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Published On: Sat, Jun 27th, 2015

Georgetown professor Rosa Brooks: Use gay marriage photos to ‘defeat’ ISIS

A former Obama aide and Georgetown law professor has made an odd and arguably naive proposal – share gay marriage to teach ISIS a lesson. In her Foreign Policy article “Can Gay Marriage Defeat the Islamic State?”

Rosa Brooks urges readers to share gay marriage photos to illustrate how America is the “land where no one would force their religious beliefs on anyone else. A land where all people would have the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. A land where we could seek change peacefully and trust our laws and institutions to respond to our deepest hopes.”

Brooks says “Brutality and fear can keep people down for only so long” while invoking the Nazis, the Soviet Union, and the KKK.

Gay pride american flag“I still have faith that this dream is the one that will prevail, in the end. That’s the lesson of history: Brutality and fear can keep people down for only so long. The Nazis learned this; the Soviets learned it; the Ku Klux Klan learned it; Pol Pot learned it; the Rwandan génocidaires learned it…One of these days, the Islamic State and al Qaeda will learn it too.”

Brooks is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, and previously served as a counselor to the U.S. defense undersecretary for policy and as a senior advisor at the U.S. State Department.

ISIS may have a strong social media presence, but responding to gay marriage photos from the country they despise seems unlikely to shake the group hurling homosexuals from rooftops.

Most recently, the Sunni Muslim group targeted France, Tunisia and Iraq for attacks, killing innocents – full details here

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