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Gay Mosque to Open in Paris, Address to Be Secret
ABC News ^ | November 28, 2012 | DRAGANA JOVANOVIC

Posted on 11/28/2012 1:54:24 PM PST by billorites

Ludovic Mohammed Zahed is braced for controversy, maybe even worse. A gay Muslim and an expert on the Koran, Zahed plans to open Europe's first gay-friendly mosque in Paris at the end of this month. He calls it a place of shelter as well as a place of worship.

"We need to have a safe space for people who do not feel comfortable and at ease in normal mosques," Zahed told ABC News. "There are transgender people who fear aggression, women who do not want to wear head scarf or sit in the back of the mosque. This project gives hope back to many believers in my community."

"Common prayer, practiced in an egalitarian setting and without any form of gender-based discrimination, is one of the pillars supporting the proposed reforms of our progressive representation of Islam," he said.

"The Unity" mosque will initially operate in a Buddhist temple in a neighborhood in eastern Paris, and will emphasize "accepting everyone as equally God's creation....I hope straight men will pray together with gay men and women, everyone," said Zahed who declines to make public the address of the venue, due to security concerns.

Zahed's mosque will honor some Islamic traditions, like Friday prayers (Jumu'ah), and the Muslim marriage contract (Nikah) to bless same-sex marriage. It will also perform funeral rites (Janazah) for those who have been denied a traditional Islamic funeral based on Sharia law because of their sexual orientation.

"It is a safe place to worship," said Zahed, where no religious questions will go unaddressed. "Our imams will talk on any taboo topic." Zahed will be one of three prayer leaders, along with a female French convert to Islam and another man who is being trained.

"Current Islamic ethics may condemn this sexual orientation," Zahed said, "but in fact...

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1 posted on 11/28/2012 1:54:29 PM PST by billorites
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I thought all mosques were gay-friendly since they have a room full of men on their hands and knees with the butts sticking up in the air.


2 posted on 11/28/2012 1:57:30 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: billorites

I’m guessing this mosque will not be around long!


3 posted on 11/28/2012 1:57:56 PM PST by woweeitsme
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To: billorites

Why the secrecy? Who are they afraid of?

:p


4 posted on 11/28/2012 1:58:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: billorites; Slings and Arrows; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson; Tijeras_Slim; SunkenCiv; ...

I CAN SEE NO DOWNSIDE!

5 posted on 11/28/2012 1:59:24 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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Gay Mosque to Open in Paris, Address to Be Secret


Entrance in rear, I bet.


6 posted on 11/28/2012 2:01:14 PM PST by OwenKellogg
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To: GeronL
What could possibly go wrong?


7 posted on 11/28/2012 2:02:16 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: martin_fierro

Oh Dear! I didnt think of the (other) consequences of a gay mosque until you posted that pic. LOL


8 posted on 11/28/2012 2:03:36 PM PST by jag.drafting
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To: billorites

I know “Allahu akbar” is Arabic for “Allah is great”. What’s Arabic for “Allah is FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS!!!”?


9 posted on 11/28/2012 2:03:51 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: billorites

With all those muzzie buttholes in the air, what could possibly go wrong?


10 posted on 11/28/2012 2:04:09 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: billorites

I love The Onion. This is HILARIOUS!

Oh, wait....


11 posted on 11/28/2012 2:05:30 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: billorites

Wonder how long it will take for the maniacs in Islam to blow up this mosque?


12 posted on 11/28/2012 2:06:59 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: billorites

Weird that they hate gays when moslem men are famous for buggering boys.


13 posted on 11/28/2012 2:08:35 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: billorites

So much wrong with this, LOL. The world has truly gone mad.


14 posted on 11/28/2012 2:17:19 PM PST by mancini
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To: billorites

This isn’t going to end well for Zahed&Co...


15 posted on 11/28/2012 2:19:52 PM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: billorites
Well Ludovic, it's an incremental thing, maybe in 60 years muslims won't care about homosexuals and homo-marriage.

I'm guessing once word gets out, your little muslim bathhouse-of-worship will be jammed packed with closet homo muslims.

16 posted on 11/28/2012 2:20:09 PM PST by TexasCajun
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and at ease in normal mosques,"

Oxymoron.

17 posted on 11/28/2012 2:25:05 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: billorites

The secret will last about 5 seconds.

Then it’s Abdul bar the door.


18 posted on 11/28/2012 2:30:03 PM PST by relictele
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“...your little muslim bathhouse-of-worship...”

Bathhouse...that should be a fairly low-cost venture considering all the participants will be bringing their own towels.


19 posted on 11/28/2012 2:33:35 PM PST by moovova
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To: billorites

Ludovic doesn’t have the life expectency of a common house fly.


20 posted on 11/28/2012 2:33:57 PM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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