In , scholar Saviz Shafai gave a public lecture on homosexuality at the Shiraz University and in would research sexual orientation and gender issues at Syracuse University. Punishment for same-sex sexual activity between men was more severe than between women. An old joke in Afghanistan is that birds fly over Kandahar with one wing held under their tail — as a precaution. On that basis, operations have been carried out in Sunni Muslim countries, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt. A rare opportunity for Iraqi activists has come up with Iraq being appointed to the UN human rights council. Nor has any action been taken to shut down groups that openly go after LGBT people, such as Occupy Pedophilia , a national network of Russians who torture gay men, and then post hugely popular videos of their acts online.
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Oxford Islamic Studies Online. In Chapter Eight of the book, Progressive Muslims: Gay Muslims is a Channel 4 documentary about the experiences of five lesbian and gay Muslims , how they challenge the heterosexual bias within their British communities , and attempt to integrate their religion with their sexuality. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Mauritania. In Egypt and Lebanon — predominantly Muslim countries with a large Christian population — attitudes towards homosexuality among Christians are not very different from those among Muslims. Despite thousands of American service members' lives lost and tens of billions of dollars spent to help rebuild Afghan society with some level of democracy and respect for women's and other marginalized groups' human rights, Afghanistan's antigay sodomy law remains open to interpretation, depending on which version of Sharia law individual judges subscribe.
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Now, she says she has to flee Russia". Then I spoke to scholars, imams and academics and I learned that there's no word for homosexuality in the Qur'an, but it does teach you to respect the diversity in the world and be honest — which is what I am doing. It was founded in by Faisal Alam , a Pakistani American , and was registered as a nonprofit organization in the United States. The imams I have said this to agree with me, but say they can't say that in public.
Coming out: Growing up gay and Muslim in America
Description: Please try again later or using a different browser. These are all small developments, but 15 years ago none of them were happening. The west African nation of Mauritania has a death-penalty provision on the books that allows for gay men to be stoned to death. Medieval Islamic thinkers inferred an earthly punishment by considering homosexuality as a form of adultery.