OPINION: Should Indian Muslims support BJP Govt’s opposition to the same-sex marriages?


by Adnan Qamar

On the other side, Muslims have BJP-led Indian government, whose stand is against same-sex marriages.

Atheists and leftists have deceived the common public, government and judiciary to believe that same-sex marriage is normal and equivalent to heterosexual marriage. But it is a phycological disorder which pushes the people of a nation towards unnatural tendencies. So far, they have persuaded many small nations to recognize homosexuality as a legal status through economic pressure and other tactics. But, the nationalist Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Central Government in India has made their route very difficult.

The Centre has opposed the plea in the Supreme Court seeking recognition of same-sex marriage. In its counter-affidavit in the Supreme Court, the Centre said decriminalization of Section 377 IPC cannot give rise to a claim to seek recognition for same-sex marriage. The Centre cited societal organizations to oppose same-sex marriage and said on a normative level, society consists of smaller units of the family which are predominantly organized in a heterogenous fashion.

“This organization of the building block of society is premised on further continuance of the building blocks i.e. the family unit”, it said. While other forms of unions may exist in the society which would not be unlawful, it is open for a society to give legal recognition of the form of a union which a society considers to be quintessential building block for its existence. The Centre asserted that no fundamental rights are violated due to its non-recognition of the same-sex marriages.

Muslims’ View on Same-Sex Marriages

Muslim community in India opposes homosexuality more than any other communities. There is no room in Islam for same-sex marriages and it doesn’t even allow Muslims to support such radical gender egalitarianism.

According to Muslims’ religious book Quran [27:54-58], “And (remember) Lut (Lot)! When he said to his people, ‘Do you commit Al-Fahishah (sodomy) while you see (one another doing evil without any screen). Do you practice your lusts on men instead of women? Nay, but you are a people who behave senselessly’. There was no other answer given by his people except that they said: ‘Drive out the family of Lut (Lot) from your city. Truly, these are men who want to be clean and pure!’ So We saved him and his family, except his wife. We destined her to be of those who remained behind. And We rained down on them a rain (of stones). So evil was the rain of those who were warned”.

Prophet Mohammed said: “… cursed is the one who has intercourse with an animal, cursed is the one who does the action of the people of Lut”.

The Muslim community deals explicitly with Sodomy. The Quran recounts the story of Lut several times, condemning its people’s overall immorality, and specifically criticizing its men for “going to men out of desire instead of to women”.

Filthy Practices

A Book named The Gay Report by Jay, K., Young, A., revealed the percentage of gay men who engaged in the following practices: 99% oral sex, 91% anal sex, 82% rimming (analingus), 22% fisting, 23% golden showers (urination on another), 4% scat (defecation on another). The book’s two authors were of same-sex sexual attraction. [3]

A May 2011 medical journal article found that felching (“sucking or eating semen out of someone’s anus”) was a sought-after practice in one-sixth of men’s profiles in “one of the largest Internet websites specifically targeting MSM looking for partners for unprotected sex”.

Scientific Dangers of Same-Sex Marriages

Reduced Life Expectancy: Dr. J. Satinover documents in his book Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth (pp: 51, 68-69), that homosexuals lose twenty-five to thirty years of their lifespan. Gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted infections, enteric infections and disease, cancers, alcoholism, suicide, and numerous other causes are listed.

A 1997 Canadian study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology titled ‘Modeling the Impact of HIV Disease on Mortality in Gay and Bisexual Men’ noted that in urban gay areas, homosexual men had a life expectancy comparable to that in Canada in the 1870s. The researchers concluded, “In a major Canadian centre, life expectancy at age 20 years for gay and bisexual men is 8 to 20 years less than for all men”.

Sexually Transmitted Infections: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in April 2011 that, “The sexual health of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States is not getting better despite considerable social, political and human rights advances. Instead of improving, HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remain disproportionately high among MSM and have been increasing for almost two decades.”

A 2000 study in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections asserted that women who have sex with women (WSW) had higher rates of bacterial vaginosis, hepatitis C, and HIV risk behaviors (specified as “more likely to report previous sexual contact with a homo/bisexual man . . . or with an injecting drug user . . .”) than the heterosexual control group.

Cancer: A 2011 study titled ‘Cancer survivorship and sexual orientation’ published in the journal Cancer found gay men demonstrating 1.9 times the odds of reporting a cancer than heterosexual men, while “. . .lesbian and bisexual female cancer survivors had 2.0 and 2.3× the odds of reporting fair or poor health compared with heterosexual female cancer survivors”.

In a related interview, lead researcher Dr. Boehmer specified that said cancers were both AIDS associated and non-AIDS defining. Examples of the latter were given as, “anal, lung, testicular cancer, and Hodgkin’s lymphoma.”

Mental Health: The Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study (NEMESIS) asserted, “people with same-sex sexual behavior are at greater risk for psychiatric disorders.” Mood disorders, anxiety, having more than one psychiatric diagnosis, and substance use disorders were specified.

Homosexuality is a severe illness and a grave calamity. If it is accompanied by actually committing immoral actions, then it is even worse, because of the sin and abhorrent nature of those immoral actions and their bad consequences.

Should Muslims back the Indian government’s opposition to same-sex marriage?

On the one side Muslims have leftist campaigners who support and are indulged in same-sex marriages. The majority of the leftist activists are atheists, while Ashraaf Muslims enjoy socializing with them. They portray the Modi Govt as the greatest adversary and lead their vulture activism from a distance. The majority of them reject the religious beliefs and lack in moral framework.

On the other side, Muslims have BJP-led Indian government, whose stand is against same-sex marriages. Though BJP doesn’t anticipate Muslim support. Would Muslims step-up and back the Centre in this issue? Supporting Indian Government against immoral leftist ideology will not undermine Muslims religious convictions.

Disagreeing with same-sex marriages and homosexuality practice is neither hatred, harassment, phobia, nor violence, but the expression of opinion firmly grounded in medical literature, religious texts and on moral grounds.

Adnan Qamar is a social activist, speaker, election strategist and a student of law working for the upliftment of Pasmanda Muslims. He tweets under @TheAdnanQamar.

Disclaimer: Views expressed by writers in this section are their own and do not reflect Milli Chronicle’s point-of-view.

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