- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Gay conservative activist Milo Yiannopoulos says “mainstream Muslim culture,” not radical Islam, is to blame for Sunday’s terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Mr. Yiannopoulos, a senior editor at Breitbart News, told Rich Zeoli in a radio interview that he believes all of Islam encourages violence against gays and women.

“I’m not talking about Islamists,” he said. “I’m not talking about terrorists. I’m not talking about radical Islam. I’m talking about mainstream Muslim culture. There are 11 Muslim countries in which I could be killed for being a homosexual. The state penalty is death. One hundred million people live in countries where the penalty for homosexuality is death. This is not radical Islam. This is mainstream Muslim society.

“Look what’s happening in Sweden,” he continued. “Look what’s happening anywhere in Germany, anywhere there are large influxes of a Muslim population. Things don’t end well for women and gays. Women are treated abominably everywhere in the Muslim world. Gays are treated even worse. It shouldn’t be a surprise to us that when we invite these people into western, democratic, capitalist, free societies that bad things start to happen.”

Mr. Yiannopoulos blamed politically correct politicians for pandering to Muslims.

“The left has got to make a decision” he said. “Do they want to be regressive? And pander to Muslims and suck up to Islam at the expense of women and blacks and gays? Remember, the shooter in Orlando was working at G4S and said he wanted to kill all black people. He didn’t get fired. Why? Because he’s Muslim. One was scared. Do they want a world in which Muslims get to do and say whatever they want and these tragedies become common place? Because I don’t want to see America go that way. Or do we make a stand?

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“The left has got to make a decision,” he said. “Either they want female emancipation and it wants gay rights or it wants Islam. It’s got to pick. “America is the greatest country in the world. It is a country founded on freedom, freedom of movement, free enterprise, property rights, the rule of law, the First and the Second Amendment. Those principles have created the greatest country in the world. Those things are under threat from an alien culture that respects none of those principles.”

Mr. Yiannopoulos is currently on his self-titled “Dangerous Faggot Tour” throughout American universities. He’s expected to give a speech about Islam’s treatment of gays Tuesday night at the University of Central Florida, just 20 minutes east of the gay nightclub Pulse, where 49 people were killed and 53 injured by a Muslim terrorist early Sunday morning.

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