Category Archives: Islam and homosexuality

Gay Chechens flee threats, beatings and exorcism

Family pressure has fuelled a sense of persecution felt by gay people in Chechnya, a mainly Muslim region in southern Russia.

Dozens have fled and some have been granted asylum abroad, amid reports of kidnap and torture by Chechen security forces targeting gay or allegedly gay people. Chechen officials deny the reported abuses.

Olga Prosvirova of BBC Russian interviewed two of those who fled in fear. They requested anonymity, so their names have been changed.

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ICNA’s Abdul Rauf Khan Targets Gays with Propaganda from Group Promoting Hizb-ut-Tahrir

Abdul Rauf Khan is the Assistant Executive Director of the Islamic Circle of North America’s (ICNA) main humanitarian effort ICNA Relief and Secretary of both ICNA Florida and ICNA Relief Florida. Most of his social media postings are to tout ICNA projects. Still, other posts he has made showcase bigotry, bigots and Islamist movements beyond ICNA. This month, he chose to target homosexuals with a video produced by a group that promotes the internationally banned Hizb-ut-Tahrir. It is all a reflection of the extremism Khan and his outfit represent.

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‘Shut up! That is enough’: Furious argument between a bisexual Muslim and a niqab-wearing woman exposes a deep divide in Australia’s Islamic community

This is the tense moment two Australian Muslim women clash and expose a deep divide in the Islamic community.

The mood became uncomfortable when Rita, a bisexual Muslim woman who practises Sufism, proposed reciting spiritual prayers over a meal during the final episode of SBS documentary Muslims Like Us.

This didn’t go down well with Anjum, a Sunni religious conservative who covers her face with a niqab in the TV series filmed on Sydney’s northern beaches.

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Far-right AfD member converted to Islam in protest at church’s gay marriage stance

A member of Germany’s far-right and anti-Muslim Alternative for Germany party (AfD) who recently converted to Islam has said he did so in protest at what he sees as the “moral decline” of the Protestant church.

Arthur Wagner, 48, until recently a leading party member in the state of Brandenburg, told the Bild newspaper on Wednesday that his decision was in part sparked by the church’s acceptance of same-sex marriage and the presence of priests at gay pride marches.

“One of the reasons (for the conversion) is tied to changes that have taken place in the church, which no longer reflects my values,” he told the daily.

Explaining his decision, he singled out the church’s position “with regard to the AfD, its support for marriage for all and the participation of pastors at Christopher Street Day, where there are children. It’s unacceptable!”

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Why Do Western Gays Abandon Their Islamic Brothers?

Whenever Islamic radicalism has been defeated after its reign of horror and fear, what follows among ordinary citizens are scenes of hope and liberation.

Syrian women burned the burqas the Islamic State forced them to wear, after the militants were being driven out from the city of Manbij. “Damn this stupid invention that they made us wear,” one woman said as she set fire to the garment. “We’re humans, we have our freedom”.

When the Taliban tyranny in Afghanistan ended, women’s faces also began to reappear on the streets; and men, forced by the Taliban to grow beards, flocked to buy razors.

Why hasn’t the West raised the question of gay rights under Islam? Go ask the LGBT establishment.

(Pic – An obviously aroused Justin Trudeau abandons all sense of decorum while prancing about at a Gay Pride event.)

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Married imam caught trying to meet 15-yr old boy for sex now fears being killed because of Islam’s view on homosexuality

Paedophile hunters have released footage which shows a respected imam allegedly trying to meet a 15-year-old boy for sex after grooming him with offers of money on a gay dating app.

The married father-of-five was snared by the vigilante group outside an address in Flixton, Greater Manchester, and was accused of traveling nearly an hour in the car to abuse the boy while his mother was at work.

‘Justice Will Be Served’ posed as a young boy on Grindr and filmed their encounter with the 45-year-old, who runs a mosque in Blackburn, Lancashire.

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Gay imam reveals plans to open Australia’s first homosexual-friendly mosque

Australia’s first openly gay Islamic imam is planning to open a mosque for same-sex attracted Muslim teenagers.

Nur Warsame, who publicly revealed his sexuality in 2010, wants to set up a haven in Melbourne for young Muslims whose socially-conservative families have shunned them.

The Somali-born imam, who was married with a daughter, say he is dealing with an ‘avalanche of misery’ and is in talks with philanthropists to build a refuge mosque in an undisclosed inner-city location for Muslims who have experienced violence from their families and their community.

Homosexual friendly huh? Is it specially designed with Roof Top Catapults?

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Indonesia’s Crackdown on Gay Men: ‘It Doesn’t Get Better, Does It’

The “Moderate” Muslim nation of Indonesia.

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Steven Handoko admits it wasn’t his most dignified moment. Naked as the day he was born, the bookish 25-year-old had been invited on stage by one of the strippers hired for a party at the Atlantis Gym.

That hardly qualified as outrageous behavior in the red-light district of Kelapa Gading in North Jakarta, where the Atlantis was located. Nearby were plenty of venues with suggestive names like the Playboy Sensation, massage parlors for straight men. The Atlantis was a gay sauna in a conservative country, but given the generally live-and-let-live milieu of the Indonesian capital’s night life, Mr. Handoko felt safe, if a little embarrassed.

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Beatings, death threats and rejection: Woman tells of harrowing life as lesbian Muslim in Pakistan

A woman has bravely revealed what it is like to be a Muslim lesbian after moving from Pakistan to the UK.

Zayna, not her real name, who is 40, said she has been beaten, humiliated and threatened because of her sexuality.

As reported by the Manchester Evening News, she refused to deny her true identity despite physical and mental abuse as people believed she had misinterpreted the messages of the Quran.


See also… Islam And Homosexuality: Half Of British Muslim Population Thinks Homosexuality Should Be Illegal

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Indonesian police arrest 58 men in raid on gay sauna

Indonesian police have detained 58 men including several foreigners in a raid on a gay sauna, an official said on Saturday, the latest sign of a backlash against homosexuals in the Muslim-majority country.

Police late on Friday raided a building in the capital Jakarta that houses a sauna and a gym after they received information from the public that it was being used for prostitution.

“We secured 51 and seven employees for allegedly providing pornographic services,” Jakarta Police spokesman Argo Yuwono said in a statement.

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