OTTAWA – Being sodomized is acceptable in Islam if the goal is to
carry out jihad, according to a cleric on a new video making the rounds
In a video
posted on YouTube last month, and as reported by the New York-based
think-tank Gatestone Institute more recently, cleric Abu al-Dema
al-Qasab’s instructions include details on how to carry out a successful
suicide bombing mission by hiding explosives in the bomber’s anus.
“However, to undertake this jihadi approach you must agree to be
sodomized for a while to widen your anus so it can hold the explosives,”
al-Dema al-Qasab tells followers in the video.
There is no indication where or when the video was recorded, but
appears by the screen to have been aired on Fadak TV, a Shia-based
satellite television station. The background of al-Dema al-Qasab is also
Author Raymond Ibrahim, who wrote the article for Gatestone, denies claims the video is a hoax intended to insult Islam.
The Gatestone Institute’s homepage indicates it specializes in international policy and the Middle East.
Sodomy is forbidden in Islam but according to al-Dema al-Qasab’s
video, everything is permissible if the objective is in the best
interests of the jihad.
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