Tuesday, August 2, 2005
Well, he can always seek asylum in Israel. This doesn't bode well for the Crown Prince's future claim to the throne...
Aljazeera, quoting a Qatar-based Islamic website, reports that the prince and two other Qataris were involved in a bar fight at G.A.Y. one of the biggest gay nightclubs in Britain.
Aljazeera Magazine reports that the heir to the throne of Qatar and two others, one of whom as described as the prince's "partner" have been barred from the club.
The report quotes police as saying that the three men exchanged blows with locals at the club.
“Prince Tameem and his partner were not charged. However, they will be banned from visiting this club for 30 days,” a police spokesperson is quoted as saying...
Religious authorities are predictably displeased:
"Almighty Allah has prohibited illegal sexual intercourse and homosexuality and all means that lead to either of them. Moreover, Islam emphatically forbids this deed [homosexual sex] and prescribes a severe punishment for it in this world and the next. How could it be otherwise, when the Prophet of Islam (peace and blessings be upon him) said: 'Whoever you find committing the sin of the people of Lut, kill them, both the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.'"...
FoK (Friend of Ken Livingstone) Yusuf Al-Qaradawi chimes in predictably:
"The scholars of Islam, such as Malik, Ash-Shafi`i, Ahmad and Ishaaq said that (the person guilty of this crime) should be stoned, whether he is married or unmarried.”...
Sheik Qaradawi is widely considered a "moderate."
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