James talks to a psychologist in Germany confronting one of the most startling strategies used by the far-right: homonationalism.
The concept of homonationalism was developed by Jasbir Puar, a professor at Rutgers. It’s often used to describe how far-right parties like the Alternative for Germany ally with LGBT community to vilify Muslim immigrants.
That’s a concern for Aileen Kakavand, who counsels LGBT migrants and refugees with Muslim backgrounds. Kakavand condemns the hypocrisy of far-right politicians like Beatrix von Storch and Nicolaus Fest for pledging to protect homosexuals from Muslims while seeking to curtail homosexual rights.
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