Prominent Cleric Denounces Muslim Brotherhood’s ‘Anal Jihad’ Practices

Yes, “anal jihad” is not the name of a porno: according to prominent Egyptian cleric Mazhar Shahin, the Muslim Brotherhood has issued a fatwa permitting “anal jihad,” a.k.a. man-on-man anal sex, between jihadis fighting far away from their wives.

“They practice homosexuality with one another, thinking, wrongly, that this constitutes jihad for the sake of Allah,” Shahin said during his television program on the Egyptian channel al-Tahrir.

According to him, the practice is conceptually similar to “sex jihad,” in which women are either forcibly taken or willingly offer to have sex with jihadis. But as homosexuality is punishable by death according to sharia law, the idea of anal jihad is, in Shahin’s words, “despicable, foolish, and asinine.”

“The [Muslim Brotherhood] is a bunch of hopeless and desperate peddlers who have reached a state of foolishness, stupidity, filth, and so on – to the highest imaginable degree. This catastrophe – this ‘anal jihad’ – is proof of this.”

Whether the claims are true remain to be seen: Shahin, who played a key role in the 2011 Egyptian revolution, is known as a vehemently anti-Brotherhood cleric. However, he does cite videos he’s seen of Brotherhood sheiks permitting the practice.

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