It was only a matter of time until the Gay community began to understand that the biggest threat to their existence was coming from the rapidly-growing and virulently homophobic Muslim population in Germany – a population whose religion calls for the execution of homosexuals in the most horrific ways, such as throwing them off rooftops. Apparently, gays in Germany are beginning to experience this kind of hatred first hand.
CNN Take the case of Karsten P who was nearly beaten to death by two Muslims. Police identified the attackers as two locally known Muslim extremists, who were NEVER arrested and later fled to Syria before they could be prosecuted. Below is a photo of Karsten’s eye after the attack:
After demanding answers from local prosecutors and the mayor’s office and not getting a response, Karsten turned to Germany’s right wing party, the Alternative for Germany (AfD).
Karsten holds the metal implements (below) that held his face together following the attack:
Two surgeries later and fearful of being attacked again, the openly gay 52-year-old taxi driver — who doesn’t want to be identified because of concerns of another attack — avoids public spaces and always takes pepper spray with him. He and his partner have also been forced to move neighborhoods in the northwest German city of Bremen following mounting costs as a result of being injured.
“I went outside and saw someone kicking my partner’s head. I was trying to stop him and right at that moment, I got hit from the side,” Karsten recalls about the attack. “I kind of lost consciousness and when I got up again, I thought my partner was dead. He was all covered in blood and he didn’t move at all.”
Fresh in their minds, no doubt, was the horrific shooting attack in a Gay nightclub In Orlando, Florida by a local Muslim, Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and injured more than 100.
Alice Weidel (below), openly gay woman raising children with her partner. Weidel, an economist, was brought in as the softer, moderating face of the party, but her campaign speeches show she can deliver an angry rant on Muslim immigration as well as her AfD peers. “I call myself a classic liberal,” she told Handelsblatt’s sister publication WirtschaftsWoche. “We need less state.”
Campaigning on a vociferously anti-Muslim immigration platform, the four-year-old AfD party now has seats in 13 of the country’s 16 state parliaments. It has proposed a ban on mosque minarets and cutbacks on migration, from within the European Union and beyond, while its party manifesto says that “Islam does not belong in Germany.”
People like Karsten and Sven aren’t alone in supporting the party. There is even a German term for gay support of the far right: “homonationalism.” A 2016 survey from “MEN,” a monthly magazine for gay men, showed that 17% of respondents openly supported the AfD, higher than the national average.
Alex Tassis, the man who is now responsible for the AfD’s gay outreach, heads up Alternative Homosexuals, the AfD group that represents the LGBT community.
A gay immigrant from Greece, Tassis says he strongly believes that “Islamization” is a threat to Germany and Europe and that the AfD will soon become the most popular party among gay men. And it’s clear he views the LGBT community as an overlooked source of votes this election.
No longer can leftist parties in Germany like the Social Democrats (below) take the gay vote for granted. When it becomes life and death vs ideology, the logical choice is the party that respects life, and the AfD is the only party fighting against the Islamization of Germany.
“I don’t like everything the AfD say,” Karsten says, “but this is too dangerous for gay people to live openly here, if we get attacked like that. We need a party that’s talking openly about this and willing to stand by us.”
“We can agree to disagree on the same sex marriage issue but we agree with each other on security.”