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First gay Muslim wedding takes place in the UK

The pair tied the knot after two years together (Picture: Caters News)

The first ever gay Muslim wedding has taken place in the UK.

Happy grooms Jahed Choudhury, 24, and Sean Rogan, 19, tied the knot wearing traditional golden Sherwanis in a civil ceremony at Walsall registry office.
The pair, who’ve been together for two years, first met when Choudhury was crying on a bench in Darlaston.

He told Express and Star: ‘I’d not long overdosed and I was crying on a bench and Sean came over and asked if I was okay.

Adding that Sean gave him hope at his lowest point and has stood by him ever since.

Choudhury said that being an openly-gay Muslim made him feel like something of a ‘black sheep’ and that he ‘stood out like a sore thumb’ and often felt trapped between his sexuality and faith.
Although his family weren’t present for the ceremony, Choudhury believes the wedding is significant progress for the Muslim and LGBT communities alike.

He added: ‘My family doesn’t want to come on the day, they just don’t want to see it, it’s too embarrassing for them.’ ... k-6769737/

Who'd have thunk.
Good for them.
Odd media spin. What's Muslim about this?

Happy grooms Jahed Choudhury, 24, and Sean Rogan, 19, tied the knot wearing traditional golden Sherwanis in a civil ceremony at Walsall registry office.

Nothing, it seems. The fact that the other spouse identifies as Muslim, does not make the wedding Muslim.

Nothing about this, other than the fact that one of the spouses identifies as Muslim, is Islamic at all. This is not an Islamic wedding and certainly not a wedding as stated in the Quran which basically says that there should be no wedding but just some union of love or some shit like that.
Pants-of-dog wrote:No doubt these Muslims are off to kill some homosexuals now, because Muslims hate homosexuals, right?

Please provide some evidence for this, thank you.
Good for them, hopefully things like this represent a first step is castrating Islam in the same way Christianity was castrated. If we can get them supporting things totally antithetical to their faith then we can remove the negative elements of religious faith (circumcision, honour killings, witch burnings etc) but let them keep the harmless stuff that has no meaningful effect on society (as long as they keep it in church, temple, mosque etc).
No more than gay Christian is Suntzu and yet we have reduced Christianity to the level where the Anglican church even has gay bishops in contravention of all the instructions of their holy book, why not subvert Christianities little brother in the same way? The religious are always far better neighbors when they have given up following most of their faith.
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