Gay Arabs Banned from Pride Parade for This Insane Reason

  • 09/01/2017
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
The politically-correct left continues to eat itself.

The latest? A group of gay Middle Eastern men have been denied a float in the Vancouver Pride Parade—because their float dared to critique radical Islam.

The organization, Cirque de So Gay, was founded by Shawn Shirazi, an Iranian immigrant. Consisting mostly of gay and transgender Middle Eastern men, the organization has marched for several years in the parade without a problem.

This year, however, their application was rejected as being “culturally insensitive.”
Cirque de So Gay’s application explained that the float would depict men taking off burqas to reveal scant amounts of clothing underneath, in protest of how Muslim governments across the Middle East oppress their citizens.

The men would be “casting off the shroud of oppression to unveil the Persian Princess beneath,” according to their application. They explained that the burqa “is more than just a piece of black fabric. It’s a tool used by governments to impose absolute control and authority over their citizens and even tourists.”

Shirazi explained that the point was to encourage dialogue about sharia law—and how people should be able to “express themselves as they choose, without threat of being flogged, stoned, or beheaded.”

The group had done a similar protest display in 2011—but but, this year, parade organizers were appalled by Cirque de So Gay’s attempt to criticize radical Islam, calling it “quite shocking.”

“Many women choose to wear burkas,” explained Vancouver Pride Society’s co-executive director Andrea Arnot in an interview. It’s part of their identity, their religion and their culture,” she said. “Of course, there are places where it’s enforced.”

“When I asked other people who are from that cultural or religious background, they said it was offensive,” she added. “I definitely wanted to be sensitive to what is happening in our communities right now.”
 Source: AAN
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