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A father learns of his son's homosexuality and laments that he allowed the boy to be too close to his mother, and to avoid closeness with him and with his male peers.
He explains why homosexuals are not a disadvantaged minority group and granting special class status and advantages is not necessary and would, in fact, hurt true disadvantaged minorities.
Disapproval of homosexual acts is equated with racism and ethnic bigotry.
www.leaderu.com /menus/issues.html   (9398 words)

On the contrary, Islam elevated the status of women 1,400 years ago by giving them the right to divorce, the right to have financial independence and support and the right to be identified as dignified women (Hijab) when in the rest of the world, including Europe, women had no such rights.
Islam allows women to keep their maiden name after marriage, their earned money and spend it as they wish, and ask men to be their protector as women on the street can be molested.
Islam encourages marriage as a shield to such temptations and as a means of having mutual love, mercy and peace.
www.islam-usa.com /25ques.html   (3268 words)

 Comparative: Homosexuality
Also, homosexuality is illicit due to its dangers of breaking up the Jewish community, making it possible for family fathers to abandon their wive and children.
Homosexuality is in the central scriptures of Islam, strongly condemned.
Homosexuality is mentioned in the Koran, and in a negative manner.
lexicorient.com /e.o/comp-homosexuality.htm   (463 words)

 Islam's Love-Hate Relationship with Homosexuality
It is difficult to establish precisely the number of homosexuals that have been executed in Iran since the Islamic revolution in 1979, since not all sentences are widely publicized, but estimates range from several hundred to 4,000 (3).
The Koranic claim that homosexuality was unknown before it first appeared in Sodom is a uniquely Islamic concept; so is the notion that its destruction was exclusively due to the homosexual practices of its inhabitants, a departure from the Hebrew Scriptures.
Islam’s problem of homosexuality, a reflection of the deeper psychosis endemic to the Islamic world view, illustrates a problem that cannot be solved short of Islam’s thorough and comprehensive reform and revision.
www.frontpagemag.com /articles/Printable.asp?ID=5704   (1575 words)

 Homosexuality in Islam
Modern studies and the many consequent theories regarding the crime of homosexuality lend to convey a blurred conception of the Biological disturbances as well as some environmental factors are even tendered as mitigating circumstances to reduce the stigma and the blame from the homosexual.
Homosexuality is also a form of sexual inversion, hence the type of punishment was most befitting in that it also symbolized their unnatural acts of immorality.
It was decided by majority vote that homosexuality among the males was no longer an offence provided it was indulged in with mutual consent of the parties involved and in case of the object of the unnatural love being a minor, his guardian had to give his consent.
www.alinaam.org.za /library/homos.htm   (1947 words)

 Homosexuality and Religion - ReligionFacts
Homosexuality is generally defined as sexual interest in and attraction to members of one's own sex.
Homosexuality was not uncommon in ancient cultures, though the forms and views of homosexual behavior vary significantly.
Hinduism and Buddhism tend to view homosexuality primarily from the standpoint of its karmic effects, with varying conclusions.
www.religionfacts.com /homosexuality/index.htm   (186 words)

Homosexuality as far as Islam is concerned is a profound mistake (as are all sins if they are not intending to do wrong).
It has been suggested that homosexuality is genetically inherited and that those who have this 'predisposition' are victims of it not sinners of any sort.
However, there are other things which are probably genetically influenced to give predispositions to for example gambling or alcoholism.It could also be argued (and has been) that it is programmed into men's genetics for them to be unfaithful to their partner.
www.islamic.org.uk /homosex.html   (581 words)

 Tara's World Of Islam
Homosexuality is dangerous for the health of the individuals and for the society.
Homosexuality is, of course, not a new behavior.
Homosexual movement is one of them, the others are the Irish Catholics, the Quakers, etc. The reason for providing the background information here is to first to come to grips with the sophisticated nature of the problem, and know who we and our youths are dealing with.
www.angelfire.com /mo2/scarves/homosexuality.html   (6394 words)

 REFLECTIONS ON ISLAM. The unknown roots. Myth versus enlightenment. Is the Koran Allah's word? Terrorism and lack of ...
It is signifant that the Islam has all the characteristics of a cult: a closed system, group conformity, idealisation of the leader and scapegoating.
No mercy for those who resist Islam: The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution or crucifixion, or the cutting off of the hands and feet from opposite sides or exile from the land.
As Islam is more a binding social network between families and groups of believers than that it is born out of a religious inclination, leaving the clan is felt as an insult.
members.ams.chello.nl /a.wichmann2/islam.html   (8504 words)

 glbtq >> arts >> Islamic Art
The apparent invisibility of homosexuality in the visual arts of Islam is no indication of its absence in the culture.
Although homosexuality is prohibited (and sometimes severely punished) by Islamic society in general, it is nevertheless widely practiced.
The conflicts within Islam regarding homosexuality are highlighted by the fact that Abu Bakr, the first Caliph (successor) after Mohammed's death, advocated that homosexuals should be buried under a wall, while philosopher Ibn Sina (Avicenna, 981-1037), on the other hand, said that kissing boys was permissible, provided it did not lead to immorality.
www.glbtq.com /arts/islamic_art.html   (789 words)

 Islam's view on homosexuality - Minnesota Daily
That being said, Islam also has rules and regulations with regards to sexual relationships, and the producer of Wednesday's ad is either unaware or has chosen to ignore this part of Islam.
While Islam takes a strong stance against homosexuality, it also opens its arms to the repentant servants of God who are willing to step over their personal desires for the obedience of their creator.
This response is not meant to be a lesson on Islam; rather, it is a clarification to a misleading advertisement.
www.mndaily.com /articles/2005/04/19/64233   (560 words)

 Homosexuality and Islam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is no concept analogous to "homosexuality" in Islam — not in the sense of an innate identity, not in the sense of a behaviour, nor in the sense of a common identity of both (all) parties in sex between members of the same sex or gender.
In Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban homosexuality went from a capital crime to one that it punished with fines and prison sentence.
Homosexual activity by homosexuals (eunuchs) is not spoken of in the Qur'an, which mentions only the unjust homosexual rape perpetrated by straight men against other straight men.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Homosexuality_and_Islam   (5349 words)

 Homosexuality in Islam, Christianity and religion
Despite the oppression of homosexuals, that the public began to consider a wrongdoing on behalf of the Church, in the late 20th century there were known homosexual sympathizers within the Church and many of its priests and bishops (much) later came out as having been homosexual all along, others of having knowingly ordained homosexuals.
Islam is probably the most rigidly and inhumanly anti-homosexual in its practices of all the world religions.
Although Judaism does not accept homosexuality, Jews have not made many such hateful comments, but partially this may be because Judaism has not yet fully faced the issues although liberal Jewish groups match liberal Christianity in their tolerance.
www.vexen.co.uk /religion/homosexuality.html   (2674 words)

Homosexuality is not found among the animals (I know only one exception).
I think homosexuality, if free, will always be something peripheral, because although humans have separated from animal nature per se, but as long as we live and procreate in the body we have, we cannot go that far from the rest of animal kingdom.
The law is sexist to a degree that it calls for execution of homosexuals.
www.ghandchi.com /19-Homosexuality_and_Islam.htm   (1365 words)

 Queer Jihad vs.Islam - Muslim 'civil rights' organisations condemn homosexuality as "abnormal human act" - Militant ...
Islam does not view sexual desire as the main aim of marriage; for marriage is a means to acquire tranquility and to actualize the love and mercy between spouses.
Here, he considered homosexuality tantamount to adultery in relation to the Shari'ah punishments because it is an abomination on the one hand and the definition of adultery applies to it on the other hand.
In the West, homosexuality is on the increase because youngsters are encouraged by society to date at earlier and earlier ages.
www.militantislammonitor.org /article/id/447   (4971 words)

 Comparative Index to Islam : HOMOSEXUALITY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Homosexuality is generally condemned in Islam, and guilt requires the establishment of four credible witnesses, similar to the case for adultery.
MEMRI TV provides a transcript as well as the translated television footage of an Arabic preacher who demands that homosexuals should be stoned or thrown off a cliff.
A polemical article responding to a Muslim attack on the Apostle Paul presents a considerable number of serious and curious aspects regarding Islam and homosexuality.
www.answering-islam.org /Index/H/homosexuality.html   (231 words)

"Homosexuality, moreover, is an abomination and a grave sin.
Hence, the Shafi`i compares the punishment applied in the case of homosexuality with that of adultery and fornication, while the Hanafi differentiates between the two acts because in homosexuality, the anus (a place of impurity) may also be involved while in adultery (and fornication), the penis/vagina (which are reproductive parts) are involved.
Some scholars hold the opinion that the homosexual should be thrown from a high building as a punishment for his crime, but other scholars maintain that he should be imprisoned until death.
www.religioustolerance.org /hom_isla1.htm   (1535 words)

 Right Truth: Reforming Islam Topic de Jour?
Chebel has published some 20 books on Islam, in which he has frequently dealt with sensitive and uncommon subjects, such as love in Islam: He claims that Islam is a sensuous religion and condemns the strict fundamentalist approach to relations between men and women.
Chebel calls for putting an end to violence in the name of Islam; for renouncing Jihad, which is, in his eyes, immoral; for abolishing all fatwas calling for death; and for abolishing Islamic corporal punishment.
Islam has a system of jurisprudence where dedicated scholars caled a Mufti (a scholar who passes a fatwa) who has knowledge of the current times and knowledge of the Islamic tradition and combines the both and issues a fatwa.
righttruth.typepad.com /right_truth/2006/05/reforming_islam.html   (1456 words)

 IslamOnline - Contemporary Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Amir Ali explains that homosexuality cannot be considered a viable option within the Islamic spectrum, rather it has been unanimously reproached by conservative and "liberal" minded Muslims alike.
Here, some prominent Muslim scholars shed light on the punishment of homosexuals as prescribed by Islam and whether or not it is tantamount to adultery.
These are some important tips to help a homosexual give up this abnormal and destructive conduct as seen by Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, the prominent Muslim scholar.
www.islamonline.net /english/Contemporary/2003/07/Article02.shtml   (437 words)

 Islam & Homosexuality
Homosexuality is particularly considered in Islam as an utterly odious and heinous crime.
In the Islamic jurisprudence the punishment of the homosexuals (both persons) is harsher than the fornicator.
And, we have been continuously making sound reasoning to prove that homosexuality, like similar other wrongs, is against nature and destructive for human species, and its social and sociological norms.
www.jamaat.org /qa/homo.html   (1554 words)

Less than a third of this book is about homosexuality in present-day Muslim countries, but a major purpose of the book is to show that the repressiveness sponsored by contemporary "Islamicist fundamentalists" is not the only Muslim approach.
Indeed, historically, accommodations to pederasty and to a few gender-variant individuals were made, and The Abode of Islam was far less hostile to same-sex eros and same-sex sex (so long as the insertees were young, effeminate, and/or non-Muslim) than Christendom.
We are interested in encouraging queer people to remain true to Islam, to grapple with the issues, to come to terms with who they are in whatever manner and fashion they are capable of doing so.
www.queertheory.com /theories/spirits/queer_religion_islam.htm   (803 words)

 Abortion under siege in Mississippi | Salon News
Preaching that abortion is as evil as Islam, Nazism and homosexuality, dozens of activists have descended on Jackson, determined to shut down the state's last abortion clinic.
"Islam is the same thing as abortion and homosexuality," he said.
As he lamented the way homosexuals "stole the colors of the rainbow," several men in attendance grabbed pieces of it and ripped it to shreds.
www.salon.com /news/feature/2006/08/01/mississippi   (1340 words)

Islam, the second largest religion and growing, is considered the most anti-homosexual of all world’s religions by condemning the practice and enforcing strict punishments.
Homosexuality is assumed to be a corruptive force to Muslim societies and that humans are not homosexuals by nature.
Islam states that the desire for same sex partners is a choice that can easily be controlled.
users.drew.edu /rrowley/IslamPerspective.htm   (318 words)

 Does Paradise in Islam really have Homosexuality in it?
So when Allah Almighty used the word "Wa-Zawwaj-naahum", which is derived from the Arabic word "zawaaj (marriage)", He the Almighty clearly meant to enjoin males and females into marriage, and not to mix the males and females together and have them pick and choose their sexual mates, even if they were the same gender.
Women in Islam V.S. Christianity to see the many proofs that women are indeed equal to men in Islam and hold a very dear, respectful and honorable place in Islam, and how women on the other hand are nothing but "sex objects" who have no value in Christianity.
Islam came to liberate and free women and put them on the highest ranks of honor.
www.angelfire.com /bug/answering/islamic_paradise.htm   (2494 words)

 Islam’s Clear Stand on Homosexuality
Islam clearly considers homosexuality a sin, and a profound mistake, especially that humans are not homosexuals by nature.
It seems to imply that there was no homosexual behaviour before it first appeared at Sodom.
Homosexuality is seen by scholars to be sinful and a perverted deviation from the norm.
www.sodomylaws.org /world/malaysia/myeditorials001.htm   (590 words)

They generally regard homosexuality as a sexual orientation which is ethically neutral, fixed, unchosen, and is normal and natural for a minority of adults.
They generally regard homosexuality as a deviate and disordered behavior, which is immoral, changeable, chosen, abnormal and unnatural.
A person's beliefs about homosexuality tend to be determined less by their religion, then where their beliefs lie on the liberal-conservative divide.
www.religioustolerance.org /hom_isla.htm   (474 words)

 afrol News - Holy hatred: Homosexuality in Muslim countries
The "Qur'an clearly states that homosexuality is unjust, unnatural, transgression, ignorant, criminal and corrupt", declares the Jamaat-e-Islami, an extreme right politico-religious party in Pakistan.
In fact, the Qur'an is far from clear on the issue and the controversy regarding the position of Islam and homosexuality is ongoing.
Another positive example is found in Lebanon, where homosexuality is illegal, but a popular weekly TV programme (Al Shater Yahki) has been focusing on sexuality since 1997 and includes gay voices.
www.afrol.com /features/10270   (1895 words)

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Whether one has the orientation or harbors "homosexual genes," one's feelings and desires cannot dictate behavior.
One may have a strong urge to have a homosexual contact, a heterosexual contact with one other than one's own spouse, or to steal or kill.
The nobility of the human spirit is to resist, and this is what elevates the human being to the status above that of the angels.
www.al-tawbah.faithweb.com /islamicpers.htm   (706 words)

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