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Prophet Muhammad and His Tolerance for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Muslims

Reader comment on item: Can Islam Be Reformed?

Submitted by Robert (United States), Apr 9, 2016 at 13:25

Dear Daniel Pipes,

I'm surprised you haven't covered the issue of Sexual Orientation in Islam, even though you have covered almost every issue one can imagine in this brief article of a wide subject.

In spite of the often puritanical impression of Islam
regarding anything having to do with sexuality,
it turns out that its early history
can be depicted as far more tolerant of any deviation from the norm
of the missionary position between a husband and wife
for the purpose of procreation.

Here is an article from 2010 on the subject
by Dr. Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle | Adapted for MPV by Tynan Power
"Is there room in Islam for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Muslims?"


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Daniel Pipes replies:

I covered this topic at http://www.danielpipes.org/1823/female-desire-and-islamic-trauma and elsewhere.

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