36: A READER SPEAKS OUT
Steve Van Nattan, editor, adds some observations in this color.
Thu, 15 Jun 2000
While preparing a course about Muhammad and reading through your writing about him, I came across two statements, to which I would like to you some extra details:
1) John Gunther in "Inside Africa" describes how the Berbers of Morocco hate the Arabs, though both groups are Muslim. The reason is that the Berbers are fiercely heterosexual, and Gunther tells us that the Arab Muslims are very much given to the "vice" of sodomy.
I am a Moroccan and I lived there into the middle of my life and traveled almost all across the country. Berbers (especially those from the south, souss) are also sodomites. Actually they are more sodomites then the Arabs. Whenever, you go to a grocery store owned by a Soussi in Morocco, in 90-99% of them, you'll find a young boy working there as an apprentice by day and as the "boss" sexual toy in the evening. Every Moroccan knows that. The people of Marrakech are well known to all Moroccans as sodomites. They are 50-50 Arabs and Berbers. One of the other famous sodomites areas is Essawira, especially the town called "Labr3at L7enshan" (The Wednesday market of serpents). It is commonly said that in that area even when men sleep with their wives, they make them ware a men's hat and sodomize them.
2) The point is clear-- sodomy is a vice common to many Arab Muslims, and this is well known to anyone familiar with Middle Eastern life. I have had Arab converts to Christ warn me of this as I told them I had a zeal to witness to Arabs. They were concerned for my sons. This picture is still very real in Saudi Arabia where the desert Bedouin are totally clean of sodomy, while the city-dwelling Arab men of the Hadhramaut, Riyadh, and the northern cities, Mecca and Jiddah, are well known for their lust for young boys.
Among the Arabs, the Gulf Arabs are the worst of sodomites. They don't only sodomize, they get sodomized also... Not only Arab Muslims are sodomites, but many other Muslims, like in Malaysia and Indonesia are sodomites too. A Moroccan whom I met before told me the story of an Algerian friend of his who was accused falsely (after him) of theft and sent to jail for years because he refused to please the second-Imam in the toilet of a mosque . The Imam followed him to the toilet, touched his genital and asked him to sodomize him. When the guy refused then he accused him of theft and sent him to jail. I have heard of others whose genitals have been touched by other Muslims in mosques during the salat...
One of the reasons I became disgusted about Islam and left the mosque and began to attend Church instead, it was because a Muslim Indonesian man made a homosexual action to me while we were in the mosque. I rebuked him in front of everybody and immediately. Guess what happened the next day? The Imam brought me the police and accused me of breaking to his property, the mosque. He brought me to the police station but when the police didn't find any proves for his accusation, they asked me to sign a paper and promise not to go to his mosque again. Since that day I never went to that mosque. When I started telling the story to other Muslims, they ridiculed and teased me about it. That was the time when God started to open my eyes and to lead me to search for the truth.
If in the future any Muslim start to criticize to you some "Christians" for being homosexuals, let me deal with him and show him the plank which is in his eyes first. I hate homosexuality and I am disappointed and mad at those "Christians" who tolerate homosexuality, however, I won't let Muslims to use that "defect" in the weak church to be used as a propaganda tool to try to spread Islam.
Your comments about Muhammad's obsession with his libido made me laugh and laugh. I think the guy has a problem/complexity with it! Maybe it was too short or it has a leprosy or a certain disease :-).
Another reader, a convert from Islam to Christ, adds these thoughts:Yes, not only in the Middle Eastern countries but also all Islamic nations this perversion (of sodomy) is rampant. I can tell you a lot about my own observations from my early teen years as to how I and my friends always made sure that we went places in groups as a protection against aggressive sodomites. Mullahs, they are the primitive version of Catholic priests, but are as lustful! I have been told that when a young mullah first enters a Madrasa (theological school) he first gets initiated and would have to gain the favor of some of the older pigs, sexually speaking. What can we expect from a religion whose unholy book promises not only wide-eyed Houries but also pretty boys to the qualified inhabitants of its paradise? Immorality is the spirit of Islam. When I hear some illiterate and uninformed Moslems try to defend Islam, it makes me nauseated.
Editor: We have a report that Hassan II's brother Abdellah was a sodomite. He used to go to bars and nights clubs in Morocco and pick up young men and force them to sleep with him. He died an awful death.