Islamic law prescribes death penalty for people practicing sodomy (lesbianism) as following hadiths report on Prophet Mohammad saying:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If you find anyone doing as Lot's people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done. (Abu Dawud; 38:4447)
If a man who is not married is seized committing sodomy, he will be stoned to death. (Abu Dawud; 38:4448)As the first hadith refers to people of Lot, lets see from Koran on these people:
7.80-84 (YUSUF ALI): We also (sent) Lut: He said to his people: "Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you?; "For ye practise your lusts on men in preference to women : ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.; And his people gave no answer but this: they said, "Drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!" ; But we saved him and his family, except his wife: she was of those who legged behind. ; And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): Then see what was the end of those who indulged in sin and crime!
Some more verses from Koran on abnormal sexual practices:
4.16(YUSUFALI): If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and amend, Leave them alone; for Allah is Oft-returning, Most Merciful. (Note 1: In the verse 4:15, Allah prescribes punishment of confining women to houses until death for women committing lewdness and there is no repentance and forgiving.)
26.165-172 (YUSUF ALI): "Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males, "And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing (all limits)!"...........But the rest We destroyed utterly.The problem, right now, is not with what Islam is saying on lesbianism but with how Muslims deceive non-Muslims on every subject like Jihad, Sharia, Dhimmitude and Lesbianism by saying one thing to infidels for media appearance and its opposite to Muslims in mosques, seminaries or Islamic media. Another instance of this kind of double speaking was reported from Britain with regard to appearance of posters with messages of hate towards gays in the streets of London (here) and also declaring locality as Gay Free Zone.
Immediate reactions in some quarters was that miscreants could be from white racists of English Defense League (EDL) to damage the image of Islam further in public. Later, police have arrested a 18 year old person in this connection, also in possession of similar posters. But, certain media reporting on this has not bothered to give identity and name of the arrested person (here); I came to know that culprit is a Muslim by reading comments.
When media trumped up the possibility of EDL being involved in this incident, why do they hide the details of arrested person from public? Some kind of media regulations envisaging Muslims as victims.....it must be.
Coming to the actual story, certain Muslims leader from East London Mosque condemned these posters and stated that Muslims stand against all forms of hatred. As often the case with Islamic organizations, here too, it was found that East London Mosque is speaking with split tongue (here):
The East London Mosque, that legendary home of tolerance and moderation, has condemned a series of posters which have appeared in its local area, Tower Hamlets, containing a Koranic invocation and declaring the borough a “gay-free zone.” Dilowar Khan, the mosque’s director, was quoted in a council press release saying: “We stand together with our fellow citizens against all forms of hatred, including homophobia. We are committed to building strong and cohesive communities in Tower Hamlets, and our strength is that we will not let incidents of hate divide us.”
As so often, however, the East London Mosque speaks with forked tongue. Yesterday, it was due to demonstrate its deep commitment to “standing together against homophobia” by hosting a gala dinner with one Uthman Lateef, a homophobic preacher who has stated: “We don’t accept homosexuality… we hate it because Allah hates it.”
Mr Lateef is one of at least half a dozen homophobic preachers hosted or promoted by the East London Mosque, three of whom have been officially invited to deliver the Friday sermon. In 2007, as my Dispatches programme on the East London Mosque disclosed, a “Spot The Fag” contest was staged at the mosque. In recent years, there has been a sharp rise in homophobic hate crimes in Tower Hamlets – something which simply cannot be unconnected to the fact that hatred of gay people is allowed to be openly and regularly expressed inside one of the area’s most prominent institutions.
The technique of saying one thing designed to appeal to white liberals, while in fact doing the exact opposite, has been brought to a fine pitch by Islamists generally, and the East London Mosque in particular. The mosque’s idea of “standing against hatred” involves hosting literally dozens of hate, extremist and terrorist preachers on its premises – most famously, the al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. It now claims to have banished hate preachers from its building – but, as this blog has documented, continues to welcome them almost every month.
Why does the East London Mosque tell such obvious lies? Simply, because lies work. There is a part of liberal white society which would rather ignore or deny the problem of extremism, hatred and bigotry in some parts of some Muslim communities. The lies give them a form of permission to do so.
In that same council press release, the chairs of the Rainbow Hamlets LGBT Community Forum, a local gay group, condemned the anti-gay posters but added: “We also condemn those who use these incidents to create a moral panic and stoke up racist or Islamophobic sentiment. At present the people responsible cannot be accurately determined, but it is clear that whoever is responsible, they do not represent any of the local communities.”
This statement contains at least one palpable untruth, one questionable assumption, and one dubious elision. As any gay man in Tower Hamlets will tell you, and numerous victims of homophobic hate crime in the area have told me, “the people responsible” can be perfectly “accurately determined:” the hostility towards gay people in the borough comes largely from young Bangladeshis.
It seems rather unlikely that posters quoting the Koran were put up by evangelical Christians, yuppies, brogue-wearing trendies or members of the white working class, the other main parts of the Tower Hamlets community. And given the anti-gay activities allowed inside the area’s largest Muslim institution, and the expression of sentiments there almost exactly identical to those on the posters, it’s also hard to know how the LGBT Forum can be quite so confident that the posters are entirely unrepresentative of any of the local communities.
The rise of homophobic hatred in Tower Hamlets, even as the rest of London becomes more tolerant, cannot be solved unless its cause is honestly recognised. It is caused, not by Islam as such (there has, after all, been a huge Muslim community in the borough for more than forty years), but by something much more recent: the growth in the area of radical political Islam – Islamism – under the influence of groups like the East London Mosque and its controlling body, the Islamic Forum of Europe.
Islamism, in the words of one of the IFE cadres secretly filmed during our Dispatches programme, holds that Islam is far more than a religion, but also a prescription for how the whole of society must be. Attacks on gay people and others whose behaviour transgresses the Islamists’ idea of social norms are, therefore, a logical consequence of this. It is neither “racist” nor “Islamophobic” to oppose it.}}}