Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims

Muslim Gay Parade

This is not about a gay Muslim’s parade; in fact, Islam does not condone homosexuality. However, homosexuality is not uncommon in the Islamic countries due primarily to Islam’s prohibition of mingling between men and women. Muslims do not practice homosexuality openly and the Quran, the handy-dandy guidebook for Muslims, actually prohibits such practice in the earthly life: “Would ye really approach men in your lusts rather than women? Nay, ye are a people (grossly) ignorant!” [Q 27:55].

If caught, Muslim gays in some Islamic countries may face serious consequences, yet there are several incidents that prove the act of homosexuality does exist in those countries. In Turkey, where homosexuality has been legal since 1850, 18 people of a gay right group were detained recently for soliciting gay prostitution. Apparently, there are four gay right groups in Turkey who are often harassed for various reasons. Nigeria, a genuine Islamic country, strictly prohibits homosexuality. In August 2007, 18 men were arrested when they took part in a gay marriage. Unsurprisingly, the Islamic Sharia Court ordered a stone shower on those gay people until they died. In October 2001, in Egypt, 52people were arrested for conducting a group gay party.

Muslims may not be allowed to practice homosexuality in this life, but they might have better luck, for those who are interested, in the after life. There are a few things in Islam that are forbidden in this life but are readily available in Heaven. Some moderate Muslims do not mind sipping from a bottle of red wine, but it is strictly illegal according to Islamic laws. Muslims, however, will be floating on the river of wine in Heaven and singing, “Yo ho ho, and a bottle of Rum”. Homosexuality is another forbidden pleasure that Muslims may enjoy in Heaven.

The Quran suggests, “Round about them will serve, (devoted) to them, young male servants (handsome) as Pearls well-guarded” [Q 52:24, Yusuf Ali]. Besides advocating child labor, the verse in question gives a graphic picture of pearl-like boys who will serve their masters. Why do pious Muslims need beautiful boys? The purpose is obvious. Verse 20 of the same sura describes gorgeous women who possess beautiful big and lustrous eyes; verse 22 affirms meat and fruit, and anything else the residents of Heaven will desire. Typically, Muslims have years of old excuses and complain that the critics of Islam quote the Quranic verses out of context. Ironically, the context of verse 24 that calls for beautiful boys becomes clear if the other verses, 20 and 22, are taken into account.

Anyway, I did not intend to give a lecture on homosexuality, since it is not a comfortable subject for many. I was planning to talk about the recent Muslim Day Parade that was held in New York. But being a fast reader and as ignorant as I am, I often mix up the letters. It is good to be a fast reader, I can skim through a whole article in a few minutes but I pay dearly for the short cut. Every time I was looking at those words, “Muslim Day Parade,” I was reading “Muslim Gay Parade”. I thought of correcting the mistake and changing it to the actual subject, “Muslim Day Parade,” but soon I realized there is a striking similarity between the usual gay parades and the current Muslim Day Parade.

I don’t have a beef with homosexuality. I don’t care how people like to live their lives as long as they don’t bother me. However, some of the gay parades seem to be obscene and the participants deliberately challenge the social values. We all know what a married couple does in a closed bedroom. What if a couple decides to demonstrate their intimate activities on the street? It surely would put me in an embarrassing situation if I am passing by with my family. The all-time favorite question of children, “How was I born?” may have a mythological answer, “Storks brought you”. But we don’t want our children to see a practical demonstration of how a child is created. Likewise, I don’t like to see a gay person’s naked butt or a bunch of butts of Muslims on the street.

Why do gays make obnoxious gestures and Muslims take a butt-publicizing doggie style position on the street? They do so because they like to promote their own lifestyles. Their self-centered ego makes them blind and they don’t care if others are offended. We don’t see any parade of the Jews, Hindus, Buddhists or any other religion, but we do see Muslims are parading because they like to shove their religion down others’ throats. Well, another possible explanation is such provocative prostration could be a form of demonstration that interested Muslims may enjoy in the heaven.

Supposedly, religion is one’s personal belief, as personal as what a married couple does inside their bedroom. When Muslims are challenged with Islam’s many stupidities or atrocities, they take a defensive position. They blatantly claim that Islam is their personal belief; hence, we should not attack their personal values. If the statement is true, there is no reason for bringing Islam on the street.

The truth is, unlike many other religions, Islam is not a personal belief. It is an ideology, a million times more aggressive than communism that has a master plan to overtake the world. Mohammed, the ringleader of Islam, declared, “Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah 's Apostle said, I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,' and whoever says, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,' his life and property will be saved by me except for Islamic law, and his accounts will be with Allah, (either to punish him or to forgive him)"- [Sahih Bukhari: Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihaad)].

Mr. Allah, the war god of Islam, mandates in the Quran, “And fight with them until there is no persecution, and religion should be only for Allah, but if they desist, then there should be no hostility except against the oppressors” [Q 2:193, Shakir].

Note the second notion on the verse, “religion should be only for Allah”. Devoted Muslims believed and practiced the command, and still continue believing. The parade held in New York was no exception. Muslims chanted, “Allah is great” and “East to West, Allah is the best”. Where is the tolerance? Why are they not showing respect to other religions? The following picture shows how Muslims perceive their future. The flags of many countries, including the US, are funneled through an hourglass to make a new nation, Khilafa, a day dream that all Muslims cherish in their hearts.
The parade is not anything new and Muslims have been conducting it for the last few years. However, it came under the limelight when rumor had it that Keith Allison, the first and hopefully the last Muslim senator of the US Congress, will be the Grand Marshall of the parade. Keith Allison is a hero of all American Muslims, partly because of his faith and partly for authoring a bill that restored voting rights of ex-offenders, and for another bill that expunged criminal records of some non-violent offenders.

Apparently, the Islamic Thinkers Society (an ironic name for Islam because Islam does not allow one to think) joined the parade along with ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) and MFA (Muslim Foundation of America). Some reports indicate a number of Muslims felt uncomfortable when the poster of the Islamic Thinker Society revealed a dominant nature of Islam. It is not that those so-called moderate Muslims sincerely condemned the message; they just did not want to expose the true color of Islam in an infidel country. The performance of the Islamic Thinker Society was perfectly Islamic, and based on the Quran and Sharia.

Moderate Muslims always fear that the true Islam may create a backlash from the people of the country in which they live; hence, they attempt to create a smokescreen. The same moderate Muslims will practice strict Islamic laws and subjugate non-Muslims, when their number will outnumber the non-Muslims. Had they been sincere about a peaceful Islam, their banners would have read, “Hang Osama,” “Non-Muslims should be allowed in Mecca and Medina,” “We, Muslims and non-Muslims, are equal,” and “We apologize for the atrocities caused by Muslims.”

Although some Muslims wanted to solicit for a peaceful religion, the life histories of some of the people who orchestrated the parade prove a leopard can’t change its spots. Ashrafuzzaman Khan, one of the sponsors, is accused of having a link to the genocide that occurred in Bangladesh in 1971. It is widely known that he was responsible for murdering seven university teachers. Siraj Wahhaj, the Grand Marshal of the 2006 parade, openly called for jihad against America. Another past Grand Marshal, Muzzamil Siddiqi, warned, “America has to learn. If you remain on the side of injustice, the wrath of G-d will come.”

Another interesting event of this parade was an essay contest; children between the ages of 9 to 13 were asked to write on “Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the best Role Model". If these children write and follow Prophet Mohammed as a role model, Osama bin Laden may happily retire and spend the rest of his life in the Bahamas. These mini-Mohammeds will do an excellent job on behalf of the terrorists. Those who are familiar with Mohammad’s biography would know what a mini-Mohammed could do to a non-Muslim country. Unfortunately, not many people know Islam and the mayor of New York City is one of them. He approved the parade despite several complaints.

However, a few brave people stood up against the stupidity. They are intellect enough to understand the rancor of Islam and courageous enough to become protestors. A group called Americans against Hate, led by Joe Kaufman, demonstrated a peaceful protest against the parade. They sang patriotic songs and shouted slogans, such as, “We will not submit”. Such action clearly exposed the reason behind the Muslim Gay Parade. After all, the caricature that was performed by the Muslims had only one agenda: “Islam will dominate the World”. Sadly, it was only a handful of people who made the protest but a revolution always starts from a few good people.

The future of America, and perhaps the whole world, is in danger until and unless more people like Joe Kaufman become aware of the danger of Islam and prepare to resist.

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