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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 11:45 AM

Bosnians march in first Gay Pride under tight police protection

SARAJEVO, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Several thousand people marched in Bosnia's first Gay Pride on Sunday, protected by a major security operation including anti-sniper units after some conservative Muslim groups organised counter-rallies.

The parade in the capital Sarajevo ended peacefully despite fears of violence prompted by aggressive hate speech online in a country where anti-gay sentiment can often be heard in public.

"I have always thought that basic human rights should exist for all and when I saw all those hate comments against the Pride march, I felt it was my obligation to come and show support," said Sanja, 54, from Sarajevo, who joined the march with her husband.

More than 1,000 police officers secured the event, shielding the walking area with fences and concrete blocks. Anti-sniper units were placed on the roofs of buildings along the main route in the city centre.
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Cold Warrior Sep 9 OP
Gunslinger201 Sep 9 #1
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Gunslinger201 Sep 9 #3
Red Bull Sep 9 #4
okletstalk Sep 9 #5
Bubba Sep 10 #6

Response to Cold Warrior (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 11:51 AM

1. Yeah those Muslims really like Gays



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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 12:13 PM

2. You broadbrush Muslims

Bosnian Muslims are quite different than Iranian or Saudi Muslims. For example, only 15% favour the establishment of Sharia in Bosnia. They behave and dress as Europeans and, in general, do not attempt to impose their faith on others. And, of course, Sarajevo is the most cosmopolitan city in Bosnia.

https://www.pewforum.org/2013/04/30/the-worlds-muslims-religion-politics-society-beliefs-about-sharia/

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 12:52 PM

3. You know I have some respect for you

So I’ll just drop out of this thread



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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 02:02 PM

4. Look at Afghanistan or Iran

Back when they were a western society before the fucking rabid lunatics took over.

Sorry but Islam is just a fucking time bomb waiting to detonate.

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Response to Red Bull (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 04:59 PM

5. Islam has its extremists, but not all Muslims are in that group

Any religion can have extremists. That doesn't mean the whole religion is bad.

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Response to okletstalk (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 04:37 AM

6. From What I Have Observed,

When the words "extremist" or "radical" are applied to Muslims, they refer to apostates or Muslims who wish to live in harmony with their neighbors.

Perhaps terrorists are in the minority, but those who support them, who refuse to criticize them, those who want Sharia law imposed in Muslims and non-Muslims alike, are mainstream. They are the ordinary, run-of-the-mill followers of The Prophet.

(Admittedly, I haven't observed much. I am not, to be sure, particularly knowledgeable about Islam. Still, in the almost twenty years since 9-11, I have neither seen nor read anything to contradict what I wrote above.)

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