Islam’s Jihad Against Homosexuals

Jun 15, 2016

By Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The Orlando massacre is a hideous reminder to Americans that homophobia is an integral part of Islamic extremism. That isn’t to say that some people of other faiths and ideologies aren’t hostile to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, community. Nor is to say that Islamic extremists don’t target other minorities, in addition to engaging in wholly indiscriminate violence. But it is important to establish why a man like Omar Mateen could be motivated to murder 49 people in a gay nightclub, interrupting the slaughter, as law-enforcement officials reported, to dial 911, proclaim his support for Islamic State and then pray to Allah.

I offer an explanation in the form of four propositions.

1. Muslim homophobia is institutionalized. Islamic law as derived from scripture, and as evolved over several centuries, not only condemns but prescribes cruel and unusual punishments for homosexuality.

2. Many Muslim-majority countries have laws that criminalize and punish homosexuals in line with Islamic law.

3. It is thus not surprising that the attitudes of Muslims in Muslim-majority countries are homophobic and that many people from those countries take those attitudes with them when they migrate to the West.

4. The rise of modern Islamic extremism has worsened the intolerance toward homosexuality. Extremists don’t just commit violence against LGBT people. They also spread the prejudice globally by preaching that homosexuality is a disease and a crime.

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9 comments on “Islam’s Jihad Against Homosexuals

  • In the hours and days that followed these events, you could clearly hear the parrot squawks from the limp-wristed “liberal” left brigade :

    “Awk… Nothing to do with Islam ….awk awk…..

    Nothing to do with Islam ….awk ….

    Nothing to do with Islam ….awk awk…..”

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  • Imagine the self loathing! A fellow realises he’s gay but is a Muslim. Devout or merely captured by his upbringing; he is a Muslim and sees no way of escape. He is drawn to that which his religion tells him is an abomination. He finds no possibility of solace in the available alternatives. Christianity would shun him in the redneck state where he lives, liberal education which his Taliban supporting Daddy despises, are not options to him. He does not have the social or intellectual skills to join the reasonably tolerant post- Christian liberal community and his self loathing repels him from the gay community.
    Poor fella – he goes out and shoots people in the one place where he could find fulfilment and friendship.

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  • You can’t prosecute a suicide bomber, or any other kamikaze mass murderer. You can, however, go after their puppeteers, quartermasters, financiers, enablers, inciters, supporters. GWB said as much right after 9/11 when he said they weren’t going to distinguish between the terrists and those who sheltered/supported them. I forget the exact wording, but surely it still applies.

    Why this isn’t done in a bigger way continues to baffle me. As with yelling “Fire” in a crowded theater, preaching “fags should be murdered”, is not something that the glorious first amendment should be expected to sanction. It appears to be a crime in itself, even without specific “Hate Crime” legislation. That preachers of this stuff can still move around freely and address susceptible audiences is a major failing of law enforcement.

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  • True enough, Muslim dogma is full of hatred towards Gay people, but why are Americans suddenly pretending intolerance of LGBT was born in a Muslim Vacuum. Just a few weeks ago Conservative Christians were harassing people in Targets they even suspected of being transgender. South Carolina a few months ago passed a bill to legalize prejudice against Gays. At least 70% of Americans (last survey) say they are Christian, so if the majority of this country follows Christian dogma, that’s like the pot calling the kettle black.

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  • In Britain, the biggest threat to society as a whole is not the Muslims but the hand wringing liberals who allow any religious nuts to do what they want under the banner of multiculturalism.
    We should unfurl the flag of reason above Britain and lets all just get on with having a good time!

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  • M27Holts #7
    Jun 16, 2016 at 7:38 am

    In Britain, the biggest threat to society as a whole is not the Muslims but the hand wringing liberals who allow any religious nuts to do what they want under the banner of multiculturalism.

    While there are such woolly-minded liberals, it was the Tories and the Pseudo-Tory closet Catholic Blair, who promoted the expansion of faith schools run by religious groups, and with the previous democratically elected, Local Education Authority supervision of curriculum, quality, and funding removed!
    The problems of the “Trojan Horse Schools” were predicted, by education experts and teachers’ organisations, who pointed out the lack of accountability in the new system! The political ideologists and faith besotted, were determined to “know better”!

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