Remember ‘Sex Jihad’? Egyptian Cleric Claims the Muslim Brotherhood Has Taken it to a New Level With This Fatwa

The Tunisian interior minister warned in September of 2013 that women were traveling to Syria to engage in “sex jihad,” where they hoped to assist in the war against President Bashar Assad by having sexual relations with countless militants.

In late June, Egyptian cleric Mazher Shahin claimed the Muslim Brotherhood has taken the notion of “sex jihad” to a new level with a fatwa permitting “anal jihad.” It apparently states that when militants run out of women to turn to, they may turn to one another.

While Shahin speaks passionately about the subject, it is likely his claims are just propaganda against the recently-ousted Muslim Brotherhood.

Egyptian cleric Mazher Shahin speaks on Egypt's Egyptian Al-Tahrir TV channel on June 26, 2014. (Photo via MEMRI-TV)
Egyptian cleric Mazher Shahin speaks on Egypt’s Egyptian Al-Tahrir TV channel on June 26, 2014. (Photo via MEMRI-TV)

“We have recently heard of a new kind of jihad, called ‘anal jihad,'” Shahin began, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute. “Do you know what that is? They practice homosexuality with one another, thinking, wrongly, that this constitutes jihad for the sake of Allah.”

“The [Muslim Brotherhood] is a bunch of hopeless and desperate peddlers who have reached a state of foolishness, stupidity, filth, and so on – to the highest imaginable degree,” Shahin continued. “This catastrophe – this ‘anal jihad’ – is proof of this. … Now we are hearing about anal jihad, in which two men are permitted to perform this great sin – God forbid – with one another, because they are away from home and cannot have sex with their wives.”

Shahin said it is “despicable, foolish and asinine” that “their sheiks permit them to do these things.”

“What a catastrophe!” the cleric concluded. “They speak in the name of Islam and the Muslims while they wage war on our Lord.”

Watch the complete clip courtesy of the Middle East Media Research Institute below: