A Gay Muslim Filmmaker Goes Inside the Hajj

Arranging to meet the filmmaker Parvez Sharma is a little like setting up an appointment with an extremely polite spy. He asks to rendezvous in a public place — a Starbucks in SoHo where the noise level is high, the tables distant and the volume of customers great. His boundaries are clearly drawn: no discussion of his husband, his friends, his Manhattan neighborhood or his family. He arrives a half-hour early.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    BCF, reading articles in the NYT about thrill seeking gay film makers so I don’t have to.
    It is appreciated.

  • Gary

    Wait , I just realized that if Canada has it Citizenship oath done in Mekkah for muslims , the women can not wear any face covering and our problem is solved.
    Hold the ceremony while the women are on hajj and lets see how far they get giving the finger to the saudi’s and want to keep their niqab on .

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    • terrence

      Pat Condell ALWAYS is direct and to the point, and ALWAYS RIGHT.

      THanks for posting the clip.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Hey, while we’re talking about Pat’s, does anyone know what happened to Pat Dollard’s website?

  • Chris

    Imagine for one minute the smell of Mecca……..

    • Martin B


      And 769 trampled corpses rotting in the desert sun won’t help.

    • Cat-astrophe


      • Chris

        That’s the new slogan for Brampton, Ontario

        • Cat-astrophe

          Why’s that Chris?
          (by the way, now I can’t get that imagined “smell” out of my mind….lol)

          • Chris

            Brampton Ontario is a predominately arabic/south Asian community outside Toronto. At one point it was a nice little town but………..

  • Cat-astrophe

    Gay Muslim. Now THATS an oxymoron!

    • Justin St.Denis

      Not in the least. Homosexual activity between and among muslim men is far more prevalent than among their Christian counterparts. Wahhabi islam is particularly puritanical, and Saudi males are quite notoriously confused.