Monday, June 20

Thierry Meyssan's crash course on Syria's historic fair treatment of homosexuals. And this is the society Obama wants to destroy.

"Even though the dispositions of the Code Pénal of 1949 have not been repealed, the party of President Bachar el-Assad, the Baath, has developed a form of culture almost unique in an Arab country, based on the respect for differences."

This is a 'must' read, for anyone who's still wondering why Saudi Arabia wants to take control of Syria -- although Syria's historic fairness to homosexuals is just one of the reasons. Now this is a long article so I'm only going to feature here the introduction and one section but the entire article needs to be shouted from the rooftops. Bravo, Thierry! 

And by the way as American readers will quickly discover, all the information Thierry provides has been carefully kept from the American public -- including the 'gay' community -- by a news media that is slavishly supporting the Obama regime's war on Bashar al-Assad.       

by Thierry Meyssan
June 20, 2016
Voltaire Network

Looking back to the mass killing in Orlando, Thierry Meyssan reminds us that the conflict between Daesh and the Syrian Arab Republic is above all a struggle between two forms of society, one dominated by men, the other equal in rights. It is also the occasion to underline the fact that the Syrian civilisation has a long yet little-known history of the integration of homosexuals, which Daesh is attempting to destroy.


Daesh and the Baath party – two conceptions of society

As I wrote a year ago, «the support for Daesh among certain populations has nothing to do either with the Qur’an or the class struggle. It is the revolt of a disappearing way of life, a violent society dominated by men, against a way of life which is respectful of women and which practices birth control.» [1] As from now, the massacre of homosexuals has become, for the jihadists, an argument for «conquering hearts and minds».

The chief negotiator of the «moderates» for the Geneva negotiations, Mohamed Allouche, earned his celebrity by throwing people accused of homosexuality off the rooftops of Douma, in the suburbs of Damascus, without provoking the slightest protest from his Western sponsors. Although his group, the Army of Islam (Jaysh al-Islam), is financed by Saudi Arabia, and supervised by British military advisors, he was given permanent assistance during the negotiations by the French chargé d’affaire for Syria. This diplomat – from a secular Republic - intervened in order to ask that the Swiss hotel where they were staying remove the paintings and cover the statues whose nudity risked shocking this model «democrat». No doubt he thought – and it so happens that he himself lives the life of a gay couple with another diplomat – that Mohammed Allouche’s form of abuse was less serious than that of the «Bachar [Bashar al-Assad] régime».

Today, in the Arab world – which is in the minority compared with the number of Muslims in the world – only Syria, the Sultanate of Oman and certain of the United Arab Emirates integrate homosexuals.

It should be noted here that contrary to an image that has been imposed without ever having been discussed, the Syrian Arab Republic has never persecuted anyone for motives concerning their private life. All crimes, real or imaginary, that have been attributed to the Republic are exclusively linked to the repression of Islamists, whether the Muslim Brotherhood or more recently their extensions, al-Qaïda and Daesh. 

Last February, the Lebanese daily L’Orient-Le Jour, financed by the European Union, and known for its systematic anti-Syrian stance, dedicated a series of articles to a comparison between gay life in Lebanon and in Syria. 

In Lebanon, the police arrest young people, who have often been denounced by their family, ferret through their portable telephones looking for compromising photographs, summon their friends, oblige all suspects to submit to a medical examination supposed to determine the dilation of their anus, and beat them until one of them accuses the others. However, in Syria, observes the newspaper, «under the régime of Bachar el-Assad, the gay community was enjoying a peaceful existence.» [2].

Syrians do not consider the question of homosexuality from the angle of tolerance or intolerance, but from the angle of privacy. Thousands of years of civilisation have taught them that they can only survive in this region of the world by living together, and they can only manage that by respecting the private life of each and all. It is therefore possible to declare one’s disgust for homosexuals in general while at the same time refusing to accuse anyone in particular of being gay.

Even though the dispositions of the Code Pénal of 1949 have not been repealed, the party of President Bachar el-Assad, the Baath, has developed a form of culture almost unique in an Arab country, based on the respect for differences. So that L’Orient-Le Jour was astounded to hear a gay Syrian refugee describe his period of military service as having been «the most wonderful years of my life», and tell tales of «the parties in reception halls rented by gay couples to celebrate their union». It was only when Daesh arrived that he was obliged to «hide his pink and yellow pants and practice walking in a more masculine way».

Although the founders of the Baath party were inspired first by the French Revolution, their ideology is above all the fruit of the Syrian culture. And contrary to other Arab countries, Syria has a long tradition of respect for different life-styles.


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