La homosexualidad es ilegal en 80 países y castigada con la pena de muerte en Irán, Mauritania, Arabia Saudí, Sudán y Yemen y en algunos lugares de Nigeria y Somalia, según un informe divulgado hoy por la Asociación Internacional de Gays y Lesbianas (ILGA).
"We don't have homosexualsin Iran... anymore"
The Hadith and homosexuality:
The Hadith are collections of sayings attributed to Muhammad.
IslamOnline.net records a fatwa (religious ruling) concerning an Iranian man who had been convicted of raping and then killing his 16-year-old nephew. The fatwa does not appear to differentiate between consensual homosexuality and homosexual rape; both are linked to adultery. Their ruling stated:
"Homosexuality, moreover, is an abomination and a grave sin. In Hadith, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, clarifies the gravity of this abomination by saying: "Allah curses the one who does the actions (homosexual practices) of the people of Lut." repeating it three times; and he said in another Hadith: "If a man comes upon a man then they are both adulterers." Here, he considered homosexuality tantamount to adultery in relation to the Shari'ah punishments because it is an abomination on the one hand and the definition of adultery applies to it on the other hand.....As for lesbians, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said about them: 'If a woman comes upon a woman, they are both Adulteresses'."*
Other Hadiths also discuss liwat (gay sexual activity) and Sihaq (lesbian sexual activity).
"When a man mounts another man, the throne of God shakes."
"Kill the one that is doing it and also kill the one that it is being done to."
"Sihaq (lesbian sexual activity) of women is zina (illegitimate sexual intercourse) among them."
Traditionalist orthodox Muslims generally claim that the Hadith literature contains the authentic sayings of Muhammad. Many liberal Muslims doubt the authenticity of at least some of them. The latter suggest that during the times of the first Caliphs, Muslims did not know what to do with individuals guilty of "liwat/lutiyya". No sahabi (companion) of Muhammad could quote a saying or decision of Muhammad relating to this question.
*"Death fall as punishment for homosexuality," IslamOnline, 2003-JUL-22, at: http://www.islamonline.net/