WHILE stressing Islam’s abhorrence of sodomy, a Muslim cleric reportedly said it was permissible if it enabled suicide bombers to comfortably accommodate explosives up their bums.
The cleric, according to Raymond Ibrahim, a fellow at the conservative David Horowitz Freedom Center, is Abu al-Dema al-Qasab, who made a video in 2010 which addressed the anal-sex-for-the-glory-of-Islam question.
Inbrahim claims that suicide bomber Abdullah Hassan al-Asiri was allowed by clerics to ask for anal sex if he thought it would later make inserting explosives inside himself easier.
According to Ibrahim’s account, someone asks the cleric:
Is it permissible for me to let one of the jihadi brothers sodomize me to widen my anus if the intention is good.
Although the cleric reminds everyone that sodomy is forbidden, he offers an exception:
Jihad comes first, for it is the pinnacle of Islam, and if the pinnacle of Islam can only be achieved through sodomy, then there is no wrong in it.
The cleric actually makes the case that not only is sodomy allowed, it could be required.
If obligatory matters can only be achieved by performing the prohibited, then it becomes obligatory to perform the prohibited, and there is no greater duty than jihad. After he sodomizes you, you must ask Allah for forgiveness and praise him all the more.
Ibrahim links the cleric’s words to Abdullah Hassan al-Asiri, who attempted to assassinate Saudi Deputy Interior Minister, Muhammad bin Nayef, in 2009. The young al Qaeda recruit died when he detonated explosives secreted up his arse, but the government official was only slightly injured in the attack, thus proving that bum bombs aren’t particularly effective.
After the assassination attempt, the official – who appeared on state television with a bandage around two of his fingers on his left hand – said:
He surprised me by blowing himself up. However, this will only increase my determination to fight terrorism in the kingdom.
Asiri’s older brother reportedly hid one pound of PETN plastic explosives in his anal canal, which security experts described “as a novel technique”.
Hat tip: Ivan