I have never understood the Left’s love of Islam and hatred of Israel. Israel is a western democracy where women and LGBT people have rights. Muslim country represent the absolute opposite of everything we think of as basic human rights.
Sometimes the build-up of pressure is just too much. You see it in nature – the force of two tectonic plates converging along a fault line. Shuddering out earthquakes, forcing up mountains, causing volcanoes to scream and spew lava down themselves.
Society is just the same. Simmering tensions boiling over into road rage, an angry exchange, knives drawn in the street.
Opposing forces shunting against each other so violently, eventually something gives. Someone gives.
Forty nine dead. Fifty one injured.
And the shock waves of this human earthquake spread fast. The ground whipped out from under the feet of a hundred sleeping mothers, some clutching phones, still listening to their frightened children’s last, terrified messages.
How much longer can we continue to deny a fault line has been drawn? On one side Islam and Muslims defined by it. On the other the LGBT community, defined by their right to love as they please.
Over the last two days, the deference of the liberal Left to Muslims over the LGBT community has been excruciating to watch. Unable to reconcile the two causes they champion, they have an awkward inconvenience they dare not face. An ex-wife at a wedding, acknowledged with an invitation, but sat at the back, facing the air-con unit.