Dimitris John Raptis

520 days ago

"So what caused Muslim societies to go from coolly reading homoerotic poetry to outlawing and stigmatising same-sex love? It’s tough to nail down an exact reason but here’s an interesting coincidence: there are five Muslims countries where being gay isn’t a crime. All that the five – Mali, Jordan, Indonesia, Turkey and Albania – share in common is that they were never colonised by the British."

Orlando shooting: It’s different now, but Muslims have a long history of accepting homosexuality

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Days after Omar Mateen went on a shooting spree inside a gay nightclub in the United States on Sunday, killing at least 49 people, clues to his possible motivations are emerging. Mateen had boasted of links to the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda as well as Hezbollah.