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Xeni Jardin at 6:12 am Tue, Sep 25, 2012
He should quickly add that he has a secret lover within the clergy who has threatened to issue a fatwa against him if he comes out of the closet.
A fatwa doesn’t seem to be a Death sentence, It’s an opinion by a Islamic scholar.
I’m using poetic license. :) The death sentences against Salman Rushdie and the Danish cartoonist were always referred to as fatwas, and though a fatwa can be about anything, the ones that impact the English-speaking media are usually death sentences.
It’s a joke, see. If he says this, the first clergyman who issues a death sentence against him will implicate himself as secretly gay.
I kinda knew you were joking, wasn’t completely sure though. If it were real, the gay cleric would call it a lie and would have another cleric issue the fatwa as to not arouse suspicion.
I wonder what would be more silly, this, or a catholic outing himself as polygamist, or a pastafarian outing himself as atkins diet follower.
An atkinist pastafarian?!
OVER MY DEAD BODY!
You don’t believe that carb-free meat-based pasta exists? All you need is Heston Blumenthal meat glue.
So? Why should anyone but his lovers care what religion he is?
I agree in principle that his religious beliefs should really only be between him and the god he believes in and anyone with whom he chooses to share them, and…well, I agree in principle that his religious beliefs are irrelevant, but read the interview with him.
At a time when a lot of people want to paint all Muslims with the same broad brush it’s pretty powerful stuff.
Can we bring him by Fox News sometime just to watch them all run in horror?
Irshad Manji, a prominent Muslim blogger, is openly Lesbian. I am one of those Atheists that draw Mohammed once a year just on principle. And I love Irshad. She’s calm, serene, thoughtful and extremely brave. She asks hard questions and has a lot of love inside her. I believe that Islam can be as peaceful as liberal Christianity, and she’s the proof.
As for Mr. Denmark, I’d hit that.