A Jihad For Love

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    Apr 05, 2009 9:57 PM GMT
    You can watch the full length film at the following link:

    http://www.logoonline.com/video/misc/354868/a-jihad-for-love-part-1.jhtml?id=1607044

    A Jihad for Love is the world's first documentary film on homosexuality in the Muslim world. The film is directed by Parvez Sharma, and produced by Parvez Sharma and Trembling Before G-d director Sandi DuBowski. The documentary was filmed in many different countries and in at least 5 different languages. Sharma conducted interviews throughout North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Countries included Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, France, India, South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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    Apr 05, 2009 10:26 PM GMT
    Oh wow, I've been wanting to see that - didn't know it was online! Thanks!!!
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    Apr 06, 2009 12:18 AM GMT
    oh wow, gay muslims? sounds like a misnomer lol... i thought they left their little gay babies outside the city walls to die, or stoned them or something? pretty interesting idea for a movie though- i'll definitely see it icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 06, 2009 12:30 AM GMT

    Just don't forget to dress for the occasion!

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    for GG... go dream of me again, gurlfrend!
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    Apr 06, 2009 1:11 AM GMT
    I watched this and I have to say that for most of the movie ( I saw it on Logo), I was in shock. The four men who fled Iran to Turkey only to have to wait months to see if they would be granted asylum. 3 of them did during the filming, but when Iran grants asylum, you can not stay. 2 of the 3 were then granted passage to Canada. When they were on route, one of them began crying because he still did not consider himself free because of his gay friends still suffering in his country and at the time of the film, did not know if the fourth guy was able to get asylum. If he did not, he would be sent back to Iran. The film, showing conversation with Muslim religious teachers, reminded how lucky I am to live in a country that will not put me to death for being gay and for being a believer at the same time. And I also was reminded that while the United States has once again raised its banner for human rights across the world and signed the resolution at the UN, our work to be full citizens is not over, but there is light at the end of the tunnel: IOWA and VERMONT have seen the light. We have to help the rest of the country see the light as well. Yea, glad the movie was made.
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    Apr 06, 2009 2:12 AM GMT
    have not seen it, but can identify with their struggle, and can certainly identify with their pain...I thank goodness I was born and raised in the US...yes there will be more struggles, but there is light at the end of the tunnel...its time for gays all over the world to fight for their right to exist, live, and love freely...time to ascend, shine....no more living in the shadows...I hope others can find strength from within and be free someday.....I for one refuse to be ashamed of what I amicon_exclaim.gif, and I refuse to live in fearicon_exclaim.gif.....its time to shineicon_exclaim.gif
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    Apr 06, 2009 2:19 AM GMT
    Excellent documentary rent it if you don't have LOGO!
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    Apr 06, 2009 3:15 AM GMT
    i cant stop watching it! very interesting
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    Apr 07, 2009 12:14 PM GMT
    *me wants to watch*

    Have to torrent it though, because of my innet. icon_sad.gif

    Not sure if this is the right one, but what the heck.

    http://www.torrentreactor.net/torrents/1858268/A-Jihad-for-Love-2008-DvDrip-Eng-LTT
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    Apr 10, 2009 3:52 PM GMT
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    Apr 10, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
    Its a brilliant movie...and finally - I didn't feel so alone!
    I have been torn for many years about balancing my sexuality and my faith. Watching this film 4 times! and talking to Parvez (the director) helped guide me to a more centered and calmer mind - that I have the right and ability to interpret my faith as the gay Islamic scholar / teacher in the film has been doing in South Africa.

    Thanks for bringing this film up in the forum....the movie was shown again in Chicago last Monday (4/6) at Loyola University!