You're conflating whether people think it's wrong with whether they think there's anything to debate and what they think we can do about it.Quote from Itsar, the Laughing OneQuote from Blinking Spirit
Then start a thread about another horrible attack on human rights and find out.
Already done, lol. And it totally shows that it's all about
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What's the thread, you say? To your great amazement, it's on the same forum page as this one - Genocide against Christians in the Middle East--and why Obama remains silent.
Many Muslims countries are quite repressive to religious minorities. Egyptian Muslims have been attacking Coptic Christians both under Mubarak and since the revolution. Some of the Syrian rebel groups, who are Sunni (like the majority of Syrians), have been attacking all sorts of minorities, including Syrian Christians (and Kurds, who are mainly Sunni, but non-Arab).
This is clearly awful. Hence there's not going to be a lot of debate about whether it's awful.
But what should the US/West do about it? Well, we have some limitations in what we can achieve and what might backfire. We cannot invade for the protection of Christians without it being turned around by the Muslim fanatics as evidence of a Christian Crusade against Islam. Which could only make things worse.
It also doesn't have anything to do with the subject of the thread. Almost your entire post is just a gigantic tu quoque ad hominem argument.
Do you have any evidence of this?What you people probably don't know is that the absolute majority of gay rights movements in Russia are sponsored from the west (or have extremely close ties to the liberal opposition, which in turn is sponsored and controlled by the west).
Sounds like you're just repeating a smear.
Although, yes, gay activists in one country might talk to gay activists in another country - this does not mean they're working for the West. And yes, they probably would ally with the opposition, considering they're opposed to the anti-gay actions of the government.
Do you find it hard to believe that there are Russian gay people and that they would want rights like anybody else? They must be foreign actors
But keep making sarcastic comments about how you we're demonizing you as homophobic on the basis of nothing. You continue to provide the evidence of its truth on your own.
What exactly is your point? You moved pretty quickly from claiming this "Occupy Pedophilia" thing is being exaggerated/distorted into basically being a whiny defensive little nationalist outraged that anyone would suggest there's homophobia in Russia and wildly accusing everyone of hypocrisy, as if that demonstrates that there's anything ok about what the Russian government is doing. Regardless of what's happening with those "skinheads", it's clear that the government is oppressing gay people and that there's significant homophobia in Russia supporting those oppressive actions.