Muslim Cleric: Kill All The Queers
A ROW has blown up over a claim a prominent Manchester Muslim has defended the execution of sexually-active gay people as "justified". Arshad Misbahi, a junior Imam at the city's Central Mosque is alleged to have confirmed that it is an acceptable punishment in Iraq and Iran. His comments are said to have been made to psychotherapist Dr John Casson who is researching the persecution of gays in Islamic states. But they have been condemned as "encouraging conflict between the area's large gay and Muslim communities.I like how that's put -- encouraging conflict between gays and Muslims. Because you know those British gays are just jonesing to blow themselves up in Islamic bookstores. And this may be the match that lights the fuse.
... [The doctor recounted the cleric's contention:] "[Such laws] might result in the deaths of thousands, but if this deterred millions from having sex and spreading disease, then it was worthwhile to protect the wider community." It is understood Imam Misbahi believes his comments were taken out of context and misrepresented. He says will be issuing a statement to clarify his views.Ah, of course. It's so easy to mistake "I do not condone homosexual behavior" with "We should execute perhaps thousands of gays to stop the spread of disease." American leftists, such as Andrew Sullivan, always confuse those two statements. Dean Esmay, meanwhile, is trying to figure out a way to call the accurate reportage of a Muslim cleric's statements "Islamophobic." If he can do so with an attack on a major blogger who will link him back and give him some hits, so much the better. Thaks to jdubious for the Dean Esmay tip.
1 I'm sure that all of the left-leaning media outlets and political pundits who routinely blast the Christians for opposing gay marriage will show the same amount of vitriol towards these Muslims, for these comments, as they show the followers of Christ.
I'm SURE OF IT.
Posted by: Vyce at October 27, 2006 12:09 PM (DAnwv)
2 Those comments were taken out of context. You know how the media is.
Posted by: Cautiously Pessimistic at October 27, 2006 12:13 PM (JKlMI)
3 If the substance of Dean's defense is true, then why aren't more dimes being dropped on the bad guys?
Some are, but not nearly enough.
Posted by: Purple Avenger at October 27, 2006 12:19 PM (AuPsg)
4 Well put, Avenger. The other side of the coin is that anti-jihadist Muslims need to get more ink. It's not just that not enough (actual) moderates are condemning Al-Qaeda and the other terrorists, the media don't give the ones that do enough airtime.
If they want to prevent a backlash, well, then, where's the pro-moderate proaganda?
Posted by: Some Guy at October 27, 2006 12:49 PM (lPxkl)
Posted by: Some Guy at October 27, 2006 12:50 PM (lPxkl)
6 Good muslims should throw homo's off buildings. It's like god throwing them off a cliff at Soddam and Gomorah. sp?.
Posted by: Muslim Cleric at October 27, 2006 01:26 PM (KZ/BB)
7 Esmay is such a buffoon, I don't know how anyone could take him seriously.
He'll try to offer his own personal defense on Islam, but when confronted with actual Islamic texts that prove him wrong, he'll fall back on the old "well there are Muslims in the US Military! If you don't like Islam than you must be an anti-American military hater!" or his alternate defense "well why don't you actually go talk to a Muslim like I have".
And of course there's the constant hit-count-whoring by picking a fight with someone far smarter and popular than himself in the hopes of adding 1/64" to his tiny e-penis.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 27, 2006 01:38 PM (plsiE)
8 I feel a backlash coming on. Any minute now.
Posted by: fugazi at October 27, 2006 01:49 PM (tlmWq)
9 taken out of context, v. tr.: Translated into English.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 27, 2006 01:49 PM (PiXy!)
10 The question is, why are YOU giving Esmay hits?
Posted by: someone at October 27, 2006 01:56 PM (8WyNq)
11 I think you are misquoting him. He didn't say 'kill all queers'. He just wanted to play a friendly game of tag, sometimes inconsiderately called 'smear the queer'.
So much can be lost in translation.
Posted by: Kevin at October 28, 2006 05:03 AM (i2YG7)
12 KILL THE MUSLIMS, AND THEN THE FAGS NEXT!!!!
Posted by: Corey at March 13, 2007 12:04 AM (rk1I4)
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