Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Faris Malik Biography

Title:
Manager of Muslim-oriented gay websites, "Born Eunuchs" and "Queer Jihad"
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“The innately and exclusively homosexual men of the ancient world inhabited the category of eunuchs. What we moderns think of as a eunuch, namely a castrated man, was simply an artificially manufactured homosexual. Natural and man-made eunuchs co-existed as distinct categories for at least a thousand years, from the first-reported mass castrations about 600 BCE until 400 CE.”

“Born Eunuchs” website, Faris Malik, 1999

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Manages Muslim-oriented gay websites, “Born Eunuchs” and “Queer Jihad”
  • Head of San Francisco chapter of Al-Fatiha, an organization for LGBT Muslims
Education:
  • MA, German Literature, Princeton University, 1989
  • BA, German Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 1986
Other:

None found

Quoted in:
  1. Does Islam Accept Same-Sex Behavior?
  2. Does Christianity Accept Same-Sex Behavior?