“When a man mounts another man, the throne of God shakes.” ~The Hadith.
(That sounds like a good motto for a Rainbow Church in San Francisco).
[Author’s note: No, I’m not gay. Just pissed at the Muslims.]
On Nov. 24, a reporter named Adel Hussein was sentenced to six months in jail by a court in Irbil, Iraq. His crime was ‘indecency’. Of course, this is an Islamic court, so their definition of ‘indecency’ is, by default, absolutely bugshit insane.
Case in point: Adel Hussein.
Adel is a doctor and journalist for the Hawlati news service in Iraq. Being a doctor, Adel wrote articles about health. In 2007, he wrote an article about Sexual Health. Part of this article included a detailed description of the physical effects of homosexual sex, particularly anal sex. (One immediately questions the logic of sending someone to prison for anal sex. It’s rather akin to locking up an alcoholic in a liquor store.)
“There are no gays in Iran. We do not have this phenomenon.
I don’t know who has told you that we have.”
~ President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Now, let there be no doubt here that Islam is unapologetic in it’s absolute, bigoted hatred of every gay or lesbian in existence. According to the faith, gays should all be killed in horrible, twisted, sexual ways that would lead the witnesses to wonder about the predilections of the executioners. But I digress…
The thing is, Adel isn’t even gay. He just mentioned the fact that gay men exist, and that there was a medical opinion to be had about the effects of anal sex. Within Islam, though, this is heresy. “Gay” does not exist. Homosexual acts exist, for which the person should be punished. But there is no such thing as a person who, for whatever reason, prefers to have sex exclusively with persons of their own gender. Apparently the Islamic cable providers failed to secure The Ellen DeGeneres Show for their audience.
So, Adel’s crime was basically reporting on the sexual health of gay men that do not exist. Anal sex does not exist. Hot, steamy, Turkish baths full of naked, single men exist, but are entirely platonic.
This would all just be humorous if it were not for the fact that an estimated 400 men have been executed for being gay in Iran alone. Hundreds more are whipped, beaten, and publicly disgraced every year. I have no misguided belief that Islam will get over themselves any time soon. I don’t believe they’re going to stop believing that they and only they have the power and divine right to lead the world. But, reading the story of Adel Hussein, I just wish they’d learn to get over themselves enough to allow people to at least talk about the reality we live in instead of the fantasy world their religion provides.
Fortunately, here in the West, we are allowed the freedoms that Adel and others lack. Here ya go… knock yourselves out on Adel’s behalf:
Written by Wm. Hopper, http://www.heathensguide.com.
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