The political discourse surrounding these brutal events and the war that has come in its wake, especially in the West, has been tinged with a misguided transposition of Western identity politics onto the Middle East that collapses all nuance and reduces a complex situation into a simple binary of “oppressor versus oppressed.” As such, leftists in English-speaking nations tend to see Palestine (including Hamas) as an oppressed, brown victim class whose freedom-fighting “resistance” against their oppressive, white, US-backed colonizers in Israel is a righteous cause with which to stand in solidarity. This simplistic view of the long-standing conflict in the Middle East leads to confused and contradictory thinking, as seen in the slogan (and now meme) “Queers for Palestine” brandished at anti-Israel rallies. It’s worth exploring just how incoherent this concept is.
On the surface, “Queers for Palestine” attempts to meld LGBT advocacy with Palestinian liberation, a juxtaposition that has precipitated a whirlpool of ridicule and criticism due to the fact that LGBT rights scarcely exist within the Muslim world, and the Palestinian territories are no exception. The slogan has been widely satirized with variations like “Chickens for KFC” or “Blacks for the KKK”, which highlight the basic lack of awareness of just how incompatible the values of the Western left are with the Islamic right they so readily champion.
Here’s the latest video from the pro-Palestine protest in London:
Queer Jews for Palestine sign at the protest in London today. pic.twitter.com/9aob2cSkMy
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) October 28, 2023
Below we have a Palestinian scholar from the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem who sends a message to the “Queers for Palestine-crowd” in the West:
“The people of Palestine will not allow a single homosexual in our land,” such perversion brings the wrath of Allah”
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