CUNY Welcomes Jew-Hating Gay ActivistsFebruary 26, 2013 By 17903422 CommentsCUNY+Welcomes+Jew-Hating+Gay+Activists2013-02-26+04%3A40%3A47Arnold+Ahlerthttp%3A%2F%2Ffrontpagemag.com%2F%3Fp%3D179034
removed from the event — the City University of New York’s (CUNY) psychology and philosophy departments are co-sponsoring yet another bash-fest against the Jewish State. “Homonationalism and Pinkwashing,” is scheduled to be held on April 10-11. Departments and programs at Brooklyn College will also be underwriting the event.The anti-Semitic impulses of some NYC college faculty departments apparently remain insatiable. Fresh off Brooklyn College’s political science department co-sponsoring a February 7 forum advocating boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) against Israel — during which four Jewish students were
According to conference coordinator, gay activist, and CUNY professor Sarah Shulman, “pinkwashing” is part of the “growing global gay movement against the Israeli occupation” that consists of a “deliberate strategy to conceal the continuing violations of Palestinians’ human rights behind an image of modernity signified by Israeli gay life.” In other words, despite the reality Israel is one of the most gay-friendly nations in the world, that ethos is little more than a smokescreen designed to deflect attention away from their alleged execrable treatment of Palestinians.
“Homonationalism,” a word coined by Jasbir K. Puar, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, is defined as the “tendency among some white gay people to privilege their racial and religious identity,” due to the “emotional legacy of homophobia.” Thus, according to Shulman, the true nature of Israeli society remains misunderstood. “Increasing gay rights have caused some people of good will to mistakenly judge how advanced a country is by how it responds to homosexuality,” she contends.
There is no mistaking where most other nations in the Middle East stand. In 2005 in Dubai, more than two dozen homosexuals attending what police described as a “mass homosexual wedding” were arrested and threatened with hormone treatments forced upon them by the government, five years in jail and a possible lashing. That same year, two men were executed in Iran for being gay. In 2007, two men were sentenced to receive 7,000 lashes for sodomy.
Such examples only touch the surface of gay persecution in the Middle East. Several more examples can be found here. Continue Reading