Mr. Gay Belgium has been attacked in his hometown in what is clearly a hate crime.
Jaimie Deblieck, 19, was shoved to the ground, stomped and kicked in Roeselare, Belgium, while his attacker hurled antigay slurs at him, calling him a “fu*king homo.”
Deblieck took to Facebook to share the unsettling details:
“Attacking me from behind and stamping on me is one thing. Calling me “fucking homo,” you’re gonna regret it. I’m not going to drop it, you coward,” he wrote.
Bram Bierkins, organizer of the Mr. Gay Belgium contest, said Jaimie is “disappointed and angry.”
“He is a strong personality and he has also survived threats and other negative comments after his election,” he continued.
Police are now investigating the attack. Luckily, Deblieck avoided sustaining permanent injuries.
“A lot of people like me in our country have had to deal with physical violence because of their sexual orientation and they do not yet dare to express themselves.
“That’s why I decided to tell my story to the media. These incidents have to be reported.”
There was a time when I thought Islam was misunderstood. I made an effort to travel the Middle East, and live in various urban and rural centers.
Above all else, the experience taught me that Islam is incompatible with western civilization’s march towards social inclusivity, progressive values, women’s rights, and a generally prosperous and stable society.
Virulently antigay Christians can be cruel to our cause, and yet they represent a minority of Christians. Violent, vicious, and brutal homophobia is a mainstream and unquestioned reality across the Middle East.
If we invite Islam into the country, then in two or three generations, we will be faced with “no go” zones and the creeping totalitarianism of sharia.
Europe is facing this now and western civilization seems to be so open minded that it is risking its own cultural suicide. If we agitate to stop the importation of cultural strife, then we can and the threat now. If we kick the can down the road, The problem will find itself compounded and incredibly difficult to solve
Just wondering, where do you see that the attacker was Muslim. I’ve looked at several of the news reports, in Flemish (i.e., the source), and not a single one mentions the religious affiliation of the person attacking Jaimie De Blieck. Whatever the attacker’s religion or background, I hope he’s found, punished and locked up.
“invite islam into the country”?? lol are you kidding me? There have been millions of muslims living peacefully in our country for centuries. STOP with your absurdist right wing scare tactics. I imagine this guy is a troll but his words should be countered strongly. We have radicalized Christians here doing far more damage and committing more violence than the muslims ever have.
Belgium has always been known as a very tolerant place to live. Well, till now.
Aaaaaaannnnnd, the desperation of the new Screename of anti-lgbt troll “Mo Bro” to try to pretend that Evangelical Christianity is somehow not the same.
Remember, it was American Christians funding and pushing the bill in Uganda to legalize murdering lgbts. Remember it was Christians like Mike Pence here in America trying to legislate against our civil rights.
So please tell us all about how much better for society they are. (Yawn)
@truckproductions. Exempt were not talking about America. Yes. Muslims here are far different then over there. They’ve integrated themselves into society better. It’s also why were seeing Nationalism becoming such a strong force in Europe for the first time.
That is since WW2.
We’re to begin unpacking this. How did you get Islam from this article? Is it referred anywhere in there.
You are entitled to your opinion on Islam, however wrongheaded and generalising it is. What you are not entitled is to push your no go area bullshit. No go areas in Europe have been disproved over and over again.
@DCguy. Lets just say extremists in religion then. In Belgium the problem is with the Muslims and in Uganda and here it’s with the Christians. Two sides of the same coin though.
Oh come on guys. I’m as big of a liberal as they come but that doesn’t I’m going put the blinders on. We all know the assailants last name will most likely have hypens in it.
Look at the immigration camps and how even the Muslim gays were afraid for their lives. We’re not talking about the US. This is largely Muslims coming from the MIddle East and most of them think you should be put to death. That’s a fact.
There is “no go” areas. This has been a topic over and over. It’s just not official.
I have to agree with tnguy on Islam. We need to limit the immigration from the Middle East and North African countries and Indonesia and Malaysia. Muslim women seem fine but many Muslim men are angry and hot tempered due to their repressed culture.
the attacker was white you ignorant imbecile
The reason why the American relationship with Islam has traditionally been different than that of the European one is three fold: there is wide diversity within the Muslim population in America, the Muslims in America are more highly educated, and American Muslims feel more integrated.
Adherents who immigrated to the US in the pre 9/11 world came from a plurality of backgrounds which made it difficult to self segregate, they are typically highly educated (10% of US doctors), and they score their levels of satisfaction with America more highly than those Muslims who emigrated to Europe.
However, the Muslims who immigrated to Europe came principally from specific backgrounds (i.e., Algeria, Moroccans and Turks) and have fewer skills and educational credentials. In turn, they have been economically and socially disenfranchised which has encouraged them to turn inwards into their own segregated, national, and sectarian communities and spurn the Western societies around them.
Turning back to America, we can extrapolate that if we continue to allow mass immigration from specific national and sectarian backgrounds (i.e., Sunnis from Syria, Iraq, and Somalia), of refugees with fewer skills and educational credentials, then we might find that the refugees, economically and politically disenfranchised, turn away from our pluralistic and tolerant society and find comfort in the very same culture of violence and intolerance which they had fled initially.
@DCguy– Legitimizing the presence of potentially dangerous refugees by claiming that evangelical Christians are worse is a terrible and stupid argument. You have utterly missed the point. To be simplistic, would you rather have two groups of people (radical Muslims and Evangelicals) who hate you, or would you rather just one?
@Apolodorus– see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcsG-u2GtZE and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AltyhmrIFgo
Those are what a “no-go” zone look like. Would you want to live there?
@Amalgamate Wheres the picture? Regardless, I still claim truth
@ChrisK – 100% agree. I was in Belgium recently, it really does have some very serious “integration’ issues, especially in places like Molenbeek.
MOST Muslims have joined the 21st century and disregard those parts of their doctrine that do not apply any longer, just as Christians and Jews have done with the Bible.It’s the FUNDAMENTALISTS of ALL religions you should be wary of.
There is NOTHING here but a troll trying to turn this into a conversation on Islam because he has a bug up his ass about Muslims.
As to his bullshit about Muslims in the USA, there are several studies by different reputable groups which show that he is full of bullshit. Specifically, on the issue of Muslim views in the USA concerning homosexuality, he is completely off base.
A Pew Research Center survey conducted this year found that 52 percent of U.S. Muslims say homosexuality should be accepted by society. In contrast, only 34 percent of white evangelical Protestants believed in 2016 that homosexuality should be accepted by society.
The rate at which white evangelicals are shifting their views is slower than the rate for Muslims. White evangelicals shifted their views by 11 percentage points between 2006 and 2016. Muslims’ acceptance of homosexuality shot up by 25 percentage points between 2007 and 2017.
What on earth does this attack have to do with Islam? Jaimie isn’t Moslem, and I’ve not seen anything about who his attackers were, except bigots. And bigots are big in every walk of life and every religion hope Jaimie has a fast and full recovery and that the bigoted cowards who attacked him get caught and sent to prison where they might have close encounters they don’t want!
@Juanjo. Yes but the same study also says that if you’re in a Muslim majority country it’s damn near 100% that think you deserve no rights. Death is even too good for you.
That’s why when you see the whole town come out to see gays hanged or thrown off bldgs it’s not because they’re all forced to be there. They damn well love it.
This makes me angry and sad. It’s unbelievable what our brothers and sisters around the world have to go through. He sounds like he’s handling it as well as can be though.
On a side note he is extremely good looking. I can see why he won.
And probably why the animals hate him so.
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