French-Algerian Gay Imam Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed: "Our rights and dignity are all we want"

Dr. Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed, a French-Algerian gay imam who founded gay-friendly mosques in Paris and Marseille was interviewed on France 24 TV. Dr. Zahed presented his theory that the Quran does not oppose homosexuality and that all the Quranic verses that discussed Sodom and Gomorrah were referring to rape and not to homosexual relationships. He was confronted by anti-gay activist Rachid Elamarty, who claimed that "the homosexuals of our times want to turn society topsy-turvy." Dr. Zahed responded that the only thing that Arab homosexuals were asking for was their rights and their dignity, and that Arab anti-gay activism stems from the same fascism that persecutes religious minorities. "The question is clear: Do we believe that [true] Islam is the Islam of ISIS?" he said. The show aired on April 22.

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