20 Mar 2014 22:00
On December 20th, when the subject was broadcasted on Al-Jazeera America, the subject generated record audiences. There were more than 12 million Americans watching the evening show about “America’s first openly gay imam". At 60, Daayiee Abdullah is an atypical man. Muslim, gay and happy. If his aura and infectious laugh have made him extremely popular in the U.S. gay community for a decade, in contrast, his liberal positions irritate radical Muslims. However, this gentle giant has given hope to many homosexuals who intended to leave Islam, by proposing to celebrate Muslim weddings between same-sex partners. On the sixty unions he blessed, a quarter have been between gays or lesbians.