Grandson of Hamas founder is gay, Christian, and living in NYC – HYPELINE


Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Cultural appropriation.Report

  2. Avatar LeeEsq says:

    It’s kind of unsettling that a gay man renamed himself after Jean Calvin.Report

  3. “OK. Tell me about yourself. I’ll warn you, I’m going to be very skeptical about granting someone with such strong family connections to terrorism residency.”

    “No, I not terrorist. I not even Muslim anymore. I Christian now, convert after reading wonderful book about Jesus.”

    “And what book is that?”

    “DaVinci Code!”

    “Your statement is that you found Jesus after reading a book by Dan Brown.”

    “Yes, is so moving. He is genius.”

    “OK. The good news is that we’re not going to move to deport you. The bad news is that I’m going to kill you right now.”Report

  4. Avatar Damon says:

    This guy should be deported, at a minimum, because we don’t want islamic hit teams infiltrating the us to kill him. Ship him back.Report

    • Avatar Marchmaine in reply to Damon says:

      Maybe just Belgium, then? Seems unjust to deport a fellow looking to leave Hamas back to Palestine, and since the hit teams are already in Belgium… win/win.Report

    • Avatar North in reply to Damon says:

      I’m assuming you’re joking because there’s no way you’d be cringing at the idea of Hamas sending Islamic hit teams into the ‘States.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Damon says:

      Personally, I see it as a wonderful indicator. Fundamentalist Islam is not, in fact, impervious to Modernity.

      If we were smart, we’d make a reality show about him with Arabic subtitles and put it on the youtubes.Report

      • Avatar North in reply to Jaybird says:

        Eh, if the gov tried to make a reality show about him it’d suck. The private sector won’t because it’s risky and probably wouldn’t be much money to be made.

        That said he does confirm my own preconceptions that fundamentalist Islam is deeply vulnerable to modernity, but then again I’ve always though that so confirmation bias eh?Report

        • Avatar Jaybird in reply to North says:

          Given my suspicions that it was impervious, I’m quite pleased. I see this as leveragable.Report

          • Avatar Troublesome Frog in reply to Jaybird says:

            My theory is that belief systems that make life generally suck are pretty hard to hold together in the face of average people seeing that there are other ways of life that aren’t constantly miserable. Communism is the most recent example.

            I’m sure fundamentalist Islam will hold on longer for the usual reasons religions tend to hold on longer, but it has an uphill battle to hold onto the hearts and minds of its adherents, given what a stressful and unrewarding way of life it seems to offer.Report

      • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to Jaybird says:

        Wanking Off with the Wahabis.Report

      • Avatar Damon in reply to Jaybird says:

        I’m sure we could issue a “work permit” for him. But again. They can film it in Can a duh.Report

        • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Damon says:

          Please try to have a higher-level view.

          Imagine the worst happening: a targeted assassination. I would hope that the cameras would be running. Play the tape on every news program, play the audio on NPR, get it on every college campus. Make the college Muslim group give speeches as if it were a Babtist shooting an abortion doctor. Have young Muslim students give speeches on the importance of inclusivity.

          I quiver.Report

          • Avatar Damon in reply to Jaybird says:

            Dude, like anyone would actually air the actual shooting.

            But hey, I’d be game for it. But why don’t we film the show in his home country? They it’d be “the locals” stoning him for being gay. That ought to get some folks’s attention.Report