Muslims hate lesbians
Jihadists hate homosexuals
In the IS area, gays are hunted and killed all the time.
Subhi Nahas, refugee from Syria
Homosexuality as a sin
The UN Security Council dealt with the violence of the jihadists against homosexuals for the first time on August 24th. Refugees who were threatened because of their sexual orientation in Iraq and Syria reported the atrocities: "In the IS area, gays are hunted and killed all the time"said Subhi Nahas, who was able to flee from his hometown of Idlib in Syria. The Assad regime and the Iraqi military are also harassing gays and lesbians, but the jihadists were even more professional: They specifically located homosexuals and hunted down every single one.
Accordingly, the henchmen of the terrorist militia rigorously enforce what they consider godly. And on this they agree with the leading fundamentalist legal scholars of the Islamic world: homosexuality is a sin. While moderate Muslims accept gays and lesbians, authorities such as Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi and the leading Muslim Brother Tareq Al-Suweidan incite against homosexuals on the Qatari TV channel Al Jazeera, the Hamas channel Al-Aqsa and other Arabic-language media. They argue with the story of Lot, which appears in the Bible and the Koran. Lot was therefore sent to the residents of Sodom to dissuade them from their sinful behavior. But they did not want to hear and sent him away. God then destroyed the city and killed the inhabitants. In the Quran Sura 7 it says: "Do you want to commit something horrible, as none of the people in all the world has done before you? You truly relate your sensual pleasure with men instead of women. No, you are a people who do not restrain." It is undisputed among Islamist legal scholars that homosexuality is a sin; they only disagree on the question of the severity of the punishment. In some Muslim countries, same-sex love is not prosecuted, in others it is punished with imprisonment. Some states even have the death penalty for homosexuality, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Iran. In the latter alone, several hundred gays are said to have been executed since the late 1970s, other figures even speak of several thousand.
"ISIS violence is a reaction to liberalism in Europe"
The terrorists of the Islamic State follow the most extreme views and go even further in the brutality of the execution: Alleged homosexuals are overthrown from buildings and, if they survive, then stoned. Others are beheaded or beaten to death. "The jihadists of the Islamic State interpret the Koran literally just like the Salafists", explains the Franco-Lebanese Islamic and political scientist Antoine Sfeir. "Therefore, they see homosexual acts as unnatural and punish them. Another reason for their murders, and above all for their meticulous documentation and publication, is the fact that they react to Western norms and values. Their violence is a reaction on liberalism in Europe. "
Throughout the history of Islam, homosexuality has been widespread and accepted time and time again. Even the ruler of the Islamic world at the end of the 8th century, Caliph Harun Rashid, lived out homosexual tendencies.
Antoine Sfeir, Islamic scholar
Ambiguous passages in the Koran
The tyranny of the terrorist militia IS and Islamic fundamentalism in general should not be understood as a return to medieval ideas."In the course of the history of Islam, homosexuality has been widespread and accepted again and again. Even the ruler of the Islamic world at the end of the 8th century, Caliph Harun Rashid, lived out homosexual tendencies." In addition, Arab writers and Islamic scholars openly acknowledged their homosexuality in the Middle Ages. The jurist Ibn al-Jschauzi even claimed in the 12th century: "The one who says he has no desire when looking at a handsome boy is a liar." Islamic scholars also point out that the passages in the Koran that forbid same-sex love are not clear. Many Muslims see it that way too. In Germany, for example, the liberal-Islamic association is open to homosexual believers.
Fundamentalist, Islamist readings of the Koran are a modern, perverted form of what constituted Islam for centuries and still does today: pluralism and tolerance - also towards different sexual orientations.
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