Gay Pride “Honours” for Manji & Khaki September 10, 2006Posted by Taleb Haqq in Homosexualists, Proggies, Queer Muslims.
If you haven’t been following this year’s Toronto Gay Pride coverage, here’s what you missed: Award Honourees Announced.
El-Farouk Khaki was honoured for
Spirituality: El-Farouk Khaki, lawyer and human rights activist, El-Farouk is the founder of Salaam Canada and the local Salaam Toronto chapter. Salaam is a Muslim Identified Queer Advocacy and Support Organization, providing support, resources and lobbying on behalf of their membership for greater tolerance and inclusiveness in the Islamic community.”
So now Salaam is for “inclusiveness in the Islamic community…” but they won’t do this by debating the mainstream Muslims (see my previous post on Salaam Canada and the El-Farouk Effect).
Anyway, the real treat is what Irshad Manji got honoured for:
Human Rights: Irshad Manji, the best-selling author of “Trouble with Islam” [sic], which has been published internationally, including in Pakistan, Turkey, India, and Lebanon. An ardent advocate for the role of critical thinking and thoughtfulness in religious and political discourse, her work and activism has had tremendous implications for human rights issues for women, people of other faiths, and queer communities around the world.
Human rights, huh? Are we talking about the same Manji here? The Pro-Zionist anti-Arab? The one who loves to appear on the O’Reilly Factor because he won’t cut her off (since she agrees with him on almost everything)? Not even the proggies like or agree with Manji and they constantly criticize her pro-Israel stance against the Palestinians. Even the failure Tarek Fatah has some very harsh words for Manji.
While we’re on the subject of Manji, you may enjoy this following picture.
It’s of Manji posing at the Israeli side of a border fence…Now we know who her supporters are.