If Pink News really thinks that this is a sign that Muslims are becoming accepting of homosexuality, it is in for a rude surprise. Many Islamic groups in the West support same-sex marriage solely for tactical reasons: they know it will open the door to the legalization of polygamy. The support in this poll is a sign that some Muslims in the U.S. know what pollsters want to hear, and tell it to them, and that others know what they have to do to work toward their long-term agenda.
Muslims in the U.S. believe in the Qur’an, and 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)
The Bible, of course, also condemns homosexual activity, but Islam goes farther than Christianity in specifying the death penalty for homosexual activity. 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)
But in the West, even gay activists such as Chris Stedman will tell you that to stand against this brutality and oppression is hateful, bigoted and “Islamophobic.”
“US Muslims are actually more accepting of homosexuality than white evangelical Christians,” by Mayer Nissim, Pink News, August 2, 2017:
While much of the narrative around Islam and LGBT rights suggests a deep conflict, new research shows an increasing number of American Muslims are accepting of homosexuality.
Figures from the Pew Research Centre show that, in 2017, 52 per cent of US Muslims believe “homosexuality should be accepted by society”.
This is an increase from 29 per cent in 2011 and just 27 per cent in 2007.
In fact, it seems as though US Muslims are actually more accepting of homosexuality than their white Evangelical Christian counterparts.
In 2016, only 34 per cent of white evangelical Christians believed that homosexuality should be accepted by society
This was an increase from 29 per cent in 2011 and 23 per cent in 2006.
The interplay between Islam, Muslims and LGBT issues has been especially contentious in recent years.
In the UK, ex-Muslim group CEMB caused controversy with its “Allah is gay” and “F**k Islamic Homophobia” signs at Pride in London.
It complained that critics were trying to silence the group.
It also drew parallels between the plight of gay people and those who want to become “ex-Muslim”….