I'm asked why I describe the religion of 1.5 billion Muslims [and growing] as barbaric and mired in the 7th Century AD.
It has nothing to do with the Mohammed cartoons. There is nothing wrong with being upset at a perceived slight. It is how they want to resolve or punish those who insult them: by death to the blasphemers and fatwahs of destruction for the culture that spawned them.
According to Muslim Law, if a woman accuses a man of rape, and the court cannot find enough evidence (4 male or 8 female witnesses are required) then the woman is imprisoned or killed for having illicit sex.
If a man is dishonored by the fact that his wife committed adultery, he can kill her and all his daughters (to prevent them from doing likewise) and the Islamic Courts are likely to allow it under the banner of honor killings. Indeed, in most Islamic countries the people are so poor that the only thing they have is "honor".
Mohammed had a 9 year old bride, so it is not surprising that Islam teaches this on sex with infants:
Dr. Homa Darabi Foundation,
Ayatollah Khomeini's Religious Teachings on Marriage, Divorce and Relationships
"A man can marry a girl younger than nine years of age, even if the girl is still a baby being breastfed. A man, however is prohibited from having intercourse with a girl younger than nine, other sexual act such as foreplay, rubbing, kissing and sodomy is allowed. A man having intercourse with a girl younger than nine years of age has not committed a crime, but only an infraction, if the girl is not permanently damaged. If the girl, however, is permanently damaged, the man must provide for her all her life. But this girl will not count as one of the man's four permanent wives. He also is not permitted to marry the girl's sister."
Dr. Homa Darabi Foundation,
On sex with Animals
"If one commits an act of sodomy with a cow, a ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed as quickly as possible and burned, and the price of it paid to its owner by him who sodomized it."
[Where is PETA when a donkey needs to save its ass?]
The complete Persian text of these sayings can be found in Ayatollah Khomeini in Tahrirolvasyleh, Fourth Edition, Darol Elm, Qom.
However, the punishment only applies to males. In most Muslim countries a woman must be executed for fornicating with any animal, even if it's a pet.
But don't think males can get away with anything: sex with a male animal is a no-no depending on whether there was anal penetration or not.
Photo Credit: Wiki
In this photo from Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran, the Sultan (in red robe) is shaking the hand of the sheykh, with his gay lover Ayaz (in green robe) standing behind him. Indeed, the love of the Sultan for his slave has entered Islamic legend as a paragon of ideal love.
Islam has a queer view about homosexuality. "Islam condemns anal intercourse - whether with males or females - as a major sin, while viewing all other same-sex behaviors between males as minor sins or even praiseworthy." from wikipedia - Homosexuality_and_Islam
I tried to trawl for the Sharia position on transsexuals and my conclusion is that your typical Abu-Salami can have sex with Asian she-males as long as there is no anal penetration.
[Update - 24 Feb 2006] Interestingly, I searched for burka-clad she-males by googling "Muslim ladyboy slaves" and the top reference that comes back is a link to this very article you are reading now. It seems that Muslims have contributed nothing to western civilization since the time they allege they invented zero (by way of the Hindus).
24 Feb 2006,
Sudan man forced to 'marry' goat
A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his "wife", after he was caught having sex with the animal.
The goat's owner, Mr Alifi, said he surprised the man with his goat and took him to a council of elders.
They ordered the man, Mr Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) to Mr Alifi.
"We have given him the goat, and as far as we know they are still together," Mr Alifi said.
"They said I should not take him to the police, but rather let him pay a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife," Mr Alifi told the newspaper
If one had to describe the belief system just discussed above, would you use any words other than barbaric, savage, primitive, cruel, paedophilic, bestial, and mired in the 7th Century? If so, give me those words.
Michelle Malkin, Execution of a teenage girl
Many readers across the pond are sending good reviews of a BBC program that aired this week about Atefah Sahaaleh, a 16-year-old girl hanged in a public square in the Iranian city of Neka. Her death sentence was imposed by Islamic mullahs for “crimes against chastity.” I hope there’s an American station out there that will air the program here. I’m sure that feminists will join me in pressuring our media to help spread the word about this sharia-mandated barbarism.
THE IRANIAN, Execution of a Teenage Girl
"We get offended by Atefeh Rajabi and others like her because she challenges every fiber of our traditional pride and she questions everything that is sacred to us. Atefeh was poison to Iranian values and she needed to be silenced. And that's exactly what we did." - Siamack Baniameri, September 25, 2004 (iranian.com)