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Gay imam spreads message: "Homosexuality is not sinful"
Radio Netherlands Worldwide ^ | February 18, 2011 | Klaas den Tek

Posted on 02/19/2011 8:18:45 AM PST by Zakeet

South African Muhsin Hendricks is an Islamic cleric and a gay man.

He runs a foundation called The Inner Circle, which helps Muslims, who are struggling to accept their sexuality. He has come to the Netherlands to spread a simple message: “It’s okay to be Muslim and gay!”

It’s a message not everyone agrees with and the reason why Mr Hendricks is no longer officially a cleric.

Muhsin Hendricks looks a little tired. He is in the Netherlands at the invitation of the Amsterdam branch of gay rights organisation COC and he’s on a punishing schedule. There is enormous public interest in the “pink imam”, as he’s been dubbed.

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But every trace of fatigue vanishes as Mushin Hendricks talks about his faith and his sexuality.

“Being Muslim and being gay are both strong identities. And I think that they are both innate identities for me. So somewhere along the line I had to reconcile the two.”

This was far from easy for Muhsin Hendricks. He was born into an orthodox Muslim family in South Africa. His grandfather was a cleric in one of Cape Town’s most prominent mosques. Mushin discovered at an early age that he was different. He played with dolls rather than cars. He was seen as being feminine and was teased as a result. All this was long before he even knew there was such a thing as homosexuality.

Mushin Hendricks took comfort in his faith, in spite of the fact that many Muslims believe it offers no place to homosexual feelings. Sexual love between two men or two women is prohibited. It is seen as one of the worst possible sins, punishable in some Islamic countries by death.

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His mother fainted when she heard the news that her son Mushin was gay. But little by little she is beginning to understand. Some members of the family want nothing more to do with him.

Now Mushin Hendricks has met the love of his life. His partner follows another faith – Hinduism – and has not yet come out of the closet.

Mushin’s work at the mosque came to an abrupt end. His take on the relationship between homosexuality and Islam does not rhyme with the official doctrine. He has been branded a Satanist. Although he has never been physically threatened, he has to endure much abuse and criticism.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: absolutemorals; gay; homosexualagenda; islam

This article proves that Islam is the Religion of Piece

1 posted on 02/19/2011 8:18:51 AM PST by Zakeet
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2 posted on 02/19/2011 8:20:23 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 760 of our national holiday from reality. - It's almost 3 AM)
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To: Zakeet

Onion? I got suckered in once, can’t let it happen again!


3 posted on 02/19/2011 8:22:58 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Hell really is a bottomless pit of fire. Which side of the line are you going to choose? Palin/West)
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To: Zakeet

The gay imam may yet discover the difference between giving and losing a head.


4 posted on 02/19/2011 8:26:10 AM PST by JPG (As WI goes, so goes the nation. Thank you, Gov Walker.)
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To: Zakeet

Notice he FLED to the Netherlands with his message as opposed to moved to...

I would guess he would have a ring of tires around him in 99% of Muslim countries.


5 posted on 02/19/2011 8:26:51 AM PST by macquire
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To: Zakeet

An erect COC has no conscience.


6 posted on 02/19/2011 8:32:06 AM PST by RichInOC ("Rule One: NO POOFTERS!")
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To: Zakeet
His argument is as dumb as saying ...

God made me a kleptomaniac... this stealing is not sinful!

7 posted on 02/19/2011 8:33:38 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: null and void

lol beat me to it


8 posted on 02/19/2011 8:34:50 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Zakeet

If they wanted to be accurate, the heart on the cover should be upside down.


9 posted on 02/19/2011 8:36:02 AM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: Zakeet
This guy was taught early on to raoe his goat..If these morons can screw animals and it is alright then it should be alright to mess with their brother Muslims..They are sick savages anyway..
10 posted on 02/19/2011 8:40:00 AM PST by PLD
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To: Zakeet

He needs to go to iran and tell them that.


11 posted on 02/19/2011 8:45:22 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: Zakeet
“It didn’t seem fair for a very merciful and compassionate God to condemn me for something that I didn’t choose.”

Before getting to his grievance on the "complaints to address" list, perhaps women who are the object of honor killings due to rape should be taken care of, first.
12 posted on 02/19/2011 8:55:03 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Do male goats count? Thanks Zakeet.


13 posted on 02/19/2011 9:14:32 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Zakeet

The Muslims are such hypocrites on this. All the guy has to do is keep quiet. There is so much buggering in Kabuhl that they have a saying that even a bird covers its behind when it flies over the city.

He is in the wrong religion. I hear certain Lutherans might have an opening.


14 posted on 02/19/2011 9:16:35 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Zakeet

Yea I bet that’s going to go over well.


15 posted on 02/19/2011 9:17:44 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Zakeet

Why hasn’t a jihad been declared against him?


16 posted on 02/19/2011 9:23:24 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Zakeet
wonder what he's going to wear to the next Amsterdam gay pride parade --> body paint, body paint with plastic fruit?

unfortunately in Amsterdam in the 90s as the official greeter for a conference

guests were arriving ashen from their limos from the airport

boss takes me aside to tell me what occured

body painted naked people some with plastic fruit applied to specific body parts were surrounding all the limos as they came into town...

still a little tense when I think of it

17 posted on 02/19/2011 9:27:32 AM PST by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: Zakeet

Strange, I do not know who to support on this!


18 posted on 02/19/2011 9:33:46 AM PST by OrthodoxKirkPresbyterian
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The Inner Circle?

...ewww, gross....

19 posted on 02/19/2011 9:38:05 AM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: NoGrayZone

Is this from “The Onion? “


20 posted on 02/19/2011 9:48:01 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

Like I said, I was suckered in once....certainly seems like an onion piece!


21 posted on 02/19/2011 10:14:10 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Hell really is a bottomless pit of fire. Which side of the line are you going to choose? Palin/West)
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To: Zakeet

Man Love Thursday.........

“An unclassified study from a military research unit in southern Afghanistan details how homosexual behavior is unusually common among men in the large ethnic group known as Pashtuns — though they seem to be in complete denial about it....

...In one instance, a group of local male interpreters had contracted gonorrhea anally but refused to believe they could have contracted it sexually — “because they were not homosexuals.”

...Apparently, according to the report, Pashtun men interpret the Islamic prohibition on homosexuality to mean they cannot “love” another man — but that doesn’t mean they can’t use men for “sexual gratification.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/28/afghan-men-struggle-sexual-identity-study-finds/


22 posted on 02/19/2011 10:23:23 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: OrthodoxKirkPresbyterian

“Strange, I do not know who to support on this!”

It’s like the Nazi-Soviet war. You want both sides to lose.


23 posted on 02/19/2011 10:32:02 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Zakeet

Moslems and young boys is an old, old story; what the world wants to know is, what about camels and sheep?


24 posted on 02/19/2011 10:54:56 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Zakeet

Homosexuals vs Islamists?
To paraphrase Henry Kissinger, who was speaking of the Iran-Iraq war, “All that considered, it’s a pity they both can’t lose”


25 posted on 02/20/2011 12:37:57 AM PST by rmlew (You want change? Vote for the most conservative electable in your state or district.)
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To: Zakeet
Muzzies accept faggotry? Go figure.

“Women are for children, boys are for pleasure.”

26 posted on 02/20/2011 3:28:16 PM PST by aSeattleConservative ("...the American Christian ... would rather die on his feet, than live on his knees!" G. Washington)
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To: null and void

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78jUBRio3So

Trailer.


27 posted on 02/20/2011 3:32:45 PM PST by aSeattleConservative ("...the American Christian ... would rather die on his feet, than live on his knees!" G. Washington)
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