Anus gay terror video a hoax

Video which features 'fake' Sheikh claiming it is 'permitted' for jihadists to hide explosives in their rectums is a smear campaign against Wahhabi Muslims

Anus gay terror video a hoax
13 July 2012

Claims that Al-Qaeda suicide bombers were allowed to have anal sex in order to hide explosives in their rectums is part of a smear campaign against Wahhabi Muslims, experts reveal.

Researcher Raymond Ibrahim at right-wing think tank the Gatestone Institute wrote that it is common practice for jihadists to conceal bombs in their anus in order to ‘execute martyrdom operations’.

Ibrahim, a fellow at the conservative David Horowitz Freedom Center, says news footage from Arabic channel Fadak TV in 2010 was evidence of this bizarre form of terrorism.

He reported that a Sheikh called Abu al-Dema al-Qasab told 2009 ‘underwear bomber’ Abdullah Hassan al-Asiri it was ‘permitted’ by Islam to hide explosives in his rectum if it was the goal of jihad [holy war].

However Gay Star News has learned that Ibrahim’s report appears to be part of a hoax and a smear campaign by Shia Muslims opposed to Wahhabi Muslims.

The video actually features a Muslim presenter called Abdullah al-Khallaf, not the cleric Raymond claims he is, reading what is in actual fact a crass joke from a web forum called Lions of the Sunnah.

But he reads the piece as if it is a serious news item, telling a story of how al-Asiri had asked a cleric called Abu al-Dema al-Qasab whether it was ok to ‘widen his anus’ to conceal explosives in.

‘In principle sodomy is forbidden and out of the question,’ the presenter told the audience the Sheikh said. ‘Except that jihad comes first, it is the pinnacle of Islam. And if the pinnacle of Islam cannot be achieved except through sodomy then there is nothing wrong with it.’

He added: ‘It became something very common among the Wahhabis [a school of Islam] and Afghans… you have to search their anus’s first instead of their suitcases.’

Despite claiming in his biography to be fluent in Arabic, Ibrahim failed to notice that Abu al-Dema al-Qasab was not the presenter and his name actually translates as Sheikh Bloody Butcher in English.

Abdullah al-Khallaf is the host of the TV program The Morals of the Prophets, Peace Be Upon Them and Fadak TV is a UK-based satellite channel, widely known as the mouthpiece of right-wing Shia extremist Yasser Al-Habibi, who has in the past blasted Wahhabism as ‘a criminal and violent ideology’ and founded by a ‘mentally ill’ man.

‘Abdullah al-Khallaf is basically inciting outrage from Shia against what he calls “Wahhabists”,’ Shamil, Gulf region editor of Gay Middle East, told GSN.

‘The whole way it is presented is calculated to stir up disgust and anger.’

Wahhabi Islam has been linked by some to extremists such as Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda. However, its connection with jihadism has been disputed.

Watch the hoax video below:

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