Once again, I find myself reading a translation of a Muslim cleric and trying to confirm that this is not a hoax. London-based Kuwaiti Shiite Cleric Yasser Al-Habib is shown on the video below reportedly saying that Satan turns certain babies by sticking his finger in the anus of babies and that gays crave “penetration” due to a “worm.” As with the recent Christian minister calling for death camps of gays, I am often left skeptical on such hate-filled nonsense could be espoused by even the most extreme religious figures. However, this translation is appearing on various websites.
The cleric in the translation explains how “[i]t is told that Omar Ibn Al-Khattab had an anal disease, which could be cured only by semen. Someone who, god forbid, has been penetrated in the anus – a worm grows within him due to the semen discharged in him. A disease develops in his anus, and as a result… he cannot calm down unless he is penetrated again and again.” Habib purportedly explains this “well-known” medical condition and then explains how the Satan checks to see if a baby is a Shiite at birth: “if the newborn is not one of our Shiites, the devil inserts his index finger into the anus of the newborn, who thus becomes a passive homosexual.”
That would make millions of Sunni Muslims — and all non-Muslim men — passive homosexuals. There does not appear to be a Satanic intervention creating lesbians.
As with the recent Christian minister describing how he wants to kill gays “in a fleshy way,” this alleged description of anal penetration seems uncomfortably detailed by the cleric.
What is fascinating about this theory is that it would have the unintended consequence of confirming that certain people are gay at birth. If that is the case, why stone them to death and hang them in places like Iran?
I have held on to this story for a couple days to look for someone determining that the translation is a hoax. I am still hoping (desperately) that one of our bilingual readers will confirm that he is actually talking about something benign like how to properly fast or why Manchester United is going to have a great year.