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, Sheikh Khalid Yasin, 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.”
“Saudi government ‘wants to EXECUTE gay people who show their sexuality in public & online,'” by Charlie Peat, Express, March 30, 2016:
SAUDI law makers could impose the death penalty on gay people who show their sexuality in public and on social media, according to reports.
The government in the Sunni Kingdom is reportedly demanding tougher punishments on those found guilty and claimed social media has caused a boom in homosexuality.
According to Okaz newspaper, the last six months has seen 35 cases of homosexuality and 50 cases of cross-dressers as well as cases of “sexual perversion” in Saudi Arabia.
The judiciary reportedly also claimed there has been a large rise in “perverts” displaying “sins and obscenities” on social media in the Sunni Kingdom.
It comes after a Saudi man was arrested this week when he raised the rainbow flag outside his home in Jeddah.
The doctor was arrested by religious police within hours of hoisting the flag in the port city.
But he was released shortly afterwards when he claimed he had no idea what the pride flag symbolised.
In addition, Okaz reported that a man in his 50s was arrested for making sexual advances to men online.
He allegedly begged for forgiveness during the police interrogation and said he would not do it again.
The calls from the law makers has seen a backlash on social media with some using the hashtag #I_am_gay_will_not_be_deterred.
One tweeted: “I stand with the Saudi Arabian LGBT community.”…