Islam, Two Canadian Homosexuals and Stockholm Syndrome

If one has an interest in understanding the dysfunction of homosexuality, the case of two homosexual Canadians – John Greyson and Tarek Loubani – may make the task a bit more difficult. Both appear to have been driven by some twisted form of Stockholm Syndrome before ever being captured.

First, a definition:

Stockholm Syndrome: the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with, identify with, or sympathize with his or her captor.

Note the implication. In order to become afflicted with the condition, the subject must first become a hostage or prisoner. In the case of Greyson and Loubani, they attempted to bond with, identify with, sympathize with and fight for their would-be persecutors (Muslim Brotherhood) before being captured. They were ultimately arrested by the Egyptian government, which is fighting the Brotherhood as well. Yet, these two homosexual men believe they’re being targeted by Egyptian authorities.

Homosexual strain of Stockholm Syndrome makes this look normal.

Homosexual strain of Stockholm Syndrome makes this look normal.

The bizarre case began when Greyson and Loubani decided to travel to Gaza, which is under the control of Hamas (Muslim Brotherhood), so Greyson could film Loubani providing medical care. They never made it and were detained in Tora prison.

Via the Toronto Star:

Loubani, an emergency room doctor in London, Ont., and Greyson, a Toronto filmmaker, were arrested during the violent street clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi that left hundreds dead.

Cairo was only a stopover on their journey to Gaza, where Loubani had a medical mission which Greyson planned to film, so initially there were expectations that they would be promptly released as innocent bystanders.

“This is the worst possible outcome,” said Marwa Farouk, the men’s lead defence counsel, on Sunday. “They are dealing with them in the same way they are dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood.”

In a statement from prison published Saturday, the two detainees said they arrived in Cairo with transit visas as clashes were raging between pro-Morsi supporters and security forces downtown in Ramses Square. Loubani provided emergency medical care to wounded protesters while Greyson videotaped the chaos. They were arrested later that evening when they stopped at a checkpoint to ask for help. {emphasis ours}

Check out the platform Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood ran on in 2012, via Afrol:

At a recent rally attended by about 25,000 people in Tanta, north of Cairo, Mohammed Badie, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood was reported to state that “it is not permissible for democracy to allow what is forbidden (haram) or forbid what is allowed (halal) even if the entire nation agreed to it.”

Mr Badie stressed that “the West has allowed gay marriage under the pretext of democracy, which we will never allow in Egypt, and we will not allow under the pretext of national unity that a Muslim woman would get married to a Christian man which violates the Islamic law.” {emphasis ours}

For some additional irony, Badie and the two Canadian homosexuals were arrested around the same time last month and all three men were detained in the same prison.

Via Al-Jazeera:

Interior Ministry sources told Al Jazeera Badie was moved on Tuesday morning to Tora prison, located in southern Cairo, where ousted President Hosni Mubarak and other leaders from his regime are being held.

This indeed is a new strain of Stockholm Syndrome. Let’s unpack it.

Two homosexual men, who would be persecuted, tortured, and given death sentences by Entity A (Brotherhood), leave the safety of Canada to join Entity A, which is fighting Entity B (Egyptian authorities). Upon being arrested by Entity B, the two homosexual men are thrown in the same jail as the leader of Entity A.

How much proof does one need to conclude that Greyson and Loubani aren’t normal?

Here is a video report on the two homosexual men, from The Sun’s Michael Coren, who doesn’t appear to have much sympathy for them (h/t BNI):


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