Everything you need to know about being gay in Muslim countries

When the US supreme court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage last year, the White House welcomed it with rainbow-coloured lights and many people celebrated by adding a rainbow tint to their Facebook profile.

For the authorities in Saudi Arabia, though, this was cause for alarm rather than celebration, alerting them to a previously unnoticed peril in their midst. The first casualty was the privately run Talaee Al-Noor school in Riyadh which happened to have a rooftop parapet painted with rainbow stripes. According to the kingdom’s religious police, the school was fined 100,000 riyals ($26,650) for displaying “the emblem of the homosexuals” on its building, one of its administrators was jailed and the offending parapet was swiftly repainted to match a blue rainbow-free sky.

Pic – Turkey – Kill the Homosexuals poster.

  • In Islamist circles, there is rowdy same-sex behaviour.

    I’m sure some leftist wag has some explanation for that.

  • Gary

    But Justin supports gays rights.

  • Alain

    To be blunt I long ago passed my saturation level with the “trials and tribulations” of homosexuals. Frankly I fail to see a problem when other countries refuse to embrace Western decadence. However, there is no need to throw them off high buildings, stone them or hang them; just reject what sadly and unfortunately the West is attempting to push on the rest of the world.