Allah is TOTALLY down with teh gheyness

The religion of "peace" practicing its well-known tolerance toward a man suspected of being gay
It turns out that we were all completely wrong about the religion of "peace" and its specific policy toward homosexuals. Or at least, so a gay American imam (yes, apparently such a thing actually exists) would have us believe:
“We do not limit people by their gender or their sexual orientation, or their particular aspect of being Muslim or non-Muslim,” he explained. “They’re there to worship.” 
He came out to his parents when he was 15 but did not convert to Islam until he was 33. After becoming an Imam, he performed a funeral for a gay Muslim that died of AIDS. No other imam would agree to perform the body cleaning ritual, which “pained him very badly.”

A gay-friendly mosque recently opened in Paris. Openly gay Imam Muhsin Hendricks regularly preaches in Cape Town, South Africa. He also believes “homosexuality and Islam are not contradictory.” 
Most Muslim countries do not tolerate LGBT identity as a legal right. Even nations previously more lenient to gay rights, like Turkey, have seen Islamist elements advocate for the oppression of gay rights. This weekend, Turkish police attacked peaceful gatherers at the annual Istanbul gay pride parade with rubber bullets and water cannons. Ironically, the water canons displayed a beautiful rainbow over the marchers.
The best thing about this article is not the hilarious juxtaposition of the Islamic State's policy toward suspected homosexuals, which basically involves throwing them off buildings and hanging them from construction cranes. The best thing actually can be found in the comments, thanks to a delightful woman (or so I presume, based on her statements and turn of phrase) named MissieAnthropistie.

Here is a choice selection of her best moments:

Her no-holds-barred style is certainly extremely entertaining. And she speaks as one with some knowledge on the subject of Islam's stance toward X-Y crosses.

However, those of us with a rigourous attitude toward intellectual inquiry must ask: is she in fact speaking the truth?

Well, you'd have to read through the Koran, the Hadith (either the Bukhari or Muslim collections, as these are considered the most "authentic" within the twisted ideology that is Islam), and the Sirah (the biography of the so-called "prophet") in order to find out.

And that isn't exactly easy reading. As MissieAnthropistie rightly points out in another comment, the canon of Islam reads like a particularly bizarre type of snuff porn mixed in with badly mixed-up Christian and Jewish theology.

In Islamic parlance, homosexuality is termed as sodomy, although strictly speaking, sodomy and homosexuality may not mean exactly the same thing. However, we shall use the word ‘sodomy’ to mean homosexuality and vice versa. 
In Islam, homosexuals are condemned to receive the severest form of punishment... Homosexuality is treated as a serious sexual crime like Zina and adultery are. Here are some Islamic provisions for sodomy as found in Quran, ahadith and Sha’ria. 
In Qur’an, the act of sodomy is described as the preferred sexual act of the people of prophet Lot, the nephew of Abraham. The place where the people of Lot practiced this sexual deviation is not stated in the Qur’an, although from historical references we can infer the place to be either Sodom or Gomorrah (ref. 6, p.149), the two biblical cities notoriously infamous for sexual depravity. From the following verses we learn that Allah destroyed the homosexual people of these places by baked ‘brimstones.’
And furthermore:
“Four types of people get up in the morning while they are under the wrath of Allah and they sleep in the night while they are under the displeasure of Allah.” He was asked: “Who are they, O Messenger of Allah?” The Prophet replied: “Those men who try to resemble women and those women who try to resemble men (through dress and behaviour) and those who commit sex with animals and those men who commit sex with men.” 
So their so-called "prophet"- remember, Mohammed is upheld within Islamic ideology as the "ideal" man, the one that all Muslim men everywhere are to emulate at all times in all respects- openly condemned homosexuality without reservation, right? Therefore, both the unfortunate imam and the charming MissieAnthropistie are wrong.

Well... not so fast. It turns out that the Koran alone is rife with contradiction on a number of topics, including but not limited to male homosexuality, male sodomisation of women, and men having sex with young boys:
In the description of paradise, Allah says that He has reserved young and beautiful boys as servants for those who qualify to enter the garden of paradise. This pleasure of child molestation is especially relevant to the Jihadis of today, who are dying just to have a real taste of paradise. Here are a few samples of verses from the Qur’an. 
052.020 They will recline (with ease) on Thrones (of dignity) arranged in ranks; and We shall join them to Companions, with beautiful big and lustrous eyes.

052.021 And those who believe and whose families follow them in Faith,- to them shall We join their families: Nor shall We deprive them (of the fruit) of aught of their works: (Yet) is each individual in pledge for his deeds.
052.022 And We shall bestow on them, of fruit and meat, anything they shall desire.
052.023 They shall there exchange, one with another, a (loving) cup free of frivolity, free of all taint of ill.
052.024 Round about them will serve, (devoted) to them, young male servants (handsome) as Pearls well-guarded.
052.025 They will advance to each other, engaging in mutual enquiry.
052.026 They will say: "Aforetime, we were not without fear for the sake of our people.
052.027 "But Allah has been good to us, and has delivered us from the Penalty of the Scorching Wind.

Here is another sample of Qur’anic ‘boys’ in paradise: 
076.017 And they will be given to drink there of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with Zanjabil,-

076.018 A fountain there, called Salsabil.
076.019 And round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness): If thou seest them, thou wouldst think them scattered Pearls.
076.020 And when thou lookest, it is there thou wilt see a Bliss and a Realm Magnificent.

If you have the time to search the Qur’an, you will surely find many other verses that promise the company of ‘beautiful’ ‘pearl’ like boys used as a baits to convert the sex hungry Bedouin Arabs to Islam.
And now we begin to see that the imam is, in a very twisted sense, right- and so too is MissieAnthropistie.

But wait! It gets worse!:
The Qur'an permits pedophilia. The following Qur'anic verse allows sex with pre-pubescent girls who have not yet menstruated.
And (as for) those of your women who have despaired of menstruation, if you have a doubt, their prescribed time shall be three months, and of those too who have not had their courses; and (as for) the pregnant women, their prescribed time is that they lay down their burden; and whoever is careful of (his duty to) Allah He will make easy for him his affair. (Koran 65:4)

Start at about 36 minutes in to get the skinny on what Islam actually says about buttsecks between male Muslims.

Looking at even a brief rundown of the facts, there is still a great deal of confusion out there about Islam's real views on gays, homosexual acts, and general queerness. Trying to conclude whether the imam referenced above is right is very difficult because of the knotty mass of contradictions and half-truths and scriptural "interpretations" that exist within Islam.

Remember, Islam doesn't have anything like the doctrinal structure and authority from on high that the Catholic Church does- within the Church, the Holy Father is the final and ultimate authority on the meaning of the Scriptures, and the Magisterium both teaches and enforces this Truth.

Islam, however, lacks such a common structure. It is possible to essentially consider each imam a "Pope" unto himself. And you can see immediately how this would lead to huge problems with interpreting what the blasphemous Koran actually says.

All we can do is judge Islam by the actions of its followers. And if you judge based on that, you will immediately realise that Islam has a colossal problem with both homosexuality and child abuse.

A former correspondent for BBC World News, John Simpson- one of my family's favourite news anchors from the late 90s and early 2000s- wrote a set of books about his time in the journalism business. They're quite good reads, mostly for the funny stories that Mr. Simpson has to tell about his travels among the world's oddest people. One story he relates tells of his successful attempt to cross the border into Afghanistan... while dressed in a full burqa. And in that story, he points out that Afghan men have some serious repressed homosexuality going on.

Moreover, we know, based on incidents such as the Rotherham case earlier this year, that child abuse is not only a problem within Islamic societies, it is absolutely rampant.

So ultimately, it turns out that in fact imam Abdullah (the name literally translates as "slave of Allah"- and by the way, abd, i.e. "slave", a root for the Arabic word abeed, also happens to be synonymous with "black", which tells you everything you need to know about how Islam views black people) is wrong and MissieAnthropistie is right.

Islam has quite a lot to say about homosexuality. It explicitly states that men who goat-screw other men are to be stoned or put to death in various nasty ways. It also permits sex between men and young boys, for a variety of reasons, and is perfectly tolerant of child abuse because of their "prophet"'s relationship with his favourite wife, Aisha. And it can, and does, turn a blind eye toward male homosexuality when it is convenient to do so.

This is no "Abrahamic religion" at all. It is what it is- a violent, totalitarian, utterly immoral ideology bent on world domination. And it must be resisted by all free-thinking people for that very reason.

UPDATE: Courtesy of the Single Dudes, take a look at what a very liberal American magazine has to say about rampant sodomy in Saudi Arabia:
In Saudi Arabia, sodomy is punishable by death. Though that penalty is seldom applied, just this February a man in the Mecca region was executed for having sex with a boy, among other crimes. (For this reason, the names of most people in this story have been changed.) Ask many Saudis about homosexuality, and they’ll wince with repugnance. “I disapprove,” Rania, a 32-year-old human-resources manager, told me firmly. “Women weren’t meant to be with women, and men aren’t supposed to be with men.” 
This legal and public condemnation notwithstanding, the kingdom leaves considerable space for homosexual behavior. As long as gays and lesbians maintain a public front of obeisance to Wahhabist norms, they are left to do what they want in private. Vibrant communities of men who enjoy sex with other men can be found in cosmopolitan cities like Jeddah and Riyadh. They meet in schools, in caf├ęs, in the streets, and on the Internet. “You can be cruised anywhere in Saudi Arabia, any time of the day,” said Radwan, a 42-year-old gay Saudi American who grew up in various Western cities and now lives in Jeddah. “They’re quite shameless about it.” Talal, a Syrian who moved to Riyadh in 2000, calls the Saudi capital a “gay heaven.” 
This is surprising enough. But what seems more startling, at least from a Western perspective, is that some of the men having sex with other men don’t consider themselves gay. [Didact: It's not just "some" of the men. It's MOST of them.] For many Saudis, the fact that a man has sex with another man has little to do with “gayness.” The act may fulfill a desire or a need, but it doesn’t constitute an identity. Nor does it strip a man of his masculinity, as long as he is in the “top,” or active, role. This attitude gives Saudi men who engage in homosexual behavior a degree of freedom. But as a more Westernized notion of gayness—a notion that stresses orientation over acts—takes hold in the country, will this delicate balance survive? 
When Yasser hit puberty, he grew attracted to his male cousins. Like many gay and lesbian teenagers everywhere, he felt isolated. “I used to have the feeling that I was the queerest in the country,” he recalled. “But then I went to high school and discovered there are others like me. Then I find out, it’s a whole society. 
This society thrives just below the surface. During the afternoon, traffic cops patrol outside girls’ schools as classes end, in part to keep boys away. But they exert little control over what goes on inside. A few years ago, a Jeddah- based newspaper ran a story on lesbianism in high schools, reporting that girls were having sex in the bathrooms. Yasmin, a 21-year-old student in Riyadh who’d had a brief sexual relationship with a girlfriend (and was the only Saudi woman who’d had a lesbian relationship who was willing to speak with me for this story), told me that one of the department buildings at her college is known as a lesbian enclave. The building has large bathroom stalls, which provide privacy, and walls covered with graffiti offering romantic and religious advice; tips include “she doesn’t really love you no matter what she tells you” and “before you engage in anything with [her] remember: God is watching you.” In Saudi Arabia, “It’s easier to be a lesbian [than a heterosexual]. There’s an overwhelming number of people who turn to lesbianism,” Yasmin said, adding that the number of men in the kingdom who turn to gay sex is even greater. “They’re not really homosexual,” she said. “They’re like cell mates in prison.”
There is much more to the article. There is your confirmation, if any were needed, that homosexuality is a direct result of the strictly enforced separation of genders from birth well into adulthood. This is why homosexuality and hidden sodomy- what the most amusing MissieAnthropistie hilariously terms as "chocolatiering"- is such a problem, and why Islam has such a schizophrenic set of attitudes toward it.

And this should be evidence enough to tell you that Western and Arabic culture, for all of the admirable and deplorable qualities of both, are simply not compatible.


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