Sacre bleu. Muhammad Ludovic Lutfi Zahed, a gay French-Algerian man will opening France's first gay mosque by the end of the month. Zahed, whose marriage to Qiyam al-Din (pictured left) was reportedly approved by an imam, said the mosque will not have the gender exclusions other mosques do.
“In normal mosques, women have to sit in the back seats and wear a headscarf and gay men are afraid of both verbal and physical aggression," Zahed told reporters. "After performing the Hajj, I realized that a mosque for gays was a must for gay Muslims who want to perform their prayers.”
Obviously this is a extremely courageous move, but I fear for the wrath that may rain down on this mosque from the contingent of fundamentalist Muslims that seem to be growing like crab grass in France. Hopefully they can try to secure some type of government assistance against any potential violence.