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Malaysia Court Sentences 5 Men to Jail, Fines, and Caning for Gay Sex

Malaysia Court Sentences 5 Men to Jail, Fines, and Caning for Gay Sex

A Malaysian religious court on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur sentenced five men on Thursday to jail, caning and fines for attempting gay sex, media and a rights groups. have reported.

The Selangor Shariah High Court, on the outskirts of the Malaysian capital, sentenced four men to six months’ jail, six strokes of the cane, and a 4,800 ringgit ($1,163) fine for “attempting intercourse against the order of nature.” A fifth man was sentenced to seven months’ jail, six strokes of the cane and a 4,900 ringgit fine for the same offence.

“The facts show that there was an attempt to carry out intercourse outside of the order of nature and that it was not in the early stages of preparation,”  Selangor Shariah High Court judge Mohamad Asri was quoted as saying.

Malaysia  has a dual-track legal system, with Islamic criminal and family laws applicable to Muslims running alongside civil laws. The country is home to 32 million people, where ethnic Malay Muslims make up more than 60 percent of the population.

The case comes amid concerns around growing intolerance toward the LGBT community in Malaysia in recent months.

Malaysia retains its colonial era criminal ban on sodomy (as well as oral sex), with possible punishment including fines, prison sentences of up to twenty years, and even corporal punishment. A subsection of the Criminal Code also provides additional punishment for men convicted of “gross indecency with another male person”.  Vigilante executions are also tolerated and LGBT people also risk deportation.

Iran Sentences Gay Couple to Death

Egypt ‘Hunting’ Down Gay Men, Conducting Anal Exams and Torture To Prove “Debauchery”

Amnesty International reports that at least 11 men have since been arrested,  and one man has been sentenced to six years in jail after Egyptian media launched a  critical campaign against those who raised the rainbow flag at a Mashrou’ Leila concert, a popular Lebanese alternative rock band whose lead singer is openly gay.

Six of the Egyptian men arrested for “promoting sexual deviancy” and “debauchery” on social media will be subjected to anal examinations ahead of their October 1 trial.

Via The Sydney Morning Herald:

Amnesty said the Forensic Medical Authority was due to subject the six men to anal examinations to determine whether they have had homosexual sex.

Judicial sources said any defendant accused of “debauchery” or “sexual deviancy”, a euphemism for homosexuality in Egypt, is subjected to a medical examination based on an order from the Public Prosecutor.

 “Allegations of torturing or insulting those medically examined are lies not worth responding to. The examinations are carried out by a forensic doctor who swore to respect his profession and its ethics,” one judicial source said.
“The fact that Egypt’s Public Prosecutor is prioritizing hunting down people based on their perceived sexual orientation is utterly deplorable. These men should be released immediately and unconditionally, not put on trial,” said Najia Bounaim, North Africa Campaigns Director at Amnesty International.

Egypt’s Muslim religious establishment is voicing its support for the government’s moves against homosexuals.

“Al Azhar will stand against calls for sexual perversion the same way it has stood against extremist groups,” a preacher at the 1000-year-old seat of Sunni Muslim learning said in his Friday prayers sermon.

Although homosexuality is not specifically outlawed in Egypt, it is a conservative society and discrimination is rife. Gay men are frequently arrested and typically charged with debauchery, immorality or blasphemy.

Anti-Gay Muslim Man Sues NYPD Over Not Letting Him Be A Cop Citing Religious Bias

A “religious” Muslim man identified only as “Farhan Doe” is is suing the city of New York and the NYPD for not hiring him because of “religious bias” because he openly declared that homosexuals should be locked up.

The would-be cop from Brooklyn — identified only as “Farhan Doe” — is a Muslim-American who believes homosexuality is a sin as a matter of religious principal, according to the suit. Doe deserves to be in the NYPD, despite checking the “yes” box next to the question, “Do you believe that homosexuals should be locked up,” in 2009, when he applied, said his lawyer, Jerold Levine. When Doe — who works as an auxiliary cop in Brooklyn — applied to the Police Academy the next year, he’d softened his views, still believing homosexuality is a sin, but no longer believing gays should be arrested, Levine said. “They pro forma denied him again — saying he couldn’t possibly be a police officer,” the lawyer said. “The First Amendment is very clear, saying that you can’t discriminate against someone because they have a view you do not like,” he said.

If you can’t agree to serve ALL the public, you can’t be a public servant.

Religious freedom does not mean the right to make up your own laws and it does not give you the right to hate.

Recently their was a case in the news about a doctor claiming “religious freedom” for refusing to artificially inseminate a lesbian.  Well, just as a police officer, a doctor has no religious freedom in their work.    For any job, you can be fired (or not hired) if you refuse to do the work.

End of story.  Like it or not.

New Belgian Gay Film Stirs Up Controversy


A new Belgian gay film is stirring up a bit of controversy here in the Low Countries of Europe. Mixed Kebab, a new film by Guy Lee Thys delves into the world of being gay and Muslim and all the baggage that comes along with that. Whether it’s racism from the white community or homophobia from the Islamic community. This is a film that is sure to raise some fairly important questions. The director says he got the idea from a newspaper “I read a poll that said that 90% of young Muslims [were] against homosexuality, while 90% of the young Belgians did not [care].”

See the trailer below and please leave your thoughts.

Disturbing UAE “How To” Video Shows De-Gaying Of Arab Teen

In an ironically named instructional video called “Be Yourself” on YouTube.  Two Arab teenagers are shown “de-gaying” a friend in a rather bizarre and upsetting way.  The righteous young Muslim boys try to de-gay their friend by scrubbing him down, trimming his nails, giving him a haircut and telling him to “butch it up” after smacking him across the face.

Pink News reports:

Once in the villa’s living room, the effeminate man is told that he needs to change his personality. One of the traditional-dressed men asks: ‘will you change it or not?’ He replies ‘yes but how?’ And is told ‘leave it to us’.

They proceed to show the effeminate guy how to mimic masculine gestures. Later he is given a ‘make-over’ where his hands and face are almost violently scrubbed with scouring cloths, and then his nails and hair are cut. After the make-over the still effeminate guy gets a slap when he is about leave for saying ‘bye guys’ in his high pitch voice, and given a tip: ‘Thicken your voice!

I watched this with hopes it’s some form of satire…. but it’s not. The music and cheap-80s porn Jean-Daniel Cadinot may lead you to believe it might be.  But the Arab/Muslim moral of this story is to the point and quite terrifying.

Act straight or die.

Gay Arts Festival Banned In Kuala Lumpur As A “Threat To Public Order”

Police in Kuala Lampur have ordered gay rights activists in the Muslim-majority country to shut down the  “Sexual Independence” festival has been held since 2008 because this year the festival titled themed “Queer Without Fear” focused on LGBT discrimination and acceptance.

The five-day festival which was set to start Nov. 9 at a private arts center afeatured planned musical performances of “queer anthems sung by local singers and drag divas who know what it means to love out loud and proud, and also included plans for talks on sexuality issues, a poster exhibition and a makeup workshop by a drag queen. One session was titled “Defense Against The Dark Arts: Homophobia 101.” organizers said.

After criticism by the deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin who called the event “inappropriate” and a “waste of time,” and plans by several Muslim nongovernment groups to protest, police ordered the event to be canceled.

Authorities will “prevent any function relating to the program,” deputy police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement.

“Asking us to keep quiet is asking us to take your abuse with a smile … it’s time to put a stop to all the hate and misunderstanding and abuse,” festival spokesman Pang Khee Teik said in an online statement posted Thursday before the event was banned and there has been no further statement.

Source AP

Anti-Gay Florida "Pastor" Terry Jones Stokes The Fire Of Right Wingnut Hate By Holding "International Burn A Koran Day," On Sept. 11, 2010 (Video)

Anti-gay religios nutcase “Pastor” Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainseville, FL is no stranger to rgose of us who follow the radidly anti-gay, right wingnut, religious zealots who attack the LGBT Community using religion as a way to gather lemming followers. 

Jones and his follwers were against the election of Gainesville’s openly gay mayor, Craig Lowe, earlier this year. Lowe was the subject of an anti-gay leafleting campaign during the campaign, led bu Jones which focused on his sexuality. The leaflets asked voters to “Please help to make this town more like San Francisco, CA. Don’t let Traditional Values Activist [sic] use scare tactics against you!”  The leaflets also told voters that Lowe would support an “agenda” that included “Gays in Women’s Restrooms,” as well as “Gay Marriage,” “Gay Public Sex Education,” and “Gay Oriented Churches,” among other things and they also set uup signs reading “No Homo Mayor,” later shortening that slogan to “No Homo.”

But not content in just hating “Homos” Pastor Jones and his folowers are now going after the Muslims.  The church set up signs declaring that, “Islam is of the Devil.” When one of the church’s signs was vandalized on the evening of July 21, the church website sought to pin the act on gays the following day. “This is private property and vandalism is a crime here in America,” read the text, going on to say, “In Islam, many actions that we consider to be crimes are encouraged, condoned or sheltered under Islamic teaching and practice, though. Another reason to burn a Koran.”

*Continue reading and watch Doves Minisrty disgusting “Burn The Koran” YouTube Video by clicking on “Read more…” below

Jones has come up with a plan to stand firm for righteousness: he’s calling on his followers to burn copies of the Qu’ran, the holy book of the Muslim faith on Sept. 11th no less.

The Friendly Atheist blogger Hemant Mehta called up Jones to ask what’s behind the burn. Jones tells him this is not about hate but about Christian truth — and bringing Muslims to convert. Says Jones:

We love the Moslems and hope that they would come to true salvation. What we are attacking is Islam, the religion, and Sharia law, the political system.

According to Jones, the organizers got the idea from another Facebook event, “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” earlier this year (sigh).

Response from Florida’s Islamic community has been relatively muted so far. September 11 this year falls within the Eid al-Fitr holiday when Muslims mark the end of fasting for the holy month of Ramadan. RNS reports that local Muslims are planning to use the feast as an opportunity to share Islamic traditions and Qurans with the church members and the wider community.

“We don’t want to do anything that would be reactive,” said Ramzy Kilic, communications director of the Tampa Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations

In the Orlando Sentinel, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said,

“American Muslims and other people of conscience should support positive educational efforts to prevent the spread of Islamophobia.”

He said CAIR’s research shows that anti-Muslim bias decreases when people have access to accurate information about Islam and are able to connect on a personal level with ordinary Muslims.

Terrorism in the US has not been a one-way street either and the Islamic community in Florida has been one of it’s recent targets.

On May 10, a pipe bomb exploded in the Islamic Center of Northwest Florida in Jacksonville. No worshippers were hurt, but Kilic said the planned burning of Qurans could escalate tensions in the area

What a scary fucking country we live in. 

Saudi Arabian Man Sentenced To 1000 Lashes, 1 Year In Jail And A $1.330 Fine For Posting Harmless Gay Themed YouTube Video

“A 27-year-old Saudi man from Jeddah has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes, a year in jail and a fine of 5,000 riyals ($1,330) after appearing in an amateur gay video (above). The film, which lasts 2 minutes and 46 seconds, shows him dressed in a police uniform asking to inspect someone’s driving licence and then flirtatiously demanding ‘physical comfort’ after saying the licence is expired. He later opens his shirt and rubs his chest, removes his cap flaunting his long hair and waves a gun suggestively.”\

Arab News says: “The video quickly spread online and through SMS… Attempts have been made to block the video from being viewed in Saudi Arabia.\

The man has not been officially named but he is named on the internet as Ahmad al-Faqih. He was arrested in January and reportedly tried in a closed court. He was charged with impersonating a police officer, committing a “general security” offence and being homosexual.

Absolutely reprehensible. pathetic. antiquated. and these people are our “allies”? The  Saudi government spokesmen wear suits, have Western accents and pretend to be civilized … while defending something as barbaric and medieval as this when in reality they are no more than animals.

Now imagine what the punishment would have been if he had kissed another man! We’re talking the typical beheading/hanging that is common in that part of the world. And yet, the flat earthers want to respect the cultural diversity that gives rise to that (and this) kind of barbarism. For its own sake (because every culture is equal, so goes the meme), apparently…which is sociopathic. They want to engage in outreach with muslims who believe that gays should be imprisoned, beaten, tortured and executed. If someone really believes that…you’re more than welcome to engage in outreach with them, but I’m more than welcome to consider you a fool and ignore your suggestions for achieving equality if it deals with embracing them whikle they torture us.

And where is  the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and Amnesty International on this and why haven’t they been protestng this loudly and in the mainstream news?