Jihad for Love Radio Show Today

It isn’t easy to be gay and Muslim. In the same week that Iowa ruled on gay marriage and Vermont voted on it, The New York Times is reporting that gays are risking murder in Iraq by coming out. The headline reports:

In the past two months, the bodies of as many as 25 boys and men suspected of being gay have turned up in the huge Shiite enclave of Sadr City, the police and friends of the dead say. Most have been shot, some multiple times. Several have been found with the word ‘pervert’ in Arabic on notes attached to their bodies.

The article went on to say that the speculation is that these young men were killed by family members. Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders will be following the story in our live show today at 3 pm central called Jihad for Love.

The program is based on a documentary produced by Parvez Sharman, which we wrote about here on Inside Islam a couple of months ago. Sharman, a gay Muslim activist who went all over the Islamic world tracking the plight of gays and lesbians searching to reconcile their sexuality with their faith, will join us today as a guest on the show.

Have you seen Jihad for Love? The documentary trailer is included below if you haven’t. What did you think? Does it upset you that gay men are being persecuted in Iraq? When your faith conflicts with your sexuality how do you reconcile it? Click here to get more information about the show and find out how to listen.

3 thoughts on “Jihad for Love Radio Show Today

  1. Greetings. I listened, intently, to the show “Being Gay and Muslim” and enjoyed the production. In fact, I pulled off the road and listened without distraction. Thank you Parvez Sharman and the show’s producers!
    40 years ago, as I traveled through Islam, I found no social contradictions to male to male sexuality but that was not the intent of my curious travels.
    I am convinced that the wrath of fundamentalism has created this latest and ferocious pogrom against male to male sexuality; a point stated throughout the show.
    Thank you for the show. I was pleased with the topic and its presentation.
    Is there anyway I can get a music list of the songs played during the show?
    In peace,
    Rob Morris,
    Green Bay

  2. Ijtihad is not for everyone, liberal Muslims who are arguing for ijtihad for every Muslims should be aware that terrorist justify their by citing personal ijtihad and we know how mislead they are. If one wants to get into field, then they are more than welcome to go to Islamic universities & become scholars themselves. But till they don’t get to that position, please refrain from issuing fatwas as that’s what extremists are known for.