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What it’s like to be gay and Muslim in America

| Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Traditionally, Islam does not tolerate homosexuality. Of the estimated 4 million to 7 million Muslims living in the U.S., many are first-generation immigrants, who came from countries where same-sex relationships are stigmatized, criminalized or even punishable by death. That cultural reality makes it difficult for the message of acceptance and equality...

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Nigeria gay crackdown: 1 man flogged, 10 others face possible death by stoning

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
Sharia Commission court entrance in Bauchi, Nigeria.
BAUCHI, Nigeria -- An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has convicted one man and sentenced him to 20 lashes for having sex with another man, and 10 Muslim men could face death by stoning if also convicted of the crime of homosexuality.

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Islamic extremists call for lesbian’s death

| Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Irshad Manji
An Islamist group called for a Muslim lesbian author to be killed and invaded a discussion on Islam in Amsterdam last week. The mob threw eggs and called for Irshad Manji’s neck to be broken.

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Islamic religious scholar: Gays in Islamic countries ‘must be killed’

| Monday, July 4, 2011
Bilal Philips
As the annual Toronto Pride parade worked its way through the city's LGBTQ community on Sunday, an Islamic religious scholar addressing a 9,000-strong crowd at the annual Journey of Faith Islamic conference said that, in countries governed by Islamic law, homosexuals caught in the act should be executed.

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