As Twitchy reported, the United Kingdom on April 19 updated its travel advisory to the United States, adding that “LGBT travellers may be affected by legislation passed recently in the states of North Carolina and Mississippi,” linking readers to the Human Rights Campaign, a lobbying body and political action committee that donates heavily to Democrat causes, for further information.
The U.K. might want to hurry and patch its travel advice for LGBT citizens headed to Bangladesh. “Local laws reflect the fact that Bangladesh is a mainly Islamic country,” reads the site, adding, “You should respect local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times and be aware of your actions to ensure that they do not offend other cultures or religious beliefs.”
Strangely, the U.S. travel advisory makes no mention of respecting local religious customs, while the travel advice for Bangladesh has no link to LGBT travel guidelines. It probably should, as Bangladeshi gay rights activist and Julhas Mannan and a companion were hacked to death Monday by Islamic extremists, who delivered a package full of machetes to Mannan’s apartment.
Mannan, "godfather" of Dhaka gay community, held Ramadan suppers for LGBT kids. Intruders w machetes killed him Mon. https://t.co/JTuF2EAFcH
— Ellen Barry (@EllenBarryNYT) April 26, 2016
@ellenbarrynyt INTRUDERS??????? HAHAHAHAHA….. Ofcourse problem spelling Islamic fundamentalists. isn't it?? LOL
— OCD (@Bhuttozardari1) April 26, 2016
Mannan, who also worked for the US Agency for International Development (USAID), had tried to organize a “Rainbow Rally” for gay and transgender youths for the Bengali New Year on April 14, but it was canceled by police.
Seeing as President Obama has decided to take a pass on U2 frontman Bono’s advice to “send in” comedians Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, and Sacha Baron Cohen to fight ISIS and other Islamic extremists with laughter, Bono might want to take his message to India, where a spiritual guru’s message of peace to ISIS was met with a photo of a beheaded man.
An Indian spiritual guru tried to start peace talks with ISIS. This is how it responded. https://t.co/NElA8ZCtaU
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 22, 2016
“Thus, my effort for a peace dialogue with the ISIS ended,” said Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. He added, “I think the ISIS does not want any peace talks. Hence, they should be dealt with militarily.”
@washingtonpost Hurray for the religion of "peace"…
— boringfileclerk (@boringfileclerk) April 22, 2016