First Gay Mosque opens in France

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  1. TheBigPayback

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    Gay Mosque Opened

    IN FRANCE, a Muslim prayer room described as “the first gay-friendly mosque” has opened on the outskirts of Paris.

    The centre is run by Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed, an out and proud Islamic scholar and the founder of Homosexual Muslims of France, who wanted to create a more inclusive place for queer Muslims to worship in as many feel uncomfortable praying in established mosques.

    "Many gay men don't go to the mosque because they don't want to be recognised. They don't want to be ostracised because they wear earrings or because they're effeminate or they're transgender, something that's pretty obviously rejected in many mosques in France." he says.

    "A transgender from a Muslim background died last summer. It was hard to find an imam to pray for her. Nobody wanted to. In the end, we had to do it. We had to pray for her." Mr Zahed continued.

    The Paris Grand Mosque issued a statement condemning Zahed’s LGBT prayer room.

    "The fact that he's opening a mosque or a prayer room is something that's outside the Islamic community. The Koran condemns homosexuality. It is banned." said a Grand Mosque spokesman.
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  2. Alias3000

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    hahahahaha
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  3. GaLaTeA

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    One small step at a time. :)
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  4. Alias3000

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    You think this a good thing? wow
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  5. GaLaTeA

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    You seem surprised.
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  6. Alias3000

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    Not surprised at all really, but I'm sure Nu'maan will be.
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    How does Nu'Maan feel aobut this....I bet he wants them beheaded...lol...that's Islam.

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  8. KhayaAssuraye

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    Nothing wrong with being gay, they are born that way. But in Islam, somebody going way over the line....
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  9. Sir Bustalot

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    nice, glad to see things are progressing
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  10. KhayaAssuraye

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    ^ I'm gay and I dont care what people think here. I love me some dick in my mouth.. hahahahaha!
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    I think the most important piece of advice I can give is to tell people struggling with these conflicts is to remind them that they are on a journey; indeed a spiritual journey and like all journeys, it is important to continue to move forward until you reach a place of peace and acceptance—for your God, for yourself and for those you love. This journey is very personal—I can't tell you which direction to go. But I can wish you safe travels.
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  12. TheBigPayback

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    Quote if 2012?
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  13. Sir Bustalot

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    I see. Well im glad for you man

    good to see youre happy
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    i don't know about transgender issue being controversial, religiously.

    that's something, that i personally believe, is out of the person's control.

    so if he/she was born with a penis and a vijay then it shouldn't be condemned.

    wait, are transgender people and hermaphrodites the same thing?


    the qur'an speaks about prophet lot coming down to stop the homos.

    but it also says that he came down to stop them from raping younger boys.

    so it's not that clear (to me) as to whether the laws apply for consenting gay men.

    :numaan:
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    Nitemare-x called me a fagot in my reps
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  16. reggie jax

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    lol, transgendered = sex change. hermaphrodites aren't trannies.

    though to be fair i'm not sure if there's a specific piece of scripture condemning that practice or not...
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  17. TheFrogFather1

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    great news trollerance for 2013!
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  18. Sir Bustalot

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    pretty sure transgendered doesnt necessarily mean sex change

    it means more like a woman who feels like a man or vise versa.... could be wrong tho
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  19. reggie jax

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    well i was trying to keep it simple. i understand that someone might say they were transgender before they made any modifications to their body, but i have never met anyone who feels so intensely that they're the 'wrong sex' to call themselves transgender without expressing any interest in modifications. the two sort of go hand in hand.
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  20. reggie jax

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    after googling this it seems i was wrong here. crossdressers are sometimes considered transgender, apparently. i thought they were different. so you were right busta.
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