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Egypt's Al-Azhar condemns same-sex marriage campaign

Ahram Online , Thursday 9 Jul 2015
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Egypt’s highest Islamic institution, Al-Azhar, has slammed what it called “a campaign by international powers and organisations,” as well public figures in Egypt, to promote and legalise homosexuality.

In a statement released on Thursday, Al-Azhar rejected same-sex marriage, stating that marriage in Islam is only between a man and woman, and that Islam prohibits all “sinful” extramarital affairs, referring to the recent decision of the US Supreme Court to end the same-sex ban.

The Islamic institution also said it rejected all campaigns to spread or legalise homosexuality and same-sex marriage in the Muslim world. Many Social media users worldwide have declared support for same-sex marriage, launching “Rainbow avatars” and "#Lovewins” online campaigns.

The Egyptian Orthodox Coptic Church also shares Al-Azhar's opinions when it comes to same-sex marriage and relationships in general.

“Humanity already is facing a huge moral and religious crisis, as well as rebellion, which is an entry to atheism and all forms of extremism, including same-sex marriage," said Pope Tawadros II at his meeting with Orthodox Coptic churches in Alexandria earlier this week.

Renowned Egyptian actor Khaled Abul-Naga recently came under fire in the Egyptian media for showing his support for same-sex marriage on Facebook.

Several TV talk shows and newspapers attacked Abul-Naga, accusing him of spreading immorality and homosexuality in Egypt.  

Egyptian TV host Mona El-Iraqi also used Facebook to declare her support for same-sex marriage. Earlier this year, El-Iraqi aided security forces in arresting 26 men at a Cairo bathhouse who were later accused of debauchery, a legal term usually applied to homosexual activity.

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say'NO'to KHAZARS
10-07-2015 06:30am
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be aware of the khazars!
Don't we remember HOW the so called 'ARAB SPRING' started and WHY????? How AHMED MAHER IBRAHIM,WAEL GHONEIM, the YOUTH [always the youth are the TARGET FIRST]were connected to the 'FREEDOM HOUSE' which belongs to the CIA, and they received INSTRUCTION and MONEY from them.Of course everything STARTED ON the INTERNET JUST LIKE NOW,some people are chosen to start the fire [of course NOT FOR FREE,just ask GAMEELA ISMAIL]and the KHAZARS KNOW that, IT IS THE BEST TIME TO BRAINWASH the ARAB YOUTH because this is FREEDOM ,which DOESN'T EXIST IN ANY COUNTRY ,NOT EVEN IN THE U.S.,and make them believe that this PERVERSE LIFESTYLE is WHAT THEY NEED!!!Everybody who is connected OR PROMOTING this DIRT SUPPOSE TO BE ARRESTED .This is POLITICS, and the DIRTIEST KIND!!!!
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Sam Enslow
09-07-2015 11:28pm
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priorities
It sometimes seems the clerics in Egypt of all faiths in Egypt concern themselves only with matters concerning sex. The media reports on corruption, reports of torture, abuse of the poor, etc., but these matters are subject of comment. But mention anything about sex... The clerics have lost contact with their people and are not creating devote followers but atheists. They seem more interested in Protecting their positions and institutions than in protecting their followers.
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Tut
10-07-2015 03:45pm
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Sorry Sam
It is not only in Egypt; clerics (and politicians) in other "World Powers" can't stop talking about Gay issues, Apportion issues, Sex issue, reproductive rights ... etc, and many millions in these rich countries are under the poverty line. It seems that this is a shortcoming that affects both the developed and developing nations. Only Pope Francis now is taking the lead on tackling what really matters for humanity.
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Democracia
09-07-2015 09:48pm
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Whatever you want
You can condemn whatever you want... Most of the world doesn't care what you say!
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zahri
09-07-2015 09:00pm
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How?
How al azhar reject we do not beleve because Al azhar is pro government and pro usa school and al azhar will change his statement very soon if shaikh azhar receved us dollors
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