(Original post by cityboy2012)
This has been on my mind for a while considering i have gay Muslim friends. I'd want to know how Muslim students here would react to them. Would you avoid them, ignore them, ostracise them, beat them up etc? What do non-Muslims think who have Muslim friends? These friends of mine are good people, they pray 5 times a day, they fast during Ramadhan and they just want to belong. They are proud to be of their faith, some engage in a range of activities from celibacy, monogamous relationship to living an moc (or marrying a gay guy/girl for cover). All of them hide their identity though. They would also make good friends for straight Muslims. Unfortunately, as soon as it gets out they are gay a lot of their straight Muslim friends avoid them, some have parents who disown and kick them out.
One of my gay asian male Muslim friends, who is a virgin, recently got raped by a straight/bi Muslim guy in a married relationship. He thought they were just friends but the guy took advantage of him. He is an immigrant for overseas, he is in fear of his visa being taken away, of being exposed as gay in his homeland
This guy is a romantic sort of guy and he was waiting for someone special to have a relationship with but this guy, who is an upstanding British asian citizen, took advantage of him. It has been too late for him to give medical evidence since a week has passed ..but the fact of the matter is who will beleive him. Who will support him in his community. Just because he knows he is gay and doesn't want to engage in a false marriage people will be biased against him and think he is maligning the other guy. These guys don't choose to be gay, they have no feelings for women so why torture them further by rejecting them even more then they already have.
A lot of my gay friends are supportive of Muslims having religious freedom but from what i've read i don't see this thought reciprocated.
I've heard incidents happen in the past but i don't think they represent all Muslims.
This news has reached further than UK shores.
Why do British Muslims seem to dislike gays so much, even compared to Muslims of other countries? Why can't you see them as humans deserving of respect. I'm sure none of you are perfect so why judge?
So if you're a Muslim, how would you react to a gay Muslim or a gay non-Muslim?
How do non-Muslims think their Muslim friends would respond?
If i can make even one Muslim person, who is close-minded, be a little open minded i will feel like i have achieved something.