Arab homosexuality explained?

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    Homosexuality on the Rise in Saudi Arabia
    Result of an Oppressive Regime or Are Saudis Coming Out of the Closet?


    According to an article The Kingdom in the Closet in the May 2007 issue of the Atlantic Monthly, many in the Saudi population, both male and female, frequently engage in homosexual acts despite the fact that it is punishable by death under Islamic Sharia law. Homosexuality seems risky in a kingdom sometimes called "The Land of The Two Holy Mosques", a reference to Mecca and Medina, Islam's two holiest places. Much of the Kingdom's law is derived from an ultra-conservative form of Sunni Islam commonly known as Wahhabism, which has zero tolerance for diversity.

    According to Western Resistance, one of the reasons that a large segment of the Saudi population engages in homosexual acts is that it's frankly easier to mingle with members of the same sex in the highly restrictive and oppressive regime--

    According to Islamic law homosexuality is punishable by death. This punishment, however, is a poor deterrent. According to the article, most Saudi men become gay because it's easier to pick up a man than to find a woman. The situation is the same for young women. The article claims that Saudi Arabia's inhumane laws and dread morality police, which forbid dating between young men and women, in fact are a major factor pushing them towards homosexuality in their youth.

    In his article, Queer Shiek, Being openly gay in Saudi Arabia used to be a death sentence-but times are changing, John R. Bradley describes the scene at a western-type mall in the city of Jeddah-

    Homosexuality on the Rise in Saudi Arabia - Associated Content
     
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    Go figure.
     
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    :confused: Maybe they are running out of all of those "virgins" they are promised for doing suicide bombings :confused:

    Who knows :confused:
     
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    Maybe they oughta get rid of that ultra-fundamentalist Monarchy.
     
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    How does Atlanic Monthly KNOW that homosexuality is on the rise?

    The laws haven't changed have they?

    So if their theory is that the laws against men and women intermingling are the cause, and those laws have been in place for a long long time, their theory doesn't make sense.
     
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    Should give you some idea ....

    Memo from the Editors

    Yeah, right! :confused:
     
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    Doesn't do a damned thing explaining how they know that homosexuality is on the rise, or if it is, why, either.
     
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    I was merely pointing out .... QUOTE! "The Atlantic’s first Ideas Issue, not around speculative experimentation, academic abstraction, or gee-whiz gizmos—cool though they may be—but around real-world attempts to rethink big questions." might explain the drift of their magazine?

    Gzzzz, don't yell at me! I am not one of their reporters! :mad:
     
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    Homosexual Muslims??

    Didn't you know there is no such thing??????
     
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    Wait a minute? I thought all the buzz was that you are BORN a homosexual, not that you could CHOSE to be one.

    Perhaps this article should submit their "findings" to the Medical community to help us " Understand" Homosexuality?
     

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