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Persecution of Homosexuals

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Mahmoud Asgari (16) and Ayaz Marhoni (18) were Iranian teens who were publicly hanged in July 2005 for engaging in consensual homosexual sex. Similar incidents occur regularly throughout the Islamic world. Homosexuality is considered to be one of the worst sins in Islam and one of the greatest crimes punishable under Islamic law. The Prophet Muhammad not only condemned homosexuality but even the "appearance" of homosexuality (effeminate men and masculine women). With the rise of the Islamic population amongst historically non-Muslim societies, also comes the rise in persecution. For example, while Muslims comprise just 2% of the total British population, they commit 25% of all anti-Homosexual crimes. However, this ongoing and increasing persecution of homosexuals by Muslims around the world, rarely makes the mainstream news. (read more)

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