Aswat held the first conference ever for Palestinian lesbians. The gathering was protested outside by 35 women wearing hijabs and jilbabs, the Palestinian branch of ninja moral squad, who held signs equating lesbianism with "sickness."
While the protesters kept a safe distance from the gathering place, they should be warned that next time they need to wear masks, and even chastity belts, to guard against any accidental or intentional contamination by the lesbo virus, which, according to trusted sources, is known for the potency of its Arab mutations.
Could this be the reason why the AP report states that "homosexuality is strictly forbidden in Islam"? I mean, what is the difference between "forbidden" and "strictly forbidden?" Is it the difference between "thou shall not be a lesbian unless she's gorgeous" and "thou shall not ever be a lesbian?" Or is this "strictness" meant to distinguish Islam from, let's say, Christianity and Judaism, who forbid homosexuality but not strictly? And how can a "sickness" be "forbidden" anyway? I can see someone arguing that since alcoholism is a "sickness" we need to ban alcohol or restrict it. But if lesbianism is a sickness, what do we ban? women?
Strictly confused minds want to know.