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An Ignorant, Hateful View of the News

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Wed, 05 Jan 2005 18:01:15 GMT

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: This article, from
does not, they say, reflect their opinion at that web site, and
it certainly does not reflect the views of Telecom Digest nor Lisa
nor myself. But it is gaining some sympathizers, not only among the
Muslim community but also among very conservative Christians in
the United States. It is really pretty awful that some people have
this much ignorance and hatred in their own lives to deal with. PAT]

Homosexuality, fornication cause of tsunami?

A Muslim Saudi professor says the earthquake and tsunami in south Asia
were punishment from Allah for homosexuality and fornication committed
by residents and visitors of affected countries at Christmastime.

A television interview of Sheik Fawzan Al-Fawzan, a professor
at the Al-Imam University, was translated and posted on the
Internet by the Middle East Media Research Institute TV Monitor

<a href = "">MEMRI TV</a> The
interview can be viewed on MEMRI's website.

"These great tragedies and collective punishments that are wiping out
villages, towns, cities and even entire countries, are Allah's
punishments of the people of these countries, even if they are
Muslims," stated Al-Fawzan. "Some of our forefathers said that if
there is usury and fornication in a certain village, Allah permits its

The professor singled out beach resorts as places of sexual sin.

"We know that at these resorts, which unfortunately exist in
Islamic and other countries in south Asia, and especially at
Christmas, fornication and sexual perversion of all kinds are
rampant," he said, "The fact that it happened at this particular
time is a sign from Allah. It happened at Christmas, when
fornicators and corrupt people from all over the world come to
commit fornication and sexual perversion. That's when this
tragedy took place, striking them all and destroyed everything
It turned the land into wasteland, where only the cries of the
ravens are heard I say this is a great sign and punishment on
which Muslims should reflect."

Al-Fawzan urged Muslims to atone for their sin.

"All that's left for us to do is to ask for forgiveness. We
must atone for our sins and for the acts of the stupid people
among us and improve our condition. We must fight fornication,
homosexuality, usury, fight the corruption on the face of the
earth, and the disregard of the lives of protected people."

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