Thursday, March 18, 2021

USCIRF Reports On 10 Countries That Use Sharia To Justify Death Penalty For Same-Sex Relationships

This week, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom issued a Fact Sheet on The Use of Shari’a as Religious Justification for Capital Punishment Against LGBTI Persons. It states in part:

There are 10 countries where consensual same-sex relationships are formally punishable by death, all of which justify denial of rights and personhood on official interpretations of Shari’a.

It lists those countries as: Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia, Mauritania, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Pakistan, Afghanistan.