In Islamic terminology, homosexuality is alternatively called al-fahsha' (an obscene act), shudhudh (abnormality), or 'amal qawm Lut (behavior of the People of Lut). Islam teaches that believers should neither participate in nor support homosexuality.
From the Qur'anThe Qur'an shares stories which are meant to teach people valuable lessons. The Qur'an tells the story of the people of Lut (Lot), which is similar to the story as shared in the Old Testament of the Bible. We learn of an entire nation which was destroyed by God due to their obscene behavior, which included rampant homosexuality. As a prophet of God, Lut preached to his people. We also sent Lut. He said to his people: 'Will you commit lewdness such as no people in creation ever committed before you? For you come in lust to men in preference to women. No, you are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds' (Qur'an 7:80-81). In another verse, Lut advised them: 'Of all the creatures in the world, will you approach males, and leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? No, you are a people transgressing (all limits)!' (Qur'an 26:165-166). The people rejected Lut and threw him out of the city. In response, God destroyed them as punishment for their transgressions and disobedience.
Muslim scholars cite these verses to support a prohibition against homosexual behavior.
Marriage in IslamThe Qur'an describes that everything has been created in pairs which complement one another. Pairing of male and female is thus part of human nature and the natural order. Marriage and family is the accepted way in Islam for a person's emotional, psychological, and physical needs to be met. The Qur'an describes the husband/wife relationship as one of love, tenderness, and support. Procreation is another way of fulfilling human needs, for those whom God blesses with children. The institution of marriage is considered the foundation of Islamic society, the natural state in which all people have been created to live.
Punishment for Homosexual BehaviorMuslims generally believe that homosexuality stems from conditioning or exposure, and that a person who feels homosexual urges should strive to change. It is a challenge and struggle to overcome, just as others face in their lives in different ways. In Islam, there is no legal judgment against people who feel homosexual impulses but do not act upon them. In many Muslim countries, acting upon homosexual feelings -- the behavior itself -- is condemned and subject to legal punishment. The specific punishment varies among jurists, ranging from jail time or flogging, to the death penalty. In Islam, capital punishment is only reserved for the most grievous crimes which hurt society as a whole. Some jurists view homosexuality in that light, particularly in countries such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Yemen.
Ok let's be honest and take the gloves off ...the escalation of violence against the United States in recent months was not caused by youtube movies or trailers...The pot has been simmering since President Obama overturned DADT within the military... came out in support of Gay marriage and appointed a considerable amount of his staff,cabinet members and Ambassadors to openly homosexual persons or those who support the LGBT movement...Stories have broken on President Obama 's homosexuality and acting openly gay within the Chicago Gay community prior to his becoming President
Stories broke on the perversion within the Department of Homeland Security..lead by a Lesbian Secretary!
President Obama has embarrassed us and made us the laughing stock of the world...and our military a target for radical Islam zealots who follow their cultural Sharia Law...sending a homosexual Ambassador to a country that abhors openly homosexual behavior caused the death of the Ambassador his assistant as well as two innocent ex Navy seals assigned as protection. The Main Stream Media enables Obama by covering up his perverted administration therefore they are as guilty as he for the consequences we suffer...It is too late to put the proverbial cat back in the bag..what is done is done and will continue to escalate until the United States elects a administration that returns morality and respect to the United States.
At which point the Holy War against us will turn: