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Tremble Before Allah February 18, 2006

Posted by Rasheed Eldin in Media, Queer Muslims.

I heard of this ages ago, but the blogosphere is abuzz with talk of a film on “gay Muslims” coming out soon, by the title In the Name of Allah. The people behind it are Indian-born and New York-based director Parvez Sharma and Jewish producer Sandi Simcha DuBowski, who was responsible for a similar film about Jews called Trembling Before G-d.

“Parvez’s film is extremely important,” Mr. DuBowski said. “It challenges the idea that there are no Muslim gays or lesbians. It poses much the same question that ‘Trembling Before G-d’ did: why would gays want to be part of a tradition that rejects them?”

Sounds a similar idea to the recent Channel 4 documentary, which I responded to here and here. I expect at some point I’ll end up doing another detailed analysis. Is it worth the effort of writing such a thing? I just get the feeling that someone should, somewhere.

More info: New York Times article (Nov 2004)

EDIT: Turns out that the vile Ayaan Hirsi Ali is working on another contribution to this genre, no doubt as filthy as Submission Part 1.



1. Rasheed Eldin - October 6, 2006

She says:
“The second part deals with the dilemma into which the Muslim faith plunges four different men. One hates Jews, the second one is gay, the third is a bon vivant who wants to be a good Muslim but repeatedly succumbs to life’s temptations, and the fourth is a martyr. They all feel abandoned by their god and decide to stop worshipping him.”

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