Fundamentalists in Pakistan protest LGBT pride event at US embassy: "We condemn the American conspiracy to encourage bisexualism in our country"

Published: July 5, 2011

The U.S. Embassy is Islamabad, Pakistan hosted an LGBT Pride event, one of many embassies around the world to do so. But, hard-core religious fundamentalists weren’t too happy about it. And, it sounds like their messages are pretty close to the anti-gay messages of the hard-core religious fundamentalists in the US:

Islamists held rallies in major Pakistani cities Monday to denounce a gay rights event hosted last month by the United States embassy, calling for a "holy war" against ally Washington.
 
Around 100 demonstrators in the southern port city of Karachi protested, calling the meeting "an assault on Pakistan’s Islamic culture", while there were similar demonstrations in the capital Islamabad and in Lahore.
 
"We condemn the American conspiracy to encourage bisexualism in our country," said Mohammad Hussain Mehnati, city chief of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Pakistan’s largest Islamic party, while leading a rally.
 
"They have destroyed us physically, imposed the so-called war on terrorism on us and now they have unleashed cultural terrorism on us," he said above the din of slogans of "Death to America" by his party cadres.

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