Forget Chick-Fil-A and Christians, lets talk OPEC and Islam. They put Gays in prison and to Death!
OPEC is the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
This is far more scary than the CEO of Chick-fil-a supporting Traditional Marriage.
Homosexuals and their treatment in the East
The following are excerpts on homosexuality, taken from the Saudi Ministry of Education Textbooks for Islamic Studies:
Center for Religious Freedom of Hudson Institute
Whilst homosexuals and human-rights activists are demanding same-sex marriages to be recognized in the West or are busy condemning any sort of criticism (regardless of how legitimate it may be) of Islam, the ignored homosexuals of the Islamic East are left fighting for even the most basic of human rights, and in many cases, their very lives.
Exact figures are hard to determine, due to the political turmoil in many of the Islamic states, but homosexual relationships, acts or behavior are currently forbidden in approximately thirty-six Islamic countries including Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Indonesia, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Yemen, with punishments including anything from a fine up to life imprisonment. Ten of those countries out of the thirty-six impose the death penalty for homosexuals. They are Iran, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi-Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and some states in Malaysia.
According to the Iranian gay and lesbian rights group Homan, the Iranian government alone has put to death an estimated 4,000 homosexuals since the Islamic revolution of 1979. Laws allowing gay rights, seldom mean a thing in Muslim majority nations where the laws of Islam trump the laws of the land every time. Take for instance, Iraq, which does not officially have any laws discriminating against same-sex relationships, currently there are death squads operating in the country killing gays and lesbians (or effeminate men and masculine women suspected of homosexuality) on sight, and a shocking sixty-eight gay and trans-gendered men have been killed within the space of four months, often by having their anuses glued shut, followed by induced diarrhea.
Also in the secular nation of Turkey, a country which is often held-up as a poster-child for 'moderate' Islam, persecution and violence against homosexuals [along with non-Muslim minorities] is on the rise, with eleven gays being killed within the first half of 2009 . Hardly a surprise, considering the results of a survey released in November of 2009 found a massive 67 percent of Turks said 'they would continue acting in accordance with their religious beliefs if the Parliament passed a law that contradicted religious laws.' and only 'Twenty-six percent said they would obey the country’s law in this case'.
OPEC has twelve member countries: six in the Middle East, four in Africa, and two in South America.
|Ecuador||South America||2007[A 1]||13,927,650||283,560||485,700 (30th)|
|Iran||Middle East||1960[A 2]||75,875,224||1,648,000||4,172,000 (4th)|
|Iraq||Middle East||1960[A 2]||28,221,180||437,072||2,399,000 (12th)|
|Kuwait||Middle East||1960[A 2]||2,596,799||17,820||2,494,000 (10th)|
|Qatar||Middle East||1961||824,789||11,437||1,213,000 (21st)|
|Saudi Arabia||Middle East||1960[A 2]||28,146,656||2,149,690||8,800,000 (2nd)|
|United Arab Emirates||Middle East||1967||4,621,399||83,600||2,798,000 (8th)|
|Venezuela||South America||1960[A 2]||26,414,816||912,050||2,472,000 (11th)|
|Total||369,368,429||11,854,977 km²||33,327,700 bbl/day|