At least eight people have been injured in clashes during the opening ceremony of Bosnia's first gay festival in the capital Sarajevo, police have said.But no, no - America is the real oppressor of gays & lesbians. Nary a word about this attack here or here. I'll give Joe.My.God a pass this time because of this post, thought it would have been nice for him to mention more about Islam and it's violent antipathy to homosexuals.
They said dozens of (Muslim*) men attacked participants of the festival in front of the city's Academy of Fine Arts.
A foreigner and journalists were reportedly among the injured.
Homosexuality is very much a taboo issue in Bosnia and organisers of the Queer Festival have received death threats, correspondents say.
Anti-gay protesters attacked the festival participants as they were leaving the opening ceremony in central Sarajevo on Wednesday evening.
Many demonstrators chanted "Kill the Gays!" and "Allahu Akbar!" (God is Great).
* Specificity added by QC