Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.
I don’t think there’s a more apt metaphor for what the UK is doing to itself with Islam than the story of Mr. Laurens Vallender.
A former trained soldier swapped his Territorial Army beret for a veil and became Britain’s first transgender Muslim woman.
Laurens Vallender now calls himself Lucy and says he is finally ‘true to herself’ after a sex change three years ago. He is now married to a Muslim man he met on an online dating site, but he did not know he was once a man when they wed.
I just bet. Look at that face. Who could possibly suspect Laurens/Lucy is a man?
But finally the UK has its transgender gay Muslim soldier. If it were the US, the Democrats would already be encouraging him to run for President.
He now wears a full veil outside her Swindon home to show the world he is married.
This is the rare case where everyone can unite around a Burka.
Mr. Vallender told his GP he was ‘in the wrong body’ and three years ago had his sex change. He then went back to work as a Ministry of Defence kitchen porter.
In another major life change, he then converted to Islam because it promoted peace last September.
‘I had thought about it for a while but it is such a taboo I thought,’ he said. ‘But I did it because it is a nice religion – so peaceful.
If there were any doubts that this man is completely delusional, they have just been resolved.
His conversion to Islam followed last Autumn and then he married Murad at a small ceremony at his home in London.
“I’ve seen him twice since the wedding. When I do we have sex.”
So it’s a proper gay marriage then.
He has run into trouble with the local mosque in Swindon, Wiltshire, as they would not let him pray with the women.
“They asked me questions about my bra cup size, asked about my Adam’s apple, about my period and asked to see my birth certificate.”
Mr Vallender says he has been victimised by worhippers, who he says have asked himr personal questions and banned him because he is a transexual, and he wants to ‘get justice’ for transgender and Muslim people.
Try Syria. They’re serving up heaps of justice there. (Source)