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Letter: Most Muslim nations prohibit homosexuality

Most Muslim nations prohibit homosexuality

In a June 26 op-ed by Clarence Page titled “Double jeopardy for gay Muslims,” he states that “The Quran acknowledges and accepts same-sex relationships.”

At the United Nations in May, a group of 51 Muslim states blocked 11 gay and transgender organizations from attending a high-level meeting on AIDS. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation and 57 Muslim countries, including Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, opposed moves to advance LGBT rights.

There are nine countries in the Islamic world where homosexual activity carries the death penalty. Other penalties include being imprisoned, stoned, tortured, burned or thrown from a roof. The Quran makes it clear that homosexuality is a sin. The Hadith asserts being gay is a crime.

Page could not have been more wrong, and seldom has this liberal been right about anything he writes. I am not a Muslim but I did enjoy researching and learning the truth about this topic.

Joe Cyran

Buffalo