Here is yet another one for those who say that Christian and Muslim “fundamentalists” are essentially the same: no Christian leader is calling for the killing of homosexuals, while the “moderate” Sistani doesn’t hesitate. This may also deal a slight blow to the National Review/Tom Friedman “Sistani for Nobel” campaign.
His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, the supreme religious authority for Shi’ite Msulims in Iraq and worldwide, decrees that gays and lesbians should be killed in the worst manner possible, according to this news article from a London-based gay rights group.
Q: What is the judgement on sodomy and lesbianism?
A: “Forbidden. Those involved in the act should be punished. In fact, sodomites should be killed in the worst manner possible.”