September 6, 2006, - 5:00 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Islamofascists are the champions, my friend. No time for losers, ‘cuz Islamofascists are the champions of the world.
Remember Freddie Mercury, the very talented, late lead singer of Queen? He sang a different incarnation of the lyrics for “We Are the Champions.” But it seems, these days, that Sharia (strict Islamic law) is taking over the world.
Take Mercury, himself. The bisexual, often transvestite singer died of AIDS in 1991. He would have been 60, Saturday, had he lived. Well, Mercury’s case demonstrates the utter discrimination against gays and bisexuals in the Muslim world.
In his native Zanzibar (Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar to Persian Zoroastrian parents), Muslim leader Azan Khalid criticized attacked plans to honor Mercury. Khalid, of the Zanzibar Association for Islamic Mobilization and Propagation, denounced a planned beach party in Zanzibar, held by Mercury’s fans, and he vowed to stop it. Khalid claimed Mercury violated Islam with his “flamboyant lifestyle.”
Hello? Mercury was not a Muslim. Well, Mercury was right when he sang, “Another One Bites the Dust.” In this case, the “One” would be freedom against Islamic tyranny, which seems to be the way the world–not just Zanzibar–is headed. His fans were celebrating his talent, not his sexual preference. But you can’t even celebrate talent if it doesn’t fit a narrow definition in the Islamofascist world.
Not a peep out of the usually vocal gay rights world, though, about the way the Islamic world treats gays–often with the death penalty.
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