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    SulaymanF, Kimball Cross, JDsg, dibsa

    I had already found it, and went to the ICNA Relief page (ICNA Relief donation page); it appears that they don't take PayPal there, although they do at the ICNA site, so I will have to sign up for Google Checkout in order to make the donation.

    I truly hope that the folks going into the fundraiser recognize that the voices they heard outside that night do not, in any way, represent the overwhelming majority of Americans.

    Thanks again, and thanks for giving exposure to this incident.

    I am a warrior for peace. And not a gentle man... Steve Mason, 1940-2005

    by Wayward Wind on Fri Mar 04, 2011 at 03:14:27 AM PST

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    •  Sure you want to contribute to them? (3+ / 1-)
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      SulaymanF

      I understand wanting to do something, but there are better Muslim charities and groups to give to than right-wing knuckle-draggers like ICNA:

      In contrast to the indecision of the scientific community in finding a common definition and understanding of homosexuality, Islam is more than clear on the matter.

      A leading Islmamic scholar explains:

      The rule goes that opposites attract and that Allah the Almighty created man and woman to propagate the human species. For one to be sexually attracted to someone of the same sex is a deviation from this rule. This is why Allah says in the Holy Qur’an in reference to the People of Lut (Lot), who were indulging in homosexual acts at the time, “ Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males, And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing (all limits)!” (26: 165-166). Allah thus considers such doings to be a transgression.

      Until the early 1970s, the U.S psychiatric establishment classified homosexuality as a mental illness. Homosexuality appeared before this in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the official reference book for diagnosing mental disorders in America and through much of the world, listed as a sexual disorder. Under growing political pressure from homosexual activists, a task force was set up to review the status of homosexuality; but the members chosen included not a single psychiatrist who held the view that homosexuality was not a normal adaptation. Riots were organized at scientific meetings by gay activists in order to increase the pressure on the Psychiatric Association. Homosexuals wished to be seen as individuals exercising different sexual preferences rather than as being aberrant personalities. Dr. Bieber pointed out that there were several other conditions in the DSM-II that did not fulfill the “distress and social disability” criteria that were used to define a disorder. These included voyeurism, fetishism, sexual sadism, and masochism. Dr. Spitzer of the American Psychological Association replied that these conditions should perhaps also be removed from the DSM-II, and that if the sadists and fetishists were to organize as did the gay activists, they too might find their conditions normalized!

      This goes on and on. (link)

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