June 20, 2016
Jim Goad: Is Allah an LGBT ally?
Jim Goad writes:
But despite that curious exception for homosexual pedophilia, early Islamic leaders and scholars were nearly unanimous in their encouragement of the death penalty for faggin’ off. Muhammad’s direct successor Abu Bakr was said to have forced a male fancy-boy to be burned at the stake. Islam’s fourth caliph ordered a suspected rump-wrangler to be tossed to his death from a mosque’s minaret. And early Quran scholar Abd Allah ibn Abbas (619-687 AD) strongly suggested that after male gaybirds were thrown from tall buildings, they should also be stoned after they hit the ground just in case the fall didn’t kill them.