August 27, 2007, - 3:05 pm

Hilarious Headline of the Day

By Debbie Schlussel
This one comes from the Marketplace Section of today’s Wall Street Journal:

Marketing Middle East to Gay Tourists

Sounds a lot like:

Marketing Concentration Camps to Jewish Tourists

But, yes, even though it’s against the law to be gay or practice homosexuality in all Muslim nations–in fact, many gays and accused gays have been executed.

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Girlie Men: It’s What’s For Breakfast in Hezbollah

(Artwork by David Lunde, Jedi Master of PhotoShopping)

But:

“It can be done,” says Bertho Makso, a 26-year-old Lebanese archaeology student and perhaps the Arab world’s best-known gay travel-services advertiser. “You just have to be creative, and sometimes discreet.”
Homosexuality is against the law in every Muslim country in the Middle East. In countries such as Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, gays and lesbians are often persecuted, imprisoned or deported.

So the gay community is marketing Lebanon to gays as a vacation destination. Bombed-out Beirut could be your next gay-cation destination. Don’t forget to pack the bullet-proof vest. But, hey, I hear some of them are into sado-masochism, so a trip to the Mid-East for torture might be just what the libido ordered.
Gay Arabs claim that Lebanon is the most tolerant Arab/Muslim country in the region. Really? Try being openly gay in the growing, expanding Hezbollah-controlled areas.
Believe this: Even though Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah is a girlie-man, he won’t allow gays in the areas he controls. BTW, wait ’til he finds out that Makso takes gays on tours of the Roman ruins at Baalbek–smack-dab in the middle of Hezbo Hills. Since a lot of Hezbos from Lebanon, including Nasrallah’s gang, read this site, I’m sure those trips will soon be fraught with danger.
Israel is a different story. It’s really the only country that tolerates gays. In fact, it goes beyond tolerating them and was the first in the world to give domestic partnership benefits and other gay-oriented accomodations.

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8 Responses

Hezbo lesbos? I thought Mo-ham-hed gave thumbs up to man boy-love, didn’t he? How conflicted Arafatqueer must have been. It’s really a do-as-i-say kind of cult. Those in charge can violate any Islamic law they desire.

spiffo on August 27, 2007 at 3:38 pm

This gives HOMOcide bomber a completely different meaning.

Southernops on August 27, 2007 at 4:23 pm

Last year “Queers for Palestine” started a boycott of the World (Gay) Pride because it was being in … Jerusalem. A combination of anti-occupation, anti-war against Hezbollah sentiment, and grievances against Orthodox-influenced Jewish politics. “Apartheid Pride? No Way!” ran one of their articles at the time:
http://boycottworldpride.org/

Jeremiah on August 27, 2007 at 5:32 pm

They may as well hold a gay rights demonstration on Nasrallah’s territories. I’m suprise they didn’t hold a NAMBLA conference in Ramallah while Arafat was still alive. Maybe Al Qaeda might consider starting a seperate unit for homo recruits.
I’m with Southernnops on the new deinition for HOMOcide bomber if you are a lesbo in hezbo that is. I don’t think a male homo would display much of his interest in 72 female virgins.

Jew Chick on August 27, 2007 at 5:41 pm

Hope all the pro-Pali anti Israel Gay activists take up Makso on his offer. Also, why not visit Hamas’ Gaza while at it?

Infidel Pride on August 28, 2007 at 12:14 am

Jew Chick
You forgot the pearl like boys who’ll be in that paradise as well – there’s something for everybody.

Infidel Pride on August 28, 2007 at 12:15 am

I don’t understand this travel agent or any of the gay tourists who want to go to these places. Whether they can successfully remain discreet or not is beside the point. Why would you want to go to a place where everyone wants to kill you?

LibertarianBulbasaur on August 28, 2007 at 12:44 am

Jew Chick, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I agree with so much of what you say and I would love to meet you!!!! If you’re ever in the New York area ;)

OneIrishJew on August 28, 2007 at 12:46 am

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