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Amsterdam Launches Anti-Gay Moroccan Analysis

Amsterdam’s worrisome anti-gay hate crime rates are sparking an equally worrisome study:

Mayor Job Cohen commissioned the University of Amsterdam to conduct a study on the motives behind the hate crimes. Half of the crimes were committed by men of Moroccan origin and researchers believe they felt stigmatized by society and responded by attacking people they felt were lower on the social ladder. Another working theory is that the attackers may be struggling with their own sexual identity.

While we’re all about Amsterdam trying to curb anti-queer attacks, this study seems a bit short sighted. Wouldn’t it be better to educate people, rather than rationalize their actions into objectivity?