Islamic Sodomy or ‘Islamophobic Hoax’?

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a CBN News contributor. He is the author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). 


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Huh? How can al-Khallaf “incite his audience’s disgust,” if the fatwa, which he read in its entirety, “is written in a style commonly used for stories in which both the teller and listener [i.e., his audience] know it is a joke or fiction”?

EI continues grasping at straws:

Several features identify this story as a tasteless joke, especially the name “Sheikh Abu al-Dema al-Qasab.” It translates to Sheikh Bloody Butcher. This is not a real person. The post is peppered with phrases like “it is said” and “only God knows” which indicate storytelling.

“Sheikh Bloody Butcher” is a typical pseudonym to preserve the identity of the cleric who came up with this anus-idea over at the frontlines of the jihad, where an extra level of anonymity is always expected and respected among Muslims; moreover, amongst jihadis, “Bloody Butcher” is a compliment—something of a “heroic” name. Even so, odd names for prominent sheikhs are not uncommon. Consider popular Sheikh Huwaini—whose name means “animal” no less than his behavior, including his desire to plunder non-Muslims of their money and buy infidel sex-slaves.

As for the claim that the fatwa is “peppered with phrases like ‘it is said’ and ‘only God knows’ which indicate storytelling,” this is another barefaced lie by EI—not because those phrases do not appear in the fatwa, but because those phrases are standard and always appear in fatwas. I have yet to read an Arabic fatwa—past or present—that is not “peppered” with “it was said” and “Allah only knows.” Yet, EI twists these authentic points to cast doubt on the fatwa among unsuspecting non-Muslims.

In short, for all its triumphant howling, EI fails to deliver, abysmally. The facts remain: such a fatwa does exist; it is written exactly like a fatwa (despite EI’s intentional distortions); and a well-known Arabic program quoted it as fact—which is precisely what I originally reported in the first place.

Despite all this, weak knees buckled before EI’s hoax accusations. After demanding that Advocate retract their article, including through the usual “how could you of all people spread such hate” line, Advocate revised their article, including by changing the title from “Sodomy for Suicide Bombers” to “Researcher’s Claim [that would be me] About Suicide Bombers Called False.” Another website, Gay Star News, prompted by EI’s lies, ran with an article titled “Anus gay terror video a hoax” (apparently now the actual video of talk show host al-Khallaf—who may be interested to learn he no longer exists—is also a “hoax”).

Ironically, the editors of these websites seem to be unaware that EI is angry—not because of the well-documented facts that al-Asiri inserted explosives in his anus in order to murder someone he deceived into meeting by feigning goodwill, all in the name of Islam—but because the portrayal of this “noble jihadi” as a sodomite “incites … disgust” among Muslims, as EI clearly stated above in bold, thus demoralizing the jihad.

Get it? Suicidal jihadist killing apostates and infidels—no problem. But a homosexual?—never!

Update: Gatestone Institute, where my sodomy article first appeared, just forwarded me an email from EI’s Doherty, where, in his attempt to get Gatestone to retract the article, he offers more “proof,” writing, “The Advocate, Gay Star News and The Electronic Intifada have all published evidence that the fatwa does not exist.” This is yet another distortion: only Electronic Intifada—that is, Doherty himself—published “evidence,” which we just exposed as empty-rhetoric, though his disingenuous wording suggests that Advocate and Gay Star News, who simply followed his lead, had independently verified the hoax charge, which they did not.

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  • ★FALCON★

    A Pasha Pedophile with a purse and a blown-out rectum. Yeah, there's nothing gay about Islam.

    • ★SEAGULL★

      Sounds like a perfect match for you.

      • ★FALCON★

        You really need to stop obsessing over me.

  • davarino

    Whats next, throat widening? What ever it takes to get that bomb across the goal line.

    =; O

  • Kyra

    You Go Raymond!

  • Looking4Sanity

    Raymond,

    You sound surprised that a group willing to stuff explosives up their bums for the opportunity to kill those they hate would stoop to lies and distortions. Shouldn't you have seen this coming? I'm sorry for your troubles, pal…but seriously!

    And isn't pointing out the hypocrisy of a bunch of murdering butt buggerers just a tad anticlimactic? That's kind of like pointing out that Jeffrey Dahmer also cheated on his tax returns or that Hitler didn't brush and floss after every meal!

  • Crossbow87

    Mr. Ibrahim, your argumentation is clear and I always finish your workknowing more than when I started.

  • Myron

    At this point, methinks it is perfectly accurate to say that Raymond Ibrahim just tore the sodomite apologists at Electronic Intifada a "new butt hole"!…

  • Mel

    Maybe this is what President Hussein meant when he said he would lead from behind??

    • Dead space

      So that’s why he always bows to foreign leaders…

  • http://www.facebook.com/mensch.keymelon Mensch Keymelon

    Raymond a former lacky for Robert Spenser is the same as his former mentor and will say anything to smear, anything as long as it is an evil reflection, cast upon his target, Islam. Both of them pretend to be doing some kind of noble service to humanity targetting "jihadis" "No, we are not attacking the religion, but just this evil facet of it! Join me in my noble Crusade!" These two always ignoreg the iron clad basic rules in Islam, such as the transmitters of hadith were all aware of, layman's terms " If anything I relay is returned to the Quran and does not stand up to that test then throw it out." Basically, if anything someone is trying to say is "acceptable" in Islam that must be able to be returned to the Quran as a test. Wow, this trash Raymond is wallowing in and feeding you does not stand up to that test. We should just throw them both out, the baby with the bathwater, Raymond with his trash.

    • pagegl

      Actually, Islam does well enough, without Ibrahim or Spencer's help, at casting an evil reflection.

    • gray man

      mensch,
      you are full of crap, maybe you should go get your anus "widened". Like I said in the first article, I spent a year in Afghanistan training new recrutes for the Afghan military. 18% percent of new recrutes showed up with syphilis of the anus. They didn't get it from toilet seats. try looking on youtube about the dancing boys of Afghanistan.
      Islam is sick and needs to be eradicated for the filth it is.

    • aspacia

      Mensch,

      You failed to provide any valid support. You post is nothing but a rant.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mensch.keymelon Mensch Keymelon

        Doubt if you have the requisite knowledge to understand it in depth…sorry. To boil it down to its essence, in the Quran it is forbidden explicitly (homosexuality, homosexual acts) there is no way to make it "okay" no matter what you or anyone else tries to say about it. Ibrahim uses this "story" from somewhere ( not even going to go verify it it's so pathetic ) and blasts it all over the web with glee because he gets to throw mud at "Islam" Sad thing is most of you here think he is rigth, wich is pathetic, in his position that this is a valid article about a valid subject condoned in Islam. It is not, plain and simple. It wasn't a rant, I expected some level of competent knowlege on Islam in the audience that "claims" to know so much about it.

        • aspacia

          LOL, the Qu'ran is loaded with contradictions regarding no compulsion in religion, but it also calls for the murder of all infidels; this means me.

          The Qu'ran explicitly claims that Muslims cannot murder innocents, but they daily do this regardless of faith.

        • Sonny

          Lame response. The Quran also commands Muslims not to kill themselves — yet there is no shortage of suicide bombers convinced they're going to heaven to have sex with 72 virgins/raisins.
          They believe that suicide is ok for the same reason Raymond Ibrahim documents here regarding sodomy jihad — the ends justify the means, it's all about 'intentions.'

  • Willy Rho

    To be a devout Moo Slim, one must be averse to truth and logic.

  • Western Spirit

    What ever it takes to make homosexual practices allowable in Islam. No wonder these people are mixed up. First their religion forbids sodomy and then sets up conditions that makes it desirable.

    No wonder they want to blow themselves up.

  • YLEM

    When Muslim boys are sent to a madrassa, that's where they are sexually molested and raped. They use butt plugs so that the boys will be big enough for a man.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mensch.keymelon Mensch Keymelon

      With friends like you who needs enemas?

  • YLEM
  • wsk

    Remember there are no homosexuals in Islam; ask the little dicktator in Iran

    • http://www.facebook.com/mensch.keymelon Mensch Keymelon

      Of course they don't, I hear they don't give much rope to them in Iran…

  • Infidel

    I would trust Raymond against 1000 muslims. Go Raymond!

  • Schlomotion

    Mr. Ibrahim contends that because we did not falsify anal penetration of Muslim extremists that we did not falsify his hoax. This is the most stupid form of absurdity. Mr. Ibrahim and Mr. Torossian need to team up.

  • Schlomotion

    Mr. Ibrahim contends that because we did not falsify firsthand the anal penetration of Muslim extremists that we did not falsify his hoax. This is the most stupid form of absurdity. Mr. Ibrahim and Mr. Torossian need to team up. There is another ad on this site that Mr. Ibrahim and Mr. Glazov are doing a call-in show show to discuss sodomy even more with call-in guests.