Just now I was scrolling around to see what the reaction is among members of the refugee industry about the Kennedy decision at the Supreme Court yesterday.
So I stopped by Amnesty International and see that, of course, they are not thrilled, here.
(But, as I have told you innumerable times, the Supremes went too far in the first place and much of what people are having anxiety attacks over will be moot in a few weeks.)
But, then I noticed this action item and was interested to see their involvement in saving gay men in Chechnya from kidnapping and death (that is good), but I noticed one important item not mentioned in their action item for supporters.
Amnesty to their supporters: Tell those bad Russians what you think…..
So tell me, what have they failed to mention?
95% of Chechnya is Muslim. Islam directs the killing of gay men.
As the demographic makeup of a country becomes more Islamic, they become emboldened.
Maybe if Amnesty was more honest about the source of the prejudice they could save more people instead of making it sound like the bad ol’ [rightwing] Russians (who have little control over Chechnya!) are to blame.
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