Of course! A soccer game! Why didn’t we think of it before? Why, this will nicely expunge all Sharia-inspired sentiments that homosexuals deserve to be murdered. Next up: the State Department squares off against the Taliban on Field 3. From AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
A Dutch multicultural group is organizing a soccer tournament between gays and Muslims, hoping to counter what a study published on Thursday said was a rising tide of fear among gays.
A nationwide survey by the Police Research Academy said that most gays questioned feel unsafe and reported experiencing verbal attacks in the last year.
Of the 776 homosexuals who responded to an internet questionnaire, 80 percent said they believed their safety was threatened at some time during the year, said academy director Frits Vlek, who commissioned the research.
Only 3 percent said they were physically assaulted, Vlek said in an interview, but some 40 percent claimed they had been insulted or verbally abused.
Youths from Moroccan and Turkish backgrounds often were blamed for the incidents, Vlek said, since homosexuality is not widely accepted in many Muslim cultures.
“Parts of the Muslim community still resist homosexuality and receive little education about it,” he said.
Oh, I am sure they receive plenty of education about it. It’s just not the kind of education that this multicultural group likes, and they can’t bring themselves to admit that there could be a problem that doesn’t stem from ignorance, and that can’t be solved by an introduction to liberal pieties (with a few welfare benefits thrown in).
Muslim-gay tension is the theme of the soccer tournament organized by the Institute of Multicultural Development, to be held next week.
An organizer of the group, Suzanne Ijsselmuiden, said she hoped the competition will “help ease these tensions so that people can openly talk about homosexuality.”
Gay Muslims can take their choice of teams, she said. “People can have many identities.”