Hillary Clinton To The Gay Community: “You Have Millions Of Allies Who Will Always Have Your Back. And I Am One Of Them.” (Just Don’t Ask Me About Taking All That Money From Nations That Kill People Like You…)
[guest post by Dana]
Here are a few excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s post-Orlando remarks:
The third area that demands attention is preventing radicalization, and countering efforts by ISIS and other international terrorist networks to recruit in the United States and Europe.
For starters, it is long past time for the Saudis, the Qataris, the Kuwaitis and others to stop their citizens from funding extremist organizations. And they should stop supporting radical schools and mosques around the world that have set too many young people on a path toward extremism.
Still, as I have said before, none of us can close our eyes to the fact that we do face enemies who use their distorted version of Islam to justify slaughtering innocent people. They’d take us all back to the Stone Age if they could, just as they have in parts of Iraq and Syria.
Here are 10 countries where homosexuality can be punishable by death: Mauritania, Nigeria, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
In the following countries, homosexual acts can be punishable by death:
Afghanistan: Death penalty laws exist but are unlikely to be implemented, according to the 2015 IGLA report.
Brunei: Brunei has adopted a death penalty (stoning) for homosexual acts and plans to implement it in 2016.
Iran: In accordance with sharia law, homosexual intercourse between men can be punished by death, and men can be flogged for lesser acts such as kissing. Women may be flogged.
Iraq: The penal code does not expressly prohibit homosexual acts, but people have been killed by militias and sentenced to death by judges citing sharia law.
Mauritania: Muslim men engaging in homosexual sex can be stoned to death, according to a 1984 law. Women face prison.
Nigeria: Federal law classifies homosexual behavior as a felony punishable by imprisonment, but several provinces have adopted sharia law and imposed a death penalty for men.
Pakistan: Death penalty laws exist but are unlikely to be implemented, according to the 2015 IGLA report.
Qatar: Muslims can be put to death for extramarital sex, regardless of sexual orientation. Death penalty laws exist but are unlikely to be implemented, according to the 2015 IGLA report.
Saudi Arabia: Under the country’s interpretation of sharia law, a married man engaging in sodomy or any non-Muslim who commits sodomy with a Muslim can be stoned to death. All sex outside of marriage is illegal.
Somalia: The penal code stipulates prison, but in some southern regions, Islamic courts have imposed Sharia law and the death penalty.
Sudan: Three-time offenders under the sodomy law can be put to death; first and second convictions result in flogging and imprisonment.
Yemen: According to 1994 penal code, married men can be sentenced to death by stoning for homosexual intercourse. Unmarried men face whipping or one year in prison. Women face up to seven years in prison.
Qatar $1-$5 Million
Brunei $1-$5 Million
Saudi Arabia $10-$25 Million
You can go here for a further look at the countries where homosexuals face imprisonment, and from which the Clinton Foundation took money.
Hillary Clinton has not addressed this hypocrisy on the campaign trail, but last year her husband-surrogate was questioned about it, and he rationalized it this way:
We do get money from other countries, and some of them are in the Middle East. The United Arab Emirates gave us money, do we agree with everything they do? No, but they’re helping us fight ISIS and they helped build a university with NYU. . . . My theory about all this is, disclose everything, and let people make their judgments.
I believe we’ve done a lot more good than harm[.]
But given we’ve been told a hundred times that Bill Clinton is not running for president and therefore what he says or does is irrelevant, I am looking forward to hearing from the nominee herself about this little post-Orlando matter. No doubt there will be a media inquiry. Any day now…