Interesting read from Tablet.
I thought the "infographic" below was hysterical.
Whoever did this up is really funny and very smart:
Muslim > gay, black > female, and everybody > the Jews
Read the whole thing:
"As a gay, Jewish man (consider privilege duly
checked), I am not unfamiliar with, or unsympathetic to, the idea of
highlighting the problems faced by victimized minorities. Earlier this
month, for example, I came across a story
that made me want to mount the barricades in righteous indignation.
Images circulated by the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human
Rights showed a group of Islamic State thugs in the city of Tal Abyad
shoving an elderly, blindfolded man from a plastic chair from the
heights of a seven-story building. Nothing special in the land of the
Islamic State, except for the “crime” that the man was accused of
"According to the Observatory, the man survived the fall (one photo
depicts Islamic State members huddling around their victim, sitting
upright on the ground, checking to see if he was still alive). But he
was soon put out of his misery when the crowd that had gathered to watch
this macabre scene stoned him to death."
"Here is an instance when identity politics,
put into practice, could be eminently useful. Islamists kill homosexuals
for something they cannot change: their sexuality. It’s the same reason
they kill Jews, by the way, and the motive is quite clarifying, or it
at least should be. Indeed, the recent spate of attacks against Jews qua
Jews in Western Europe ought be a wake-up call to that segment of the
global left that insists there exists some sort of quasi-moral license
for Arabs who kill Israeli civilians because of the existence of
settlements. Those who obsess over identity politics—who believe that
every political and social question can be reduced to somebody’s skin
pigmentation or what’s between their legs—ought to realize that there is
no truck with people who kill people precisely because of
their immutable traits. When it comes to fighting violent Islamist
supremacy—theocratic, sexist, genocidal, homicidally anti-gay—the
identity politics brigade should put warmongering neocons to shame."
"Yet just at the moment when we need our identity-politics warriors to be most outraged, they are notably silent. Why?"