Homophobic Muslims: Emerging Trends in Multireligious Singapore

  title={Homophobic Muslims: Emerging Trends in Multireligious Singapore},
  author={Nur Amali Ibrahim},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  pages={955 - 981}
  • N. Ibrahim
  • Published 27 September 2016
  • Sociology
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
Abstract This article examines the recent emergence of homophobia among Muslims in Singapore. While Islamic scriptures were used to justify homophobia, interpretations of these holy texts regarding non-normative sexualities have always been diverse. The anti-homosexuality exegesis of Islamic scriptures gained traction in a particular constellation of contemporary politics. When the state broached a discussion over whether a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality should be repealed… 

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