Following Democrat Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) highly publicized non-trip to Israel last week, the Palestinian Authority has presented Liberals throughout the world with a conundrum Monday.
The Palestinian group Al Qaws, an LGBTQ group which represents “sexual and gender diversity” requested permission from the Authority to hold a member event in the city of Nablus, in the northern West Bank.
A Palestinian Authority Police representative said the request was denied because these events are “harmful to the higher ideals of Palestinian society” and “are unrelated to Palestinian religions and customs and traditions, especially in the city of Nablus.” The spokesman also said if the group insists on holding the event, members would be “sought, arrested and put on trial,” and asked the Palestinian people to assist the Authority Police in these efforts.
Members of Al Qaws say they are now receiving threats of physical harm.
Human rights groups are highly critical of Palestinian Authority’s decision to not allow the LGBTQ events in Nablus. They describe the police tactics as encouragement to Palestinians to take the law into their own hands and commit violence against Al Qaws.
Neither of the Muslim Congresswomen, who consistently crow about “oppression” in the United States, have spoken out against the treatment of gays in Palestine, or anywhere else in the Middle East.
Considering the obviously blatant actions by the Palestinian Government to intimidate LGBTQ groups and limit their rights, if the mainstream media decides to cover this story, Tlaib’s efforts to garner sympathy for the plight of her Palestinian “countrymen” in the West Bank will suffer a serious setback in liberal societies throughout the world.
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