Paul Makonda, regional commissioner for Tanzania’s main city of Dar es Salaam, announced the government plans to identify and arrest the “many homosexuals” in the east African nation. Their punishment could include as much as 30 years in jail, Reuters reported.
On October 22, about three thousand people rallied in central Paris “to denounce assaults on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and demand urgent action from the government.” Among the many recent incidents that had sparked the protest, noted Reuters, were “the beating of a gay couple by their cab driver” the previous week and the murder in August, in the Bois de Boulogne, of a “transgender sex worker.” Another report on the rally mentioned two additional, and particularly high-profile, incidents: in September, an actor named Arnaud Gagnoud was beaten up after giving his boyfriend a hug outside a theater in Paris’s 20th arrondissement; on October 16, Guillaume Mélanie, founder of the gay-rights group Urgence, was gay-bashed in a Paris street.
Two women have been caned in Malaysia after being found guilty of attempting to have sex with each other in what is said to be the first case of such a punishment imposed on women for being lesbians.
The public caning took place in the conservative state of Terengganu in the northeast of the country on Monday. The women were caned six times each in the Sharia High Court in front of around 100 people.
Since you are not allowed to have sex with a woman if you follow Islam.
Two women have been sentenced to caning in Malaysia for going against their religion by having sex in contravention of strict Islamic laws, according to an official said on Tuesday, August 14.
The women aged 22 and 32, were arrested in April by Islamic enforcement officers after they were found in a car in a public square in northern Terengganu state, one of the most conservative areas of the country.
A few days before the second anniversary of the Pulse massacre in Orlando, Florida, two Muslim terrorists were arrested in a plot to attack gay targets in France. There may be no connection beyond coincidence, but the media would have normally made one anyway if it weren’t avoiding the subject.
There is something seriously wrong with the Anti-Zionist left.
On June 8, an estimated 250,000 people attended the Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv. Tourists from all around the world came to Israel to watch and participate in the event. The theme of this year’s event is “The Community Makes History” — a reference to the LGBT community in Israel.
Meanwhile, as the Israelis were celebrating tolerance on the streets of Tel Aviv, their Palestinian neighbors were busy doing precisely the opposite: they were demanding that people should be fired for producing a television comedy about gay people in the Gaza Strip.
The controversial program, called “Out of Focus,” has drawn strong condemnations from Palestinians, who are now calling for punishing those responsible for “insulting Arab and Islamic values.”
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.
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.
In a Friday sermon delivered in Columbia, South Carolina, Egyptian–Americancleric Muhammad Syed Adly warned his congregation against sending their children to non-Muslim schools. Imam Adly said that gay or lesbian teachers might pass it on to their students.