I’m shocked – Shocked! – to discover a Muslim .gov that hate gays. OK, I’m not shocked about that at all. PA bans LGBTQ activities in West Bank.
Oh, and I actually am shocked that this is being covered by the mainstream media, but I think they were mostly backed into a corner on the topic.
The Palestinian Authority banned members of the Palestinian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community from carrying out any activities in the West Bank.
The ban came after the grassroots group Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society (Arabic for “the bow”), which engages and supports Palestinians who identify as LGBTQ, was planning to hold a gathering for its members in Nablus at the end of the month.
Not satisfied with banning them, the PA then promised to arrest any of the members they found.
The PA police will chase those behind the LGBTQ group and see to it that they are brought to trial once they are arrested, Zreikat warned. He further appealed to Palestinians to report to the police about any person connected to the group.
Because they can. (Hat tip to The Other McCain – SJWs Silent as Palestinian Government Prohibits LGBT Activism in West Bank.)