Some Islamic leaders, which is a religion I respect (like how I cover my ass from a fatwa?), has many controversial teachings. The latest comes courtesy of Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani who, as I understand it, is like the Billy Graham of Shiite Muslims.
Ali wants gays to be killed in the most "severe ways." He doesn't state what exactly that means, but I imagine it's pretty medieval.
Now a lot of you might think that this happens all over the Christian community. While yes there are nut jobs out there like the Rev Fred Phelps, but he actually runs a very small church which unfortunately gets a lot of press. Ayatollah Ali; however is a huge player in the Shiite community which is the faith of the majority of Iraqis. He's their Pope if you will.
Why do a lot of Americans who know little about Islam still refer to it as the religion of peace?
"Punished, in fact, killed. The people involved should be killed in the worst, most severe way of killing." - Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.
Iraqi cleric wants gays killed in "most severe way"