[DEBATE] : Re: DEBATE Digest, Vol 233, Issue 21
tintinyana at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 17:25:11 BST 2007
... Not that US (both rightwing and liberal elites) can be very
skittish about homosexuality themselves.
> From: "Yoshie Furuhashi" <critical.montages at gmail.com>
> Date: September 27, 2007 5:39:26 PM EDT
> To: Debate <debate at lists.kabissa.org>
> Subject: [DEBATE] : Who Wants "a War of Ideas on Homosexuality in the
> Muslim World"?
> Reply-To: "debate: SA discussion list " <debate at lists.kabissa.org>
> Who Wants "a War of Ideas on Homosexuality in the Muslim World"?
> Having seen Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, et al.
> interrogate the President of Iran about homosexuality in Iran, Maureen
> Dowd observes: "Given the repressive and confused stance of some of
> our Middle East allies on women and gays, isn't it insane to get into
> a war of ideas on homosexuality in the Muslim world?" ("'Fruitbat' at
> Bat," New York Times, 26 September 2007). That's an understatement,
> since the most important assets of the empire in the Middle East are
> the Gulf states, but still a good point. Besides, who can believe that
> the empire's media, NGOs, intellectuals, etc. recommending the virtue
> of same-sex love will help make it more popular than it is among
> peoples who resent their countries being subjected to or attacked by
> the empire? The best one can hope for, figuratively speaking, is that
> people will just shoot the messenger without shooting the message.
Blogging as Leo Africanus at http://theleoafricanus.blogspot.com
More information about the Debate-list