Skip to comments.Gay imam spreads message: "Homosexuality is not sinful"
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: Its okay to be Muslim and gay!
Its 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 hes on a punishing schedule. There is enormous public interest in the pink imam, as hes been dubbed.
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 Towns 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.
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.
Mushins 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.
This article proves that Islam is the Religion of Piece
Onion? I got suckered in once, can’t let it happen again!
The gay imam may yet discover the difference between giving and losing a head.
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.
An erect COC has no conscience.
God made me a kleptomaniac... this stealing is not sinful!
lol beat me to it
If they wanted to be accurate, the heart on the cover should be upside down.
He needs to go to iran and tell them that.
Do male goats count? Thanks 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.
Yea I bet that’s going to go over well.
Why hasn’t a jihad been declared against him?
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
Strange, I do not know who to support on this!
Is this from “The Onion? “