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Actor Jeff Goldblum criticized for questioning treatment of women under Islam

Actor Jeff Goldblum is under fire for questioning Islam and how it treats women and gays.

Speaking in a recent episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Goldblum asked a Muslim guest about the more problematic aspects of the faith, which require women in certain countries to wear head coverings and leads to gay people being hanged in the public square.

“Is there something in this religion that is anti-homosexuality and anti-woman?” he asked. “Does that complicate the issue? I’m just raising it and thinking out loud and maybe being stupid.”

Watch the clip below:

Goldblum directed the question to Iranian-Canadian Jackie Cox (real name Darius Rose), who was wearing a red-and-white striped caftan and a blue hijab with silver stars. “You can be Middle Eastern, you can be Muslim and you can still be American,” Cox said of the outfit.

As the clip went viral, Goldblum faced massive amounts of backlash from leftists and Islamist apologists accusing him of Islamophobia.

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“Jeff Goldblum felt the need to say, ‘but isn’t Islam anti-gay and anti-woman’ to Jackie because she was wearing a stars-and-stripes hijab, as if America hasn’t been anti-gay and anti-woman from the outset, or killed and displaced millions of Muslims, including women and queers,” tweeted Muslim Omar Sakr. “America, and by extension Christianity, is forever allowed to be exemplified by the best of what it represents; Arabs and Muslims are forever and only allowed to be exemplified by the worst. This is not just tiresome, it’s also deadly in how it entraps a billion+ in villainy.”

“Jeff Goldblum’s question about Islam to the performer wearing hijab always makes me wonder what folks say about us Muslims behind our backs. This was him holding back & trying to be sensitive. He’s well-traveled, informed & he’s from ‘liberal Hollywood.’ I wonder,” tweeted CNN contributor Wajahat Ali.

‘For some reason, ‘progressives’ are mad at Jeff Goldblum for bringing it up,” stated David Harsanyi in National Review. “I’m sorry, there is no ‘bravery‘ in political virtue signaling. If you want to see genuine courage, look to the women who defy the Iranian hardliners and walk Tehran’s streets without a hijab.”

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice

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