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I don't understand the link between Islam and paedophilia.
originally posted by: darkbake
a reply to: neo96
This practice of looking the other way seems to have been in place for a while, who knows how many decades.
I also am of the opinion that it is not okay to look the other way because it is "cultural." It sounds like this boy game is about powerful men taking advantage of young boys who can't defend themselves.
originally posted by: SteamyJeans
I Get that morality can be relative, and the political reasons for telling service-folk to stand down and leave it alone.
But seriously is there something i'm not getting?
Maybe i have lived my life with blinders on, but in the last 5 or so years the reality and prevalence of pedophilia has shown it's ugly face to me, and i just don't get it.
This sort of stuff seems to me to be beyond (most) human limits. Not only to commit, but to stand down and allow this sort o' crap is insane.
Culture shmulture (?), the blatant robbing of innocence cannot stand if this human race has a chance.
But more sadly, i think this has gone on since day 1 with humans.
Islam's Views on homosexuality
Islamic Shari'ah law is extracted from both the Qur'an and Muhammad's Sunnah (found in the Hadith and Sira). Islamic jurisprudence are expansion of the laws contained within them by Islamic jurists. Therefore, they are seen as the laws of Allah. You need only look to the rulings under Shari'ah to see the accepted mainstream interpretation of Islam and its commandments to its followers. Homosexuality under this law, is not only a sin, but a punishable crime against God.
In the case of homosexuality, how it is dealt with differs between the four mainline schools of Sunni jurisprudence today, but what they all agree upon is that homosexuality is worthy of a severe penalty.
In the Hanafi school of thought, the homosexual is first punished through harsh beating, and if he/she repeats the act, the death penalty is to be applied.
As for the Shafi`i school of thought, the homosexual receives the same punishment as adultery (if he/she is married) or fornication (if not married). This means, that if the homosexual is married, he/she is stoned to death, while if single, he/she is whipped 100 times. Hence, the Shafi`i compares the punishment applied in the case of homosexuality with that of adultery and fornication.
The Hanafi differentiates between the two acts because in homosexuality, anal sex [something that is prohibited, regardless of orientation] may also be involved, while in adultery [and fornication], the penis/vagina (which are reproductive parts) are involved.
Some scholars, based on the Qur'an and various ahadith, hold the opinion that the homosexual should be thrown from a high building or stoned to death as a punishment for their crime, but other scholars maintain that they should be imprisoned until death.
Another view is that between two males, the active partner is to be lashed a hundred times if he is unmarried, and killed if he is married; whereas the passive partner is to be killed regardless of his marital status
“Generally, allegations of child sexual abuse by Afghan military or police personnel would be a matter of domestic Afghan criminal law.” He added that “there would be no express requirement that U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan report it.” An exception, he said, is when rape is being used as a weapon of war.