oguz atak   beldan sezen

 

I don't know you
~ OGUZ ATAK*~
but...
i've heard,
you have been a barkeeper,
i've heard,
you have been gay.
men loving.
i've heard,
you have been murdered.
assassinated
by men who loved a god
instead of men.
killing beauty killing
love
out of fear
killing dignity
fearing to be
to not be
loved
anymore.
jealous. fearing that
god might love others too.
fearing
that god might love the other too
~ A L L A H ~
killing
in the name of god,
killing
out of fear,
out of oppression,
out of jealousy.
in the name of god
killing love,
killing a man who have been "gay" enough
to love
~ A K B A R ~
and not to fear
love.

*Oguz Atak, a gay barkeeper in Istanbul, had been assassinated by islamic fundamentalist because he had a tattoo of "Allah Akbar" on his back.


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