Anti-LGBT

Roberto Fiore, Forza Nuova Leader, March 16, 2015

“The theory of gender [fluidity and homosexuality] is like ISIS, because it threatens society and is an attack on our identity. In a difficult moment we should reinstate the true values, while the gay propaganda boosts the already worrisome decrease of the Italian demographic.”Micol Sarfatti, “Roberto Fiore (Forza Nuova) in Regione Lombardia: ‘La teoria gender è come l’Isis,’” Huffington Post Italy, March 17, 2015, http://www.huffingtonpost.it/2015/03/17/fiore-regione-lombardia_n_6883470.html.

Ilias Panagiotaros, April 2014

“Until 1997, [the] international association of doctors, and I don't know what, considered homosexuality a sickness, illness, which it is.”Helena Smith, “Greece’s Golden Dawn party describes Hitler as ‘great personality’,” Guardian, April 16, 2014, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/16/greece-golden-dawn-hitler.

Anwar al-Awlaki, Former Senior AQAP Media Official, February 14, 2011

“The U.S. is an empire of vain desires, one which under the guise of liberty permits and spreads every crime, sin, and deviation from proper human nature. The U.S. and the West permit freedom of expression about all forms of apostasy and corruption; they permit everything, except telling a truth that brings shame upon them. The U.S.'s open corruption takes place at the highest level – that is, [at the level of] the president of the U.S. himself, who has approved a law permitting homosexuals to join the military, a matter that demonstrates the level of degeneration to which this people has sunk… Steven Stalinsky, “American-Yemeni Al-Qaeda Cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki Highlights the Role and Importance of Media Jihad, Praises Al-Jazeera TV Journalists and WikiLeaks,” Middle East Media Research Institute, March 15, 2011, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/5096.htm.

Osama bin Laden, Founder of Al-Qaeda, Date Undetermined

“[T]his manner of deciding truth from falsehood, through the ballot box, is one of the methods the writer of the declaration utilized straight from the West. For they [Westerners] vote over everything—even over legalizing homosexual marriage! They raised their voices in all their parliaments and thus legalized it… Nonetheless, what is false is false—even if a billion individuals agree to it; and truth is truth—even if only one who has submitted [i.e., a Muslim] holds on to it. Abundance or dearth [by way of votes, opinions, etc.] is not indicative of truth and falsehood… Just because people agree to your falsehoods does not mean that falsehood has become truth—even if people unanimously reject it [truth] and wage war against it. Truth and falsehood are discerned through the Book [Koran] and the sunna—not by the amount of votes from the voters.”Raymond Ibrahim, trans., The Al-Qaeda Reader (New York: Doubleday, 2007), 61.

Osama bin Laden, Founder of Al-Qaeda, Date Undetermined

“[R]egarding which shared understandings, exactly, is it possible that we agree with the immoral West?  The secular West, which does not practice any religion—this the intellectuals claim we hold things in common with!  What commonalities, if our foundations contradict, rendering useless the shared extremities—if they even exist?  For practically everything valued by the immoral West is condemned under sharia law… the issues most prominent in the West revolve around secularism, homosexuality, sexuality, and atheism. So what shared aspects are we to advance dialogue over in order to make for ‘a better place for us all’?”Raymond Ibrahim, trans., The Al-Qaeda Reader (New York: Doubleday, 2007), 37-38.