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Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Fate of Gays Under Islamic Law

Hat tip Jihad Watch

Plummeting to his death: The unnamed man was accused of being homosexual and sentenced to death by an Islamic court in Raqqa.

Viewer warning: Graphic photos (Oops! Too late.)
-Daily Mail

Since I am a supporter of Israel and the Jewish state does not discriminate against gays, no doubt I will be accused of "pink-washing" here, but what the Hell-here goes.

In the ISIS-held Syrian town of Raqqa, the animals of ISIS showed just how gays are treated under sharia law. A man accused of being homosexual was bound, blindfolded, taken to the roof of a tall building and thrown off. The body was then stoned by the assembled crowd below.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2972601/ISIS-savages-murder-gay-man-Syria-Man-thrown-roof-mob-swarm-pelt-corpse-rocks.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline

Back here in the civilized world of the USA, no doubt the President, his minions, and CAIR will condemn the act but insist that it has nothing to do with Islam. However, under hudud sharia (the section of sharia that outlines punishments for "crimes against God"), homosexual acts (along with adultery, apostasy and blasphemy) are punished by death. No matter how much your friendly neighborhood imam tells you that is not true or that Islamic religious scholars disagree, it is affirmed by the leading schools of Islamic thought.

Here is the important point: Don't let anybody tell you that ISIS is not Islamic. They are following the letter of Islamic law.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Don't let anybody tell you that ISIS is not Islamic. They are following the letter of Islamic law."

Apparently ISIS is also following Biblical Law as well in regard to the Gays:

"If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives." - Leviticus 20:13

Gary Fouse said...

Anonymous,

Yes, but that passage is gathering dust thousands of years old because Christians and Jews are not killing gays while quoting Leviticus. Any gays that are murdered in the West are killed simply by thugs with no religious motivation.

ISIS is vastly different, no?

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Leviticus and Deuteronomy prescribe more or less the same punishment.

Oh, Anonymous already that. Well, can't say it too many times, because Gary doesn't hear it the first, second, third, fourth or fifth time its said.

How long it has gathered dust is not relevant to the question, is it prescribed in the sacred texts of some religion. After all, Islam has done without enforcing this punishment for quite some time before ISIS came along, and no doubt there are some ultra-Orthodox Jewish settlements who, if they ran out of Palestinian shepherds to take pot-shots at, would start stoning Jewish gays.

But I must say, I love how ISIS has made American conservatives so gay-friendly all of a sudden. (And I don't even support gay marriage, not that I'd expend any energy to prevent it, either.)

Gary Fouse said...

Islam wasn't enforcing it before ISIS came along?

Really? How about Iran-for starters?

elwood p suggins said...

Looks to me like there is a LARGE difference between ancient prescription and current practice as far as the Bible is concerned.
Not the same case with Islam/ISIS.

elwood p suggins said...

As a not too far right-wing conservative, my main problem with gay marriage is that, as with most if not all other forms of "affirmative action", its recognition and implementation inevitably result in the creation of yet another underclass of people who are more equal than those of us who are white, straight, non-Muslim, non-Jewish, etc.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Iran stoned gays? Under the Shah? Under the Safavids? Under the il-Khans? elwood is about ten miles back down the road behind this conversation, but maybe when he learns to read faster he'll catch up.

Gary Fouse said...

They hang them, Siarlys. Haven't you seen the pics? That's why Ahmadinejad said they didn't have any gays.

elwood p suggins said...

Siarlys--You mentioned gay marriage first.

I have a bumper sticker on my pickup truck which reads "I may be slow, but I am ahead of you". It also fits you and me to a "T", with me, of course, in front almost, if not in fact all, the time.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

You flatter yourself elwood. And Gary seems to be chronologically challenged.