5 Muslim Countries Where Gays Are Not Prosecuted by the Law

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    Nov 01, 2014 3:44 PM GMT
    Any RJ members living in these countries, or with experience, who can add to this information?


    http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/10/28/5-muslim-countries-where-gays-are-not-persecuted-by-the-law/

    "The LGBT Muslims blog identified 5 Muslim nations where the legal system does not outlaw homosexuality. The 5 countries are : Mali, Jordan, Indonesia, Turkey and Albania. While the law in these countries does not criminalize gay lifestyles, the LGBT Muslims blog points out that LGBT communities still suffer from discrimination and non-negligible pressure to remain discreet regarding their lifestyles. Still, the main take away lesson is that gay rights may be more advanced than most would believe in the aforementioned countries. "
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    Nov 01, 2014 4:11 PM GMT
    Only reason Albania and Turkey has not banned gay rights is because of the pressure from EU

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    Nov 01, 2014 4:25 PM GMT

    Albania being as impoverished and ravaged as it is right now is in no position to go against any of the European Union's laws and policies. That country needs all the financial help that it can possibly muster. Probably this is a good thing because it could enable the people of Albania to educate themselves more about GLBT people and than realize that ancient taboos with the political weight of law behind them is ridiculous and bad for society at large.
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    Nov 01, 2014 5:13 PM GMT
    Determinate saidAny RJ members living in these countries, or with experience, who can add to this information?


    http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/10/28/5-muslim-countries-where-gays-are-not-persecuted-by-the-law/

    "The LGBT Muslims blog identified 5 Muslim nations where the legal system does not outlaw homosexuality. The 5 countries are : Mali, Jordan, Indonesia, Turkey and Albania. While the law in these countries does not criminalize gay lifestyles, the LGBT Muslims blog points out that LGBT communities still suffer from discrimination and non-negligible pressure to remain discreet regarding their lifestyles. Still, the main take away lesson is that gay rights may be more advanced than most would believe in the aforementioned countries. "


    mali is due to residual french law which never criminalized it. according to wikipedia the culture on the other hand is typically muslim religion of peace bs:

    Living conditions

    According to Dr. Dembelé Bintou Keita, the director of ARCAD/SIDA, an HIV/AIDS organization in Mali that provides health care for men who have sex with men (MSM), Malian society is not tolerant to MSM. They "have no rights and certainly no right to claim their sexual orientation. All cultural beliefs towards MSM are negative." MSM are forced into bisexuality or underground sexual practices that put them at high risk of sexually transmitted and HIV infections. "Men who are attracted to other men are forced to get married so that they will not bring shame to the family ... but they still have men as sexual partners."[9]

    The U.S. Department of State's 2011 human rights report found that,

    There were no publicly visible lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations in the country. The free association of LGBT organizations was impeded by a law prohibiting association "for an immoral purpose"; in 2005 the then governor of the District of Bamako cited this law to refuse official recognition to a gay rights association.[5]
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    Nov 01, 2014 5:43 PM GMT
    Turkey is getti g worse ! They used to be tolerant. Egpyt was ok a few years ago now they will hunt u down