This must be more of that smart power we heard so much about…
They’re still pooping in buckets but Obama thinks they’re ready to celebrate gay rights.
Pakistani radicals called for a holy war after the US Embassy held its first ever gay rights celebration.
A masked supporter of Pakistan’s largest Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, chants slogans during a rally to condemn a meeting by the U.S Embassy supporting gay rights in Pakistan, Monday, July 4, 2011 in Karachi, Pakistan. A group of conservative Islamic political and religious officials has condemned a meeting by the U.S. Embassy supporting gay rights in Pakistan as “cultural terrorism” against the country. (AP/Fareed Khan)
Under Islamic laws in Pakistan, homosexual acts are punishable by whipping, imprisonment or death.
Iran Press News reported:
After repeated violation of Pakistani air space, covert activities and military intervention, the US Embassy in Islamabad has arranged the first ever “Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Pride Celebration” ceremony and assured Washington’s support to the participants.
In response, all Islamic groups condemned this meeting as “social and cultural terrorism” against the Islamic democratic Pakistan.
These students are gathered here to protest against what they say is the US attempts to promote vulgarity in Islamic societies under the pretext of human rights.
The U.S. deputy ambassador, Richard Hoagland, who hosted the meeting was quoted in a statement on the US embassy website “I want to be clear the US embassy is here to support you and stand by your side every step of the way”…
…Demonstrators urged Pakistani government to stop US meddling in Pakistan. Homosexual acts are illegal in Pakistan and punishable by a fine and imprisonment for a period of two years, but under Islamic laws in Pakistan, homosexual acts are punishable by whipping, imprisonment or death.
Activists of the Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami student wing protest in Karachi. Islamists held rallies in several major Pakistani cities to denounce a gay rights event hosted last month by the United States embassy, calling for a “holy war” against ally Washington. (AFP)