The Qur’an contains numerous condemnations of homosexual activity: “And [We had sent] Lot when he said to his people, “˜Do you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds? Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people.”…And We rained upon them a rain [of stones]. Then see how was the end of the criminals.” (Qur’an 7:80-84)
Muhammad specifies the punishment for this in a hadith: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “˜Whoever you find doing the action of the people of Loot, execute the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.– (Sunan Abu Dawud 4462)
And so one Muslim cleric concluded: “God is very straightforward about this “” not we Muslims, not subjective, the Sharia is very clear about it, the punishment for homosexuality, bestiality or anything like that is death. We don’t make any excuses about that, it’s not our law “” it’s the Koran.” So spoke Sheikh Khalid Yasin in 2005.
Yet when Pamela Geller and I ran ads showing the Sharia-based victimization of gays, clueless and compromised gay activists such as Theresa Sparks and Chris Stedman attacked us — not the Sharia brutality. As everyone knows, Phil Robertson is the real problem. American Leftists consistently ignore, excuse, downplay and deny Sharia oppression.
“Man lashed 20 times for sodomy in Nigerian court,” by Shehu Saulawa for the Associated Press, January 16 (thanks to Kenneth):
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — A young man convicted of sodomy was whipped 20 times Thursday in a northern Nigerian Shariah court.
Though Mubarak Ibrahim was found guilty under Shariah law, it is the first conviction of a gay man in Nigeria since President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill that further criminalizes homosexuality under the West African nation’s Western-style penal code.
Activists believe the new law has whipped up homophobia and endangers gay people in a country where lynchings and mob justice are common.
But the Muslim Rights Concern group on Thursday said it was “the other way round as the practice of homosexualism and lesbianism is most capable of instigating widespread hatred and turning society upside down.”
It praised Jonathan for resisting pressures from Western powers that have condemned the law and urged them to stop what it called meddling in Nigerian internal affairs. “Most reprehensible is the attempt by foreign powers to intimidate and coerce Nigeria into absorbing their despicable culture by threatening to withhold foreign aid,” it said.
In the city of Bauchi, 28-year-old Ibrahim, an unemployed artisan, pleaded guilty to committing one act of sodomy seven years ago. He said he was misled into the act by the principal of the high school he was attending and has not committed a homosexual act since.
Judge Nuhu Mohammed said he would spare Ibrahim the sentence of death by stoning because the crime occurred so many years ago and because the young man had shown “great remorse.”
The 20 lashes were administered in the public court. Ibrahim also was ordered to pay a fine of 5,000 naira ($30). It was not immediately clear if he had been able to pay and go free.
He was among 12 men – 11 Muslims and one Christian – who have been arrested by police since Christmas for belonging to a gay club….