Friday, 8 June 2012

The BBC, religion and homosexuality

The BBC regularly highlight, negatively of course, the Catholic church's position (pun intended) on homosexuality. Just last week the BBC were highlighting the rift between the Vatican and a group of liberal Catholic American nuns.

Meanwhile closer to home, a London-Based Shiite Cleric Yasser Al-Habib made some highly inflammatory claims about homosexuality that the BBC has chosen to ignore. Here's part of what what Yaser Al-Habib had to say (transcript courtesy of MEMRI (my emphasis):
'This is in addition to the evidence revealed by Western media, which showed that the current king of Morocco is indeed a passive homosexual who belongs to the homosexual community. This was leaked from his palace by his assistants, his servants, and his “boys,” whom he would penetrate and who would penetrate him. They fled to Europe, sought asylum, and exposed all this.

Another such example is the person who ruled Afghanistan for a short time – the so-called Mullah Omar.


It is told [in the hadith] that Omar Ibn Al-Khattab had an anal disease, which could be cured only by semen. One should know that this is a well-known medical condition, which is also mentioned in sacred texts. Someone who, God forbid, has been penetrated in the anus – a worm grows within him, due to the semen discharged in him... A disease develops in his anus, and as a result, he cannot calm down, unless... That’s right, it becomes like an addiction, and he cannot calm down unless he is penetrated again and again.


The Shiites are undoubtedly protected from this disease, and from committing this abominable and hideous act.


One of the devils is present at the birth of every human being. If Allah knows that the newborn is one of our Shiites, He fends off that devil, who cannot harm the newborn. But if the newborn is not one of our Shiites, the devil inserts his index finger into the anus of the newborn, who thus becomes a passive homosexual. If the newborn is not a Shiite, the devil inserts his index finger into this newborn’s anus, and when he grows up, he becomes a passive homosexual. If the newborn is a female, the devil inserts his index finger into her vagina, and she becomes a whore.

At that moment, the newborn cries loudly, as he comes out of his mother’s womb. Note that some children cry normally at birth, while others cry loudly and incessantly. You should know that this is the work of that devil, according to this narration.'
I am not a homosexual but I doubt that anyone gay or straight could read the above and not feel that Yasser Al-Habib has made some pretty disgusting claims in his speech.

Where is the BBC coverage of this religious assault on homosexuality, if anything similar had been said by a Catholic priest or Jewish rabbi you know that it would be headline news on the BBC.

Here is the whole video

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