In spite of more than a few photos and videos making their way to the West depicting Islamic jihadis executing homosexuals by throwing them off 10 story buildings, reports are bubbling to the surface that European Muslim homosexuals are joining up with the ISIS terrorist network. As reported by The Daily Express of London, Great Britain on May 12, 2015, more than a few closeted gay European Muslims are already in the ISIS-controlled territory in Syria and Iraq in order to fulfill their Islamic duty of simultaneously driving out infidels and purifying their belief system.
Reporter Peter Henn of The Express cites anonymous counter-terrorism experts believe that the fear of intolerance among the sizable British Muslim community has sent young homosexual Muslim males straight into the waiting arms of ISIS. According to recently uncovered intercepted messages between certain ISIS members in the Middle East, the men have stronger feelings than what an expert dubbed normal “heterosexual bonding”.
While the same unnamed experts claim that the discovery of numerous “intimate, homosexual” messages have been flying fast and furious amongst the jihadists, there have been cases of even the most fundamentalist of those seeking a world-wide Islamic Caliphate being receptive to the notion sodomy. Of course, only if it furthered the cause of Islam.
Case in point would be the Gatestone Institute and International Policy Council report published on July 12, 2012 by Raymond Ibrahim. As noted, the issuing of a fatwa (official Islamic authorization) sanctioning sodomy “for the sake of Islam” had been issued. In 2009, al-Qaeda operative Abdullah Hassan al-Asiri killed himself in an attempt to assassinate the Saudi Deputy Interior Minister and head of the nation’s anti-terrorism effort, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef.
The attempt ended in failure with the prince only slightly injured, but the modus operandi for the terror organization managed to outdo even themselves in finding an even more bizarre and disturbing method in which to kill people. Al-Asiri killed himself by detonating one pound (.45 kilogram) of C-4 explosives voluntarily placed into his rectum, which is usually the same amount used by terrorists to blow up a sedan-sized automobile.
Ibrahim translated a video that initially aired on the London-based Arabic-language Al-Fadak Television network. During the program, Muslim cleric Sheikh Abu al-Dema al-Qasab declared in a fatwa that it is now permissible for would-be martyrs to employ a certain”… innovative and unprecedented way to execute martyrdom operations: place explosive capsules in your anus. However, to undertake this jihadi approach you must agree to be sodomized for a while to widen your anus so it can hold the explosives”
During the course of the televised call-in question period, the sheikh brought up a query from an unnamed jihadist, “Is it permissible for me to let one of the jihadi brothers sodomize me to widen my anus if the intention is good?” The cleric responded with not only does “necessity makes permissible the prohibited,” but further stated, “Jihad comes first, for it is the pinnacle of Islam, and if the pinnacle of Islam can only be achieved through sodomy, then there is no wrong in it.”
Ibrahim is the American-born son of Egyptian Orthodox Coptic immigrant parents. A published author as well as a noted research librarian, columnist and Arab language translator for the Library of Congress, Ibrahim is also a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum. He’s currently pursuing his PhD in Medieval Islamic History at Washington, DC’s Catholic University.