Monday, January 5, 2009

Yuki's Forum: Gay Muslims.

Please gather your thoughts on this documentary: Gay Muslims (January 2006)

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Part 2:

Part 3:

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Part 5:

Part 6:

Disclaimer and Regulations:

This open forum is to talk about issues surrounding the plight of homosexual Muslims. It is not meant to offend, or to insult, or to deny anyone's rights, or to create any atmosphere of argumentative behaviour. This is to be a process for a meaningful conversation that should lead to a more understanding and compassionate environment for everyone, to come to a common ground for all.

This is an open forum for discussion, discourse and dialogue. Do use this space for open-minded conversations and build bridges among the different communities. Please be civil, and respectful of others. Commenters with anti-religious comments and provocative statements shall be banned. Views expressed here by the commenters may not be the views of the blogmistress, Ms. Yuki Choe.

1 comment:

Hafidz Baharom said...

Wow, that's sad.

I couldn't find a single point to agree with throughout viewing all six Youtube videos twice.


Let's see. The guy who lost his kids didn't lose them, but was basically ostracised by the community for being gay.

So what? He has every right in court to go ahead and see his kids, and go ahead to the English court and file for custody on the fact that his wife cannot care for them.

There's no need to be so confrontational with the imam. Heck, he basically said it's a common issue, not even mentioning his orientation until he continually pressed the imam on it being the sole reason.

Heck, even the rather liberal mufti of Perlis would have went whacko on the guy.

As for coming out and being dragged back into the closet to please mom, well I'm sorry but I don't agree with that either.

I honestly couldn't relate to any of the stories mentioned, and I'm an out gay Malay Muslim living in Malaysia.

I think there's a cultural barrier here or something.