Monday, December 3, 2007

Gay Muslim Comes Out at Islamic Scholar Conference

With all of the anti-Muslim rhetoric in the United States and around the world in response to terrorism and other issues, it remains admittedly refreshing to read about Suhail Abual Sameed's decisionto come out during an Islamic scholar conference in South Africa today.

Islam contains both conservative and progressive factions as does Christianity and any other organized religion in the world. The mainstream media seems to focus most of its attention on those within the Islamic tradition to commit acts of terrorism and oppression against women, LGBT people and even non-Muslims on behalf of Allah. Suhail Abual Sameed proves yet again that one can reconcile their faith with their sexual orientation.

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