Israeli “concerns” of homosexuals in Palestine and Arab world.
Many times we hear Israelis say that Palestinians will never really have freedom even if Israel ends the occupation, because many people, for example homosexuals, will not be treated like humans by the Arab people. This is the best reply I have come across so far to this Israeli slur:
“They want to pretend that us homos and queers will all come to forget that we have fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters and so on. We’ll forget that we have been oppressed not solely or even primarily as faggots and dykes but, instead, as Arabs, as Muslims, as Middle Easterners, as Palestinians and Iraqis and Syrians and so on. They want us to shed all those aspects of ourselves and embrace the oppressor if the oppressor lets us dance in his disco or make out in her coffee house.”