A Gay Man And A Terrorist Walk Into A Progressive Bar

Written By BlabberBuzz | Friday, 04 June 2021 00:15

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, in a tweet, slammed "The Squad" for simultaneously voicing support for the LGBTQ community as well as Hamas.

"How does the #JihadSquad support Hamas and the #LGBTQ community when Hamas kills gay people and has annihilating Israel in its charter?" wrote Greene.

"You can't have it both ways girls," Greene continued. "#pride and supporting Hamas don't go together."

Greene attached an article to her post from Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper, that focused on the struggles of the LGBTQ community in Gaza.

"At risk of harassment, torture or worse from Hamas or members of their own families, queer Gazans often hide away in fear. In the Strip, 'passing' as straight can be a matter of survival. But this presents Sami with a big problem. 'I want to be gay, I want to have a partner and be in love,' he says, struggling to hold back tears," writes Haaretz.

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Sami, who went by the name to protect his identity, spoke about his struggles being gay in a society that won't accept him. He recalls emotionally that realizing he was gay at age seven, "he has lived a clandestine life ever since, using Viagra when he needs to pretend to be straight. Married twice already, he often dreams of what life could be like outside the coastal enclave."

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"It's impossible in this community. I have met many homosexuals in Gaza online. But everyone is afraid of everyone. Some have been punished, some have been killed. Others killed themselves. One of my best friends was gay," said Sami. "He took his own life. His father called me day and night for a week to ask me how his son could have done such a thing — but I couldn’t say anything. Even dead, I had to protect his honor. Shortly before he committed suicide, we sat down together and he asked me, 'If I kill myself, will God forgive me for being gay?'"

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Another man recalled a time in his youth where he was almost stoned to death after "a bit of fooling around with boys."

"I was about 12 or 13 when a guy from school, a tiny fundamentalist, tried to stone me to death," said Hamza. "I begged him not to kill me. He then wrote 'Sodomite' on the wall using his finger and my own blood." Hamza now lives in Turkey as a "semi-openly" gay man.

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The man, after rumors of his sexuality circulated, was arrested by Hamas security operatives. "They arrested me, hanged me from the ceiling, beat me up and interrogated me for five days," Hamza recalls, detailing the questions he was asked: "Who are you having sex with? In groups too? Who is passive and who is active? Where do you meet men? What is your relation to God?"

The article from Haaretz outlines numerous other accounts of LGBTQ people that either live or lived in Gaza at some point in time. Their struggles are similar. They speak of beatings, harassment, and the difficult decisions on whether to leave their homeland for a place more welcoming of who they are.

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