In an extremely odd appearance on Fadak TV in the United Kingdom, London-based Kuwaiti Shiite Cleric Yasser Al-Habib argued that an "anal disease" causes some men to become addicted to homosexuality.
According to a translation provided by MEMRI TV, Habib referenced former Caliph Omar, who ruled the Rashidun Islamic Caliphate in the year 634, to make his case.
"It is told that Omar Ibn Al-Khattab had an anal disease, which could be cured only by semen," he said. "Someone who, god forbid, has been penetrated in the anus – a worm grows within him due to the semen discharged in him. A disease develops in his anus, and as a result... he cannot calm down unless he is penetrated again and again."
Habib went on to say that this is a "well-known" medical condition, one the entire planet has apparently been misdiagnosing for centuries.
But wait, there's more.
Further explaining how some men become homosexuals, Habib said a devil is present during the birth of every human being. Unless that newborn is a Shiite, the devil inserts his... Alright, let's just let him explain in his own words.
"But if the newborn is not one of our Shiites, the devil inserts his index finger into the anus of the newborn, who thus becomes a passive homosexual," Habib scientifically explained.
That's right, according to Habib, all of you non-Shiite men are passive homosexuals, you just may not know it yet.
And if you thought that non-shiite women were safe from the devil's probing, you're dead wrong, according to the cleric. Not satisfied by merely solving the mystery of homosexuality, Habib also told his audience that when the newborn is a female "the devil inserts his index finger into her vagina, and then she becomes a whore."
Sure glad that's cleared up. Watch all of Habib's rant – if you can – here: