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Published on January 29th, 2013 | by No Artificial

Turkish society: Of Sex and Islam

Sex is no longer a taboo even for imams.

TURKEY’S prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, believes that one of the keys to prosperity is a young population. He has defined abortion as tantamount to “murder”and he nags families to have at least three children.

Unexpectedly Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s campaign received a boost from a well known and respected Islamic theologian, who said on a popular television show that sex was a form of worship. “Sex is a part of worship and, indeed, is the same as namaz (Muslim prayers),” Ali Riza Demircan told Haberturk TV. A conservative backlash then forced him to clarify that sex and prayers were not of equal virtue.

As the debate over the Islam and sex heats up, a young Islamic counselor, columnist and TV host, Sibel Uresin, has stated that “the path to proper namaz goes through proper sexual union.” Mrs Uresin (her name means “should reproduce”) also believes that polygamy should be legal because “the Koran says so.” To prove her sincerity she has “offered” a friend to her husband.

For Muslims having difficulties to overcome their faith with desire there is so much advice out there. “Is oral sex acceptable?” asks a troubled soul. “To have the tongue touch impurities such as sperm and urine is disgusting,” replied Nureddin Yildiz, a preacher, on, an Islamic website. “Still, all else is free between a married couple,” he added.

The Economist

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