At Orlando Massacre Site, Gay Activist Milo Invokes Holocaust; Calls on LGBT Community to Adopt ‘Never Again’ Motto in Relation to Islamist Terror (VIDEO)
During a visit on Wednesday to the site of last weekend’s deadly shooting attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, conservative British activist Milo Yiannopoulos delivered an impassioned speech, uploaded to YouTube, in which he called on the LGBT community to adopt the post-Holocaust motto of “Never Again” — but this time in relation to Islamist terrorism.
Yiannopoulos, who is gay himself, pointed to the example set by Jews in the wake of World War II.
“After the Second World War, when Jews saw what happened to them in the Holocaust, and they saw the number of other Jews who had said nothing, who had done nothing, when that particular minority was targeted by a different ugly ideology, after the Second World War they said, ‘Never Again,’” Yiannopoulos stated. “The creation of the State of Israel, whatever your political views, however you feel about Palestine versus Israel, the pugnaciousness, the determination and the effectiveness of the IDF … the fact that it is one of the most effective and brilliant armies in the world, one of the most efficient fighting forces in the world, is the result of what happened in the Second World War.
“My hope after today, after the ugly and disgusting thing that happened here, is that gay people say too, like the Jews did after the Second World War, ‘Never Again.’ And gay people too let Islamic fundamentalist preachers and Muslims everywhere who are tempted into thinking that they can treat gay people like this, they can treat women like this, they can treat Latinos like this, they can treat blacks like this, they can treat anyone like this, know that we will shoot back.”
Earlier on Wednesday, Yiannopoulos was briefly banned from Twitter over tweets he published that were critical of Islam. His Twitter account was later reinstated after the ban prompted a massive online outcry.
Watch the full speech below.