M.Report S01E07 – Homosexuality and the Islamist

23 Apr, '08

Sex is never too far from Islamists’ minds, it seems, especially if they are law makers. This might be because they view their legislative role as nothing more than protecting people from themselves – according to their views anyway – and ensuring that society toes the straight and narrow – again, according to their definitions – in order to prevent them from going to hell and eternal damnation.

It could also be for selfish reasons, where they view that with executing that “over-sight” role in parliament and life, they would receive untold brownie points from Allah in Heaven and by that ensure that they can have as much sex as they want then. Deferred payment, if you like.

I’m not sure if anyone calculated how much time they spent in parliament discussing what they find objectionable: sex in general, homosexuality, lesbianism, butch girls, you name it, but the amount of time they dedicate to penalising sexual criminals and child rapists is close to zero. The time they spend in ensuring that personal freedoms are sacrosanct, is probably nil, and the time they consumed even discussing changing their own bylaws in order for them to be more effective is zero.

However, when it comes to a sitting member of parliament maligning not one, but TWO countries with which we have diplomatic ties as “homosexual deviants” – they give him the mic and increase the volume!

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  1. laila says:

    Why are these guys so behind? Oh I don’t know, maybe because, their too busy discussing other people’s problems and never their own.

    Perhaps, the politicians are right to believe that their public is not knowledgeable or intelligent enough to make sound decisions for them selves. Besides, please remind me who voted for these politicians (lol). Don’t laugh, but why did they vote a religious cleric as a politician and Member of Parliament?

    A while ago there was an article by O’Brian stating <strong

    >“whether people actually elect their government representatives to preserve morals rather than to provide better services and employment opportunities, or to fight financial and administrative corruption”.

    He further says “Are our people unable to utilize the democratic process for their own progress or are the ‘democratic methods’ being used in some Middle Eastern countries actually intended to hinder development? Do they (parliament) realize that ‘morals’ are personal, relative and change with time? As proof, I remind you that not so long ago it was ‘morally inappropriate’ for a woman to go out and work, or even to have her voice heard outside of the home… and it was unacceptable for an educated son to differ with his uneducated father!”

    Okay, now you can laugh.

    Definitely, Sheik Mohamed Khalid needs to get laid! There is already a stereotype that Arabs are hypersexual (lol), and now we’re constantly talking about homosexuality. Very kinky!

    I’m going to take a nap, please wake me up when Middle Eastern countries get some where.

    By the way, some one please tell the Inquisition that ‘Majnoon Laila’ said hello.

  2. Al Durazi says:

    I hope these guys don’t get their way because I do enjoy a quick blow dry after a little clip in the salon.

  3. Sam says:

    Mahmood – good on you for starting a debate on an issue that is seen by some (many?) as taboo and a “no go” area. I find it rather rich that the government see homosexuality as an attribute belonging to foreign nationals only, and yet when one of their own are caught red handed, they’re never prosecuted for being “gay” !

    As ridiculous as their proposals always are, how do you think this one is going to be implemented? Your sexual orientation is clearly not printed on your forehead nor your CPR card, so how are we to distinguish? How do they plan on spying on our children? Men in black suites sat in the back of classrooms watching eye contact between pupils? Come one!!! This is F***ng absurd!! Whilst the developed world, and international organizations like Human Rights Watch, the UN are trying to eradicate unfair discrimination, were here, as a nation trying our best to discriminate AND criminalize!

    Here’s a taster of the image being portrayed overseas:

    Government of Bahrain seeks to punish ‘homosexual children’

    Taken from:
    pinknews
    The link above will appear once approved.

    I’d love to hear what the schools in Bahrain have to say about such proposals. We’ll have to wait and see if the press bother.

    My message to our MPs – CELEBRATE DIVERSITY!!

  4. heraish says:

    How about expelling the foreign gay barbers and replacing them with the unemployed youth?

  5. mahmood says:

    You’re volunteering for the first haircut after your proposal comes true Heraish? I’d pay money to watch that!

  6. Walt Texas says:

    Really enjoy the M.Report. Don’t spend much time on the Blogs these days, but glad I dropped by for a read,and a watch. Watched all
    six of these, very entertaining.

  7. Lee Ann says:

    Considering that homosexual activity has been a very deep rooted part of Arab history…and in the past was not really seen as the “crime” it is today…these Mp’s would do well to read up on a little history. They still seem to be under the impression that Gay is catching…

    Im curious…if they intend to ban and export all foreign gays…what do they plan to do with the local gay population…considering Pedophiles and Rapists have it pretty good here…I dont see how Gays here have much to worry about.

    Btw my friend works as a Guidance Councellor in one of the govt girls school…not only is homosexual activity rampant among the girls(they catch em at it every day)…its also going on between students and teachers and between teachers and teachers…so all I can say is if its like this in the girls school then its most likely like this in the boys schools as well…so they got a job on their hands thats for sure….they might want to consider working on desegregating society just a little so that homosexual sex is not seen as the “only” option…not that hetero sex is preferred(no sex outside of marriage being the preferred choice Islamically speaking)…but at least you cut down on all the Brokeback Mountain activity which is no doubt a direct result of extreme segregation…just a thought.

  8. lorena says:

    Man you made my day ! i cant stop laugthing! hahahahahahahahah this is absurd! imagine if they take half of saudis because they holding hands? or beacuse they are seating in the seef mall cheking if they gotra is right or if they abayah has a wrinkle! hahahahahahahahahahahah

  9. mahmood says:

    Thanks love, glad you like it.

  10. Are local gay people alright then ?????

    I know how they can detect gay people, they are the ones that hummm … let me think I’m lost, yeah if they hold hands, ok I think they should deport the whole of Saudis in the country lol it would be so much fun.

    Are these people for real?

    Who votes for these people??????

    I guess Child abuse is legal so that is why they don’t talk about it, and by the way it is ok if lots of people of our nation are dead broke and poor who cares.

    GAY people we can’t have that it is ,,,, it is 7arrrraaaam.

  11. Abu Arron says:

    This is a very alarming issue, but you managed to have me laughing Mahmood. It’s the thought of synchronised skipping/mincing back across the causeway. Look what you’ve done! I’m now pandering to the prejudiced views.

    Seriously, have they nothing better to worry about? I think that’s a rhetorical question.

  12. Sam says:

    these Mp’s would do well to read up on a little history

    Ha! Our MPs doing abit of research and study into an area before they present such absurd proposals to the public? I don’t think so!

    Social scientists and those studying the history of homosexuality will tell you that it isn’t a western “fad”. Homosexuality was indeed present from the very early start of human civilization and it doesn’t stop there – homosexuality is also present within the animal kingdom too.

    Also, reading some of the comments before mine, I think we need to understand that ANY form of sexual abuse against another individual should be deemed a criminal act IRRESPECTIVE of orientation!

    It would seem (at least by the coverage of the press) that child rapists who have abused under aged boys seems to be considered ‘OK’ in this country – HOWEVER if the victim were female, the outcome & sentencing seems to be magnified significantly! What sort of message do you think the public prosecution are sending out?

    Terrible.

  13. Lee Ann says:

    “HOWEVER if the victim were female, the outcome & sentencing seems to be magnified significantly! What sort of message do you think the public prosecution are sending out?”

    How can you call an average of 3 years in jail…usually reduced to 1 or less as “magnified significantly”? magnified from what then…no sentence at all?

    Crimes against women and children are not seen as worthy of real thought or action over here…but let a girl be seen out with a boy…and all hell breaks loose in her family and in her neighborhood…and in her society.

    The fact that these MP’s haveraised the issue of homosexuals several times but not the issue of pedophiles or rapists getting a free ride in the so called Sharia Courts here tells us all we need to know about how these “men” are thinking…if they are thinking at all.

  14. Sam says:

    How can you call an average of 3 years in jail…usually reduced to 1 or less as “magnified significantly”?

    True. A sentence of 3 years, then reduced to 1 for atrocious sexual assaults on a minor is pretty disgusting considering the stigma and the social, and psychological scaring which the victim will have to live with for life. But I just pointing out that there IS magnification in the sentencing when the victim so happens to be female – whether that is a jump from 0-5 years, or 10-15 years, it’s magnified based on the gender of the victim which clearly sends out the WRONG message.

    Anyhow, this has gotten a little off-track. We should be discussing homosexuality and if it has any opportunity of being accepted in our ” cosmopolitan and liberal lifestyles” says Bahrain dot com

  15. anon says:

    قلتو لي جم يوم باقي Ùˆ نفنك من هالبرلمان …. يعني خلصت المشاكل Ùˆ ما بقت الا هالمشكلة … اقول بس مالت عالبمبر

  16. Barry says:

    What amuses me is that there are plenty of local homosexuals around the gulf. They travel on vacation to do what they would get thrown in jail, or executed for back home. They also post ads online to find men and I’ve personally seen lots from even Saudis.

    I think the dude in question thinks homosexuals are like the lady boys of Thailand, or the transvestites, transsexuals and effeminate men of the Philippines. The funny thing is, with Filipinos, the non-effeminate gay men aren’t likely to be obvious at all, and many marry women.

    There’s actually a blog that tells of sexual experiences of gay men around the Middle East, and it’s quite interesting to read how easy and accessible gay sex really is around the ME (even in the most conservative countries). People that say it’s a “foreign” thing are either incredibly naive or deluding themselves.

  17. Nine says:

    Homosexuality is everywhere and has always been there. It is not confined to any nationality or region. However, its commonality even amongst the animal kingdom does not make it right. Does it? In fact, I would say it is wrong. Perhaps that is why animals have it!

    Having said that, gays and lesbians should not be penalized, prosecuted or discriminated against in any way. The Right Honorable MP has gone very far. However, I do not think it is right to promote it not because of any religious conviction but because I think it is against human nature. Our children should be brought up, as they have always been, to believe that homosexuality is wrong.

  18. laila says:

    Nine, the point is not whether homosexuality is right or wrong. Its just that this topic always over shadows poverty, lack of good quality education, serious child-abuse, unemployment, standard of living for foreign workers (their slaves), abuses women face, corruption etc etc. Are not these issues of greater morality than homosexuality? Why is this a priority?

    Nobody has promoted homosexuality, these politicans simply have nothing better to do.

  19. heraish says:

    If teachers are having lesbian sex. Then in addition to having seminars on the harmful affects of homosexuality there should be some seminars on how to increase the quality of the sex and relationship between married people.

    How about starting some research and course study program in one of Bahrain’s universities.

  20. Al Durazi says:

    If teachers are having lesbian sex.

    Are there any DVD’s of this available by chance…………?

  21. Lee Ann says:

    Im just curious about these MP’s…I would assume many of them are fathers…if not all…so shouldnt the issues that concern them most be issues that directly affect their families and children? Such as the growing rate of pedophilia and rape cases among the women and children of this community and the fact that the Sharia Courts doesnt consider it a real issue that needs real action…it should be way at the top of the list of priorities…not mannequins…bachelor laundry…and gays getting a leg over in the gulf. You cannot stop people having sex…but whats worse…sex by consent between to adults…or sex by force against a child or woman…or even a man for that matter? I wonder if any of these MP’s consider rape or pedophilia as the victims fault as so many others in the world do and that would account for the continued defeaning silence.

  22. Nine says:

    Laila,
    Could not agree with you more. However, irrespective of what MPs say or do not say I found Mahmood’s Den diverse and daring. I guess that is what makes it so popular.

    One of the things that need to be introduced is a minimum age for sex be it within marriage, outside or sex between same sex partners. Thus, any sex with a partner under the minimum age say 18 should be treated as rape and penalized accordingly.

  23. heraish says:

    I love the beard on the sheikh. I wonder which barber he uses?

  24. Bahrainiac says:

    Heraish, good question! I also wonder if he gets a soothing neck rub after the “shave and haircut”. Maybe if he’s in the mood he goes next door to the Thai Massage Parlor (Heterosexual, of course) for a whole body rub-down. Nothing like a massage to take away the stress of a long day of Parliamentary duties! 😛

  25. مريوم says:

    أجندة محمد خالد:

    1-ملاحقة البويات

    2-ملاحقة المثليين

    بعد شنو يامريوم؟؟

    3-إي تذكرت، ملاحقة صالونات المساج

    أعتقد الريال عنده مشكلة جنسية

    من يوافقني؟؟

  26. Capt. Arab says:

    Mahmood,

    Forget homosexuality and the actual topic… I have read your blog for the longest time I can remember, most recently I have started to watch your vlog.. I must say “excellent media” honestly speaking, reading an article is one thing, but actually listening and watching the author speak out his thoughts is more informative, better coverage and very entertaining.

    It would be nice if you included some extra footage related to your articles, just for effects, it would make excellent material.

    Keep the good stuff rolling…

  27. Oh come now Mahmood, you know as well as I that homosexuality is such a scourge on mankind, that we need to divert all our time in parliament away from paltry issues like poverty, migrant rights, the environment, education, health care, freedom and reform, to weed it out of our society. Peoples opinions be damned, the moral vanguard must prevail. Heil- … whoops, got carried away there for a moment.

    By the way, love the Vlog, I’ll be sure to keep an eye on it!

    Nine: “However, its commonality even amongst the animal kingdom does not make it right. Does it? In fact, I would say it is wrong. Perhaps that is why animals have it!”

    By that logic one could say… “animals have sex and breed in a hetrosexual fashion for pleasure. The commonality even amongst the animal kingdom does not make it right. Does it? In fact, I would say it is wrong. Perhaps thats why animals have it!”

    or…

    “The majority of animals care and nurture their children until they reach an age where they can pursue their life on their own, without parental aid. The commonality even amongst the animal kingdom does not make it right. Does it? In fact, I would say it is wrong. Perhaps thats why animals have it!”

    If you are going to be a bigot, then at least figure out a better way to justify it.

  28. Nine says:

    N.J.Neruda,
    I got your point. It makes sense. I was unfair to the animal kingdom and I withdraw that particular sentence.

  29. Mavis says:

    Their Gaydar must be very acute. 😛

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