A Gay, Gay, Gay World By Mrs Vera West

     My, how the times change. The drive now is to decriminalise homosexuality in the entire world. That means the Muslim world, the Middle East, and most of Africa, all pushed by the Rump administration:

“The Trump administration is launching a global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality in dozens of nations where it's still illegal to be gay, U.S. officials tell NBC News, a bid aimed in part at denouncing Iran over its human rights record. U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, the highest-profile openly gay person in the Trump administration, is leading the effort, which kicks off Tuesday evening in Berlin. The U.S. embassy is flying in LGBT activists from across Europe for a strategy dinner to plan to push for decriminalization in places that still outlaw homosexuality — mostly concentrated in the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean. “It is concerning that, in the 21st century, some 70 countries continue to have laws that criminalize LGBTI status or conduct,” said a U.S. official involved in organizing the event.”

     It is difficult to think of something more likely to inflame Islamic countries than this, which will be seen as an imperialist intervention into their religion and culture. But, it is unlikely to succeed, for the Trump administration is largely impotent, and cannot even get up a wire fence, let alone a “big, beautiful wall.” It did little to save the Yazidi women:



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