Sistani rescinds death fatwa against gays

posted at 10:53 pm on May 15, 2006 by Allahpundit

Excellent news, although it would have been even more excellent if it had happened before that 14-year-old got shot in the face.

Nota bene:

The apparent about-turn from the religious leader came after two weeks of talks with the London office of the Iraqi gay and lesbian organisation LGBT, a clandestine network with members in many Iraqi towns.

So the immutable word of Allah turns out to be rather mutable indeed when enough political pressure is applied. That’s good to know. Now, who do we talk to about getting “kafir” removed from the list of “Najis things”?

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Hmmmmmm….maybe the Koran is more (cough) flexible than we thought.

GT on May 15, 2006 at 11:20 PM

maybe the Koran is more (cough) flexible than we thought

Now you see why my Bible and Qur’an are both soft cover editions.

Mark Jaquith on May 16, 2006 at 2:01 AM

Leftist PC dogma has now reached Iraq… next comes education reform and books like “Heather Has Two Mommies” – Iraqis have little more than a prayer… the one we’ve not seen answered yet because we have no reliable representation.

We have yet to try what our founders demanded (and we lost in the early 1900′s) – that sitting government not have the power to re-elect itself (any member of.) We have but to reinstate one law in every state – all ‘representatives’ can only keep a small percentage of all ‘contributions’ (typically 15 to 20 percent) the other 80 to 85 percent has to be sent back to the district central committee or ward the rep supposedly serves, to be used to re-elect, or throw the bum out. It worked well, until we grew politically ignorant of what our founders demands were, and the laws they used to keep political power at the local level, weilded up, rather than the upside-down top-down power structure we’ve allowed to grow up around us.

Ron C on May 16, 2006 at 6:56 AM

Well gee, that was awefully nice of him. “We still hate you, we’re just not gonna kill you anymore.” As they pat themselves on the back and congradulate themselves for a job well done. ”

Ahmed, we are such good people now that we only *hate* gays, Allah be praised. So, ya wanna go to the “smoke shop?”

Anybody know what happens in the back room an arab smoke shop? They have many sayings in the M.E. One of them is: Woman are for making babies, boys are for making love”. Another is: “Making love to a woman is a chore, making love to a man is a pleasure”. But outwardly they pretend to hate gays, because in reality they hate themselves. They hate in others what they hate about themselves. They just plain hate.

Tony737 on May 16, 2006 at 8:15 AM

So, the gay PC crowd is able to get Islamofacism to back down? We need to re-think our stance on gays in the military. It would appear as though we should stock the armed forces full of gays and let them fight the terrorists, seeing as how they can get them the so-called religon of peace crowd to back down from a fatwa.

We’ll call it the “Ask and Tell” policy, or “Queer Eye for the Insurgent Guy”.

Bellicose Muse on May 16, 2006 at 8:29 AM

What a swell bunch of guys! Oh wait a minute. Not so fast! This only applies to gay men, gay women are still to be stoned on sight!

Silly boys! Now, you didn’t really expect Islamofacism to support equal rights for women did you?

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on May 16, 2006 at 9:18 AM

Leftist PC dogma has now reached Iraq

You call not murdering people “Leftist PC dogma”?

Get therapy. Now.

rightwingprof on May 16, 2006 at 10:04 AM

“Leftist Dogma reaches Iraq”
Hey, if it starts causing these 7th century barbarians to actually think and cool on the “death to everybody but us” schpiel, then it might be well worth it

Defector01 on May 16, 2006 at 12:07 PM

At last,they can play “drop the falafel” in peace.
A new era of understanding has dawned.

lizzee on May 16, 2006 at 3:41 PM

Perhaps an Iraqi Barney Frank will now appear in their new parliament.

gary on May 16, 2006 at 6:47 PM