Skip to comments.Muslim movement accepts once-taboo causes
Posted on 08/02/2014 7:34:31 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Omar Akersim prays regularly and observes the dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast. He is also openly gay.
Akersim, 26, is part of a small but growing number of American Muslims challenging the long-standing interpretations of Islam that defined their parents world. They believe that one can be gay and Muslim; that the sexes can pray shoulder-to-shoulder; that females can preach and that Muslim women can marry outside the faithand they point to Quran passages to back them up.
The shift comes as young American Muslims work to reshape the faith they grew up with so it fits better with their complex, dual identity, with one foot in the world of their parents immigrant beliefs and one foot in the ever-shifting cultural landscape of America. The result has been a growing internal dialogue about what it means to be Muslim, as well as a scholarly effort to re-examine the Quran for new interpretations that challenge rules that had seemed set in stone.
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“we are very much welcoming de women to be participating in jeeeehad”
If you can “reshape” a face then it is not Faith.
**They believe that one can be gay and Muslim; that the sexes can pray shoulder-to-shoulder; that females can preach and that Muslim women can marry outside the faithand they point to Quran passages to back them up. **
Getting out the popcorn.
Ironically, it's under a stonewall.
“Moderate” Muslims are Muslim the way most of the UCC and UMC are Christian.
That’s because it is okay under Muslim law to “be gay” when you are on a Jihad.
I agree with your statement but freedom of religion means they can worship as they wish. Though I do not agree with their tenets, I see this as a good sign.
I see two paths for the world. Either there is a reform movement in Islam or at some time in the future an Islamic caliphate will drag us into WWIII.
Islam is a supremacist, totalitarian ideology. Hopefully this group will not be the only reform group.
The Christian parallel is the protestant movement which consists of many sects, Baptist, Methodist, etc.
the only movemment most of them need to make is back to Arabia
Omar Akersim needs to go to Saudi Arabia or Iran and be openly gay.... he’ll quickly retreat to conservative Islam.... just before he’s executed!
What a bunch of baloney. Sounds like something AP would promote, the idea that Muslims are assimilating by becoming liberals! Of course, secular liberals and Muslims work together because both groups hate traditional Western civilization. But if the Muslims take over, their former secular liberal allies would be the first to go. It’s likely to happen in Europe in a few decades.
Man on the run...
“Last year, he fled his parents’ home in the middle of the night after they called him at work and demanded to know when he was going to get married. He stays in touch with his mother, but hasn’t spoken to his father in a year and a half.”
“Now, he avoids mosques but prays privately. He has no regrets about coming out, he said.”
I talk with people that travel the middle east regularly and they will tell you there is a huge number of gay men. They don’t advertise it but the percentage is much higher than it is here. This of course varies according to where they are.
Women are for marrying and producing offspring but that doesn’t slow them with their gay activities.
Ironically, no amount of bombs and missiles can weaken Islam as much as the virus of liberalism. Nobody in power within Christiandom follow Bible literally after five hundred years of steady supply of liberalism. With the fast paced information age, Islam can be made impotent within decades.
Muslim saying: “For children a woman, for pleasure a boy”
want me to bring the soda, butter, and salt?
Faith and a faith are two different things, aren't they?
Faiths do morph in that new "inventions" occur. The Bible didn't have our vehicles, modern chemicals, travel abilities, etc. But the SINS involved in those things are still the same: PRIDE, greed, gluttony, etc., aren't they?
Well, I'm not second-guessing Our Lord, just musing.
It’s the so-called “information” age that has helped Islam proliferate. Ever count the jihad websites out there?