The long road to being gay and Muslim

The long road to being gay and Muslim

There are 23 comments on the Mail & Guardian story from Jul 24, 2012, titled The long road to being gay and Muslim. In it, Mail & Guardian reports that:

A newlywed Frenchman wants to prove that "being gay and Muslim is possible" after feeling forced for years to choose between religion and sexuality.

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#1 Jul 24, 2012
There is hope for Gay Muslims and all Homosexuals, in general.

WARRIOR OF GOD

“WIELDLING THE SWORD OF GOD”

Since: Dec 06

THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

#2 Jul 24, 2012
Trisha wrote:
There is hope for Gay Muslims and all Homosexuals, in general.
Yeah, when the hatred of Islam dies.

~Warrior~
Loving WARRIOR OF GOD

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Jul 24, 2012
I agay... well, a tranny really.
And i am muslim.
A reverted muslim.
I have two moroccan friends i regularly give a blowwwjjob.
And one iranian.
Scores of americans too.
In fact i'm known in my street here as "Deep Throat".

So i can testify that there indeed is hope for us all.

WARRIOR OF GOD

“WIELDLING THE SWORD OF GOD”

Since: Dec 06

THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

#4 Jul 24, 2012
Loving WARRIOR OF GOD wrote:
I agay... well, a tranny really.
And i am muslim.
A reverted muslim.
I have two moroccan friends i regularly give a blowwwjjob.
And one iranian.
Scores of americans too.
In fact i'm known in my street here as "Deep Throat".
So i can testify that there indeed is hope for us all.
You know the punishment for gays in Islam don't you Z?
Your religion is filled with HATE you know...

~Warrior~

WARRIOR OF GOD

“WIELDLING THE SWORD OF GOD”

Since: Dec 06

THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

#6 Jul 24, 2012
Trust Allah-God Almighty wrote:
Kill Homosexuals
"If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives." (Leviticus 20:13
Thank goodness we don't do that today Tommy. That is left-up to your religion of HATE! ISLAM, Hypocrite!

~Warrior~
Aiesha S

Sydney, Australia

#8 Jul 26, 2012
Trisha wrote:
There is hope for Gay Muslims and all Homosexuals, in general.
I hope so. Good luck to all the French cushions.

“Twoof, a true act of ignorance”

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Canada

#9 Jul 26, 2012
I read a great article of how Palestinian gays were being taken in by Israel and protected yesterday.

I'll post it here later when I'm at my laptop.

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#10 Jul 26, 2012
Aiesha S wrote:
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I hope so. Good luck to all the French cushions.
That is a term I'm not familiar with.
Aiesha S

Sydney, Australia

#13 Jul 26, 2012
Trisha wrote:
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That is a term I'm not familiar with.
Pouffes, I mean. Most gays I know call themselves that, and you're allowed to say it when you're friends with them.

But it sounds nicer to say French cushions.
Aiesha S

Sydney, Australia

#14 Jul 26, 2012
Porkpie Hat wrote:
"For Gay Palestinians, Tel Aviv Is Mecca
Al-Fatiha — which calls itself the principal international organization promoting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Arabs — is located not in Beirut or Cairo, but in Washington, D.C. And no wonder: The international movement for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people hardly exists inside the Muslim world.
Arab human rights organizations sometimes advocate for gay rights, but they do so sotto voce. In fact, the only country in the Middle East in which gay people may safely leave the closet is Israel. Which is why, for gay Palestinians, Tel Aviv is Mecca.
Gay Palestinian men flee to Israel because they are not safe in the West Bank and Gaza. They also have no place else to go.
“Israel is close and far at the same time,” says Haneen Maikey, a gay rights activist with Jerusalem Open House, one of the principal gay rights organizations in Israel. If the sexuality of a gay man in Palestine is exposed, his family might torture or kill him and the police will turn a blind eye.
Because they are so vulnerable to blackmail, it is assumed by the families and neighbors of gay Palestinian men — sometimes correctly — that they have been blackmailed into becoming informers, either for Israeli intelligence or for opposition Palestinian factions. So when they meet a violent end, the motivation of the killers is not entirely clear.
And in Israel? Misinformation abounds. In a 2004 speech at the University of California, Berkeley, Alan Dershowitz said:“I support Israel because I support gay rights. Recently, a progressive congressman, Barney Frank from Massachusetts, worked with me and Israel to grant asylum for 40 Palestinian gays.”
Alas, not a word of this is true.
When gay Palestinian men run for their lives into Israel, they do not seek — and they cannot get —“asylum,” which is a special status under international law available to those who can establish a “well founded fear of persecution” in the country of their nationality or “place of habitual residence.” Israel has never granted asylum to Palestinians, gay or not, says Anat Ben-Dor of the Refugee Rights Clinic at the Tel Aviv University Law Faculty — even those who can credibly claim they will be killed if they are sent back to the West Bank or Gaza. This is because Israel interprets international asylum law — the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, which Israel has signed — as inapplicable to Palestinian nationals.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Jerusalem advises any Palestinian seeking asylum in Israel that he or she is ineligible to apply. Nevertheless, in years past, West Bank Palestinians were sometimes allowed official or unofficial residence in Israel on any one of a number of humanitarian grounds. These included family reunification, medical treatment, fear of persecution or because they were blessed with high-profile friends. But not any more."
Read more: http://forward.com/articles/1125/for-gay-pale...
Even in the face of constant tension, Israeli's find a way to choose humanity.
Sounds like it's even worse for them than it was in Oscar Wilde's day. Good on the Israelis.

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#15 Jul 27, 2012
Aiesha S wrote:
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Pouffes, I mean. Most gays I know call themselves that, and you're allowed to say it when you're friends with them.
But it sounds nicer to say French cushions.
lol! That's funny!
:)

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#16 Jul 27, 2012

“Twoof, a true act of ignorance”

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#17 Jul 27, 2012
Aiesha S wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like it's even worse for them than it was in Oscar Wilde's day. Good on the Israelis.
Yup, staying in the west bank means risking life and limb where Israel offers them the opportunity to live freely as themselves.

“Twoof, a true act of ignorance”

Since: Jun 09

Canada

#18 Jul 27, 2012
Aiesha S wrote:
<quoted text>Pouffes, I mean. Most gays I know call themselves that, and you're allowed to say it when you're friends with them.

But it sounds nicer to say French cushions.
Lol!

We have a gay couple living next door, they call us their token breeders:-)

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#20 Jul 27, 2012
Porkpie Hat wrote:
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Yup, staying in the west bank means risking life and limb where Israel offers them the opportunity to live freely as themselves.
Islamic rule breeds intolerance and stagnation.

“Twoof, a true act of ignorance”

Since: Jun 09

Canada

#21 Jul 30, 2012
Trisha wrote:
<quoted text>Islamic rule breeds intolerance and stagnation.
Yes it does.

Any religion that can't move past the middle ages should be vilified for what it is.

“Google Operation Northwoods”

Since: Aug 10

** 9-11 was an inside job **

#22 Jul 30, 2012

“Twoof, a true act of ignorance”

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Canada

#23 Jul 30, 2012
"Of the seven countries that impose the death penalty for homosexuality, all are Muslim."

http://www.economist.com/node/21546002

“Twoof, a true act of ignorance”

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Canada

#24 Jul 30, 2012
" Of the seven countries that impose the death penalty for homosexuality, all are Muslim

http://www.economist.com/node/21546002

“Google Operation Northwoods”

Since: Aug 10

** 9-11 was an inside job **

#25 Jul 30, 2012
Trisha wrote:
There is hope for Gay Muslims and all Homosexuals, in general.
Really...
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/islam/T7U...

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