“The rhetoric of Islamophobia from the ‘gay’ press after 9/11 was incredible. We were hearing things from conservative columnists that one could not imagine before. After I spoke publicly about not supporting the US war in Afghanistan, soon after 9/11, there were Op-Eds in the gay press that denounced me as a ‘unpatriotic’. One writer went as far as to say that I should be stripped of my American passport and be shipped off to Guantanamo. I was writing responses almost on a daily basis confronting the Islamophobia being perpetuated by these columnists.”
Lavender magazine interviews AlFatiha Founder Faisal Alam.