The Grand Mufti of the International Islamic School of the Leap of Faith has issued this statement

The Grand Mufti of the International Islamic School of the Leap of Faith has issued this statement

Mufti News extends its heartfelt condolences to the families of those who were killed or wounded in the attack by the radical homosexual American, Omar Mateen. Unfortunately, in today’s hostile political climate, everybody wants to politicize everything, while we who practice Allah’s only true religion simply want to be left alone to practice it, to preach it to others, and to not have our sensibilities offended in any way, shape or form. As a result, we at Mufti News feel we must push back against all the politicizing by saying a few things.

First of all, Muslims are not homophobic. We do not fear homosexuals in any way, shape, or form. Rather, we simply believe that homosexuality is a crime against Allah (swt), that and that He will punish those who engage in this act by subjecting them to eternal torture in the Hellfire. We believe that the only type of sexual relationship that is valid in the eyes of Allah (swt) is that between one man, and anywhere from one to four women or girls, who have been married under Islamic law.

Don’t judge us, we don’t make the rules, Allah (swt) does (or, did, when he sent them down through His Messenger, Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon his heterosexual soul).

For us, homosexuality is the same thing as pedophilia, sibling incest, or sticking your private parts in a pencil sharpener: all of those things are just plain weird, gross, and wrong in the eyes of Allah (swt). Allah (swt) has clearly indicated to us through His Messenger that all men are to use their circumcised penises to have intercourse with their wives or female slaves ONLY. Now, does that mean that WE TODAY have sex with our “female slaves?” No, of course not. We live in the developed world, where this would be impractical and undesirable. So we simply don’t do it, and we ignore or otherwise rationalize away the fact that Allah’s last message to all mankind unequivocally permits this action. And then we get shocked when people actually do these kinds of things and call themselves Muslim. Again, don’t judge. It’s just how we roll, bro. Lol-hamdullillah!

Second, we are NOT saying that homosexuality does not exist. Islam acknowledges the presence of homosexuality, it is just that it is one of the many urges that we might have that Islam teaches us to repress. It is nothing against homosexuality AT ALL. What people do not seem to understand is that Islam as a religion is heavily centered around the idea that Allah (swt) very specifically declared many things- not just homosexuality- that we would naturally enjoy to be impermissible for us, and that we see this life as some sort of weird test that Allah (swt) has set up for us, and that if we fail the test, Allah (swt) will subject us to eternal torment in the Hellfire. So Islam does NOT deny the presence of homosexuality. Allah (swt) did create homosexuality, in His Mercy and wisdom, as trap for us, so we can prove our worth and earn eternal pleasure in Heaven. Now do you get it?

I cannot say this any more clearly: Muslims do not hate gay people. We love gay people, and that’s why we want them to stop being gay and learn more about Islam, so their souls can be saved from eternal Hellfire.

Third, there is apparently some rumor going around that Islam requires harsh punishments for gay people. Perhaps it is because homosexuality is punishable as a capital offense in most countries that are organized under Islamic law. Or perhaps it is because of sayings of Allah’s Messenger such as this one:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet cursed effeminate men; those men who are in the similitude (assume the manners of women) and those women who assume the manners of men, and he said, “Turn them out of your houses.” The Prophet turned out such-and-such man, and ‘Umar turned out such-and-such woman.

Or this one:

Narated By Abdullah ibn Abbas : The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: If you find anyone doing as Lot’s people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done.

Or sayings from Allah (swt) in the Qur’an such as this one:

“Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males, And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing (all limits)!” They said: “If thou desist not, O Lut! thou wilt assuredly be cast out!” He said: “I do detest your doings. O my Lord! deliver me and my family from such things as they do!” So We delivered him and his family,- all Except an old woman who lingered behind. Then afterward We destroyed the others. We rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): and evil was the shower on those who were admonished (but heeded not)!

… All of which are coupled with the notion that Islam was revealed to Allah’s Messenger in perfect form, and that we Muslims do not need to reform Islam, but to simply practice it as it was originally practiced by the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.

Well I am here to reassure you that no true Muslim would never think of physically harming homosexuals, and would never do an act like this deranged individual did last week.

Our goal is simply to spread the message of how much Allah (swt) hates homosexuality, so that the practice is driven back underground where it belongs, and any and all homosexuals either repress their urges entirely, or lead double lives that we don’t know about unless they implode… until Allah (swt) finally delivers His promised justice in the afterlife.

I hope this reassures you that you have nothing to fear from Muslims. We are your friends, here to guide you on to the path where you are safe from the Wrath of Allah, the Most Gracious, and Most Merciful.

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