Tag Archives: Islam

POLL: Europeans Tend To Overestimate Local Muslim Populations

Per this Economist graphic, polled Europeans tend to wildly overestimate the percentage of Muslims in their nation. The French, for example, told pollsters that their country is about 31% Muslim. The actual figure is 8%. Similarly, a 2011 Gallup poll showed Americans tend to believe that 25% of the country is LGBT.

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EGYPT: Bathouse Raid Trial Continues, Defense Claims Violations Of Privacy

Via the Associated Press: One lawyer representing 14 of the men, Islam Khalifa, told the court Sunday that the defendants suffered “psychological duress” from the publicized arrests, which defamed and endangered both them and their families in conservative Egypt. He said having the television crew there violated the men’s right to privacy and Egypt’s constitution. Of the 26 men, 21 ...

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REPORT: ISIS Throws Allegedly Gay Man From Roof And Stones Him To Death

Via Radio Free Europe: A website affiliated with Islamic State (IS) militants on December 9 posted photographs online that appeared to show militants throwing a man off of a roof and then stoning him to death after one of the group’s Islamic courts ruled that he was a homosexual. A statement accompanying the images said that an Islamic court ruled ...

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EGPYT: State TV Reports On Bathhouse Raid In Which Dozens Were Arrested

Via J. Lester Feder at Buzzfeed: The Egyptian TV presenter who claims to have reported “group sex” at a Cairo bathhouse to police prompting a raid on Sunday aired her report late Monday evening. The program, by Mona Iraqi of the channel Al-Qahira wal Nas, presents her 26-minute report as an investigation into the spread of AIDS in Egypt, but ...

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SYRIA: ISIS Claims To Have Executed Two Gay Men By Stoning Them To Death

Via MSNBC: The Islamic State group stoned two men to death in Syria Tuesday after claiming they were gay, a monitor said, in the jihadist organisation’s first executions for alleged homosexuality. “The IS today stoned to death a man that it said was gay,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that the victim was around 20 years old. ...

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WASHINGTON: Christian Woman Disrupts Muslim Service At National Cathedral

On Friday the National Cathedral in Washington DC held its first-ever Muslim prayer service, much to the anguish of Teabagistan. The event was briefly disrupted by a shouting Christian woman, who has been interviewed by (who else?) World Net Daily: Christine Weick, a 50-year-old Michigan woman with flowing blonde hair who lives out of her car, rose from the packed ...

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SAUDI ARABIA: Gay Man Sentenced To Three Years For Hook-Up Profile

Via Gulf News: A court in eastern Saudi Arabia has sentenced a homosexual man to three years in jail for engaging in “immoral acts”. The man, in his 30s, was also ordered to pay a SR100,000 fine by the court in the port city Dammam in the Eastern Province. According to a report in local news site Sabq, the man ...

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British Terrorist Jailed For Gay Death Threats Dies In Iraq Suicide Bombing

Details from Gay Star News: According to the Daily Mail, Kabir Ahmed killed himself in a suicide mission against a Shia leader in Baiji, a city located in northern Iraq. He was killed on a mission allegedly sponsored by the terror group ISIS. In 2012, the 30-year-old was convicted for handing out leaflets calling for the execution of gays. The ...

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MOROCCO: British Man Jailed For Homosexual Acts Released Pending Appeal

The British tourist sentenced to four months in a Moroccan prison for “homosexual acts” has been reunited with his family pending the appeal of his case. Ray Cole, a retired publisher aged 69, was arrested on 18 September at a bus stop in Marrakech. He was arrested alongside Jamal Jam Wald Nass, a local man in his 20s with whom ...

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MOROCCO: British Government Works To Free Tourist Jailed For Homosexuality

The British Foreign Office is working to free a tourist who was sentenced to four months in prison for “homosexual acts” after being arrested while vacationing in Morocco. Via BBC News: Ray Cole, from Deal, Kent, was detained with his Moroccan partner by police who approached the pair at a bus stop in Marrakesh last month, his family said. His ...

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ISIS Beheads British Aid Worker

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Harlem Hate Pastor: Oklahoma Beheading Victim Was Killed For Being A “Sodomite”

In one of his typically raving and spittle-flecked rants posted today, Harlem hate Pastor James David Manning declared that the victim in last week’s beheading in Oklahoma was targeted because the killer “knew she was a sodomite.” (Manning, as you may know, regularly posts church signs calling for homosexuals to be stoned to death.) No media reports have identified the ...

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New NYC Transit Ads From Pam Geller

Having won a 2012 court battle to place anti-Islam ads on New York City transit, the above banners from blogger Pam Geller began appearing this week on buses and subway platforms. Today Geller agreed to pull the top image from the campaign after receiving complaints from the family of beheaded journalist James Foley. As part of the 2012 ruling, the ...

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INDONESIA: Aceh Province Approves 100 Public Lashes For Homosexuality

The provincial legislature in Aceh has approved the bill calling for 100 public lashes with a cane for those convicted of homosexuality. Aceh is the only part of the majority-Muslim nation that is allowed to implement Islamic sharia law and already carries out public canings for gambling, drinking alcohol and fraternising with the opposite sex outside of marriage. The law ...

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Pet Shop Boys Stand With LGBT Egypt

Following recent events in Egypt, Pet Shop Boys support #18Oct_EgyLGBT. Learn more here: http://t.co/vhn4jO98kq #StandforEgyptLgbt — Pet Shop Boys (@petshopboys) September 26, 2014 Activists are planning demonstrations at Egyptian embassies around the world on October 18th. Because of all the prosecutions, discrimination, jailing, detentions, physical and verbal violence conduct, anal examinations, torture, deceptive, exposing and unethical media tools, humiliations, murders, ...

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EGYPT: Grindr Issues Entrapment Warning After Six Men Sentenced To Prison For Renting Apartment For Sex Hook-Ups

Grindr has issued the above warnings to its users in Egypt. J. Lester Feder reports at Buzzfeed: Six men were sentenced by an Egyptian court on Thursday to two years in prison with labor for allegedly advertising their apartment on Facebook for men to have sex with each other for a fee of $200 per night, reports the state-owned Egyptian ...

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Obama Addresses United Nations General Assembly, Says Airstrikes Must Continue

Via USA Today: U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are necessary to stop the terrorist threats of the Islamic State and others, President Obama told world leaders Wednesday. “The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force,” Obama told the United Nations General Assembly in his annual address. The president also called on the world’s nations ...

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INDONESIA: Aceh Province Considers 100 Public Lashings For Homosexuality

In May 2013 the deputy mayor of the capital city of Indonesia’s Aceh province proposed criminalizing homosexuality with a punishment of one hundred public lashings with a cane. Yesterday that law was presented to the provincial legislature. Aceh is the only part of the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation to enforce Islamic sharia law and has been slowly implementing it since ...

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EGYPT: Nine Men Ordered Arrested For Appearing In Gay Wedding Video

An Egyptian government news agency says seven men have been detained and two others are being sought for appearing in a YouTube video that shows a gay wedding. Charges include “inciting debauchery” and “undermining public morals.” Via Reuters: Gay marriage is not legal in Egypt, a conservative Muslim society where the footage, which went viral on social media sites last ...

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MALAYSIA: Two Women Arrested Under Sharia Law Forbidding Homosexuality

Two Malaysian women were arrested this week and charged under Sharia Law of being lesbians.  J. Lester Feder reports at Buzzfeed: Reports by the Malaysian newspaper Sinar Harian suggest the two women were swept up in a broad morality raid launched around the Southeast Asian country’s annual celebration of its independence from Great Britain. The police had gone to what ...

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