Sistani rescinds death fatwa against gays

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”?