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Jul 23, 2021
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Lebanese Lawyer Bushra Khalil: Defending Saddam In Court Was My Way Of Fighting America; I Can Only Be Sexually Attracted To Someone Like Putin; I Am Against Homosexuality; Islamic Punishment For Gays - Execution

#9009 | 02:09
Source: The Internet - "Morjan on YouTube"

Lebanese lawyer Bushra Khalil, formerly a member of Saddam Hussein’s defense team said that she defended Hussein in court because this is where she "knows how to fight America." She made her remarks in an interview which was posted on Morjan on YouTube on July 23, 2021. Khalil said that Saddam did not lose in court even though he was executed, because he went down in history as a "hero." She also said that she opposes gay marriage and any "forms of forbidden relations." Khalil elaborated that Imam Ali had said that a homosexual man should be executed not once, but twice. She told the interviewer that she had never been attracted to any man and therefore never married. However, Khalil said, if there were an Arab man, who had the personality traits of Russian President Putin, she would "definitely love him." For more information about Bushra Khalil, see MEMRI TV clips Nos. 8809 and 1365.

 

Interviewer: "Have you ever been sexually attracted to a man?"

 

Bushra Khalil: "No, absolutely not. Otherwise I would have married him."

 

Interviewer: "This is unnatural, isn’t it?"

Khalil: "No..."

Interviewer: "You are defying human nature."

Khalil: "I am not. I just haven’t met the man who would stir these feelings in me. Had I met such a man, I would have married him on the spot.

[...]

"I like Putin, for example. Had there been in our society anyone with the same personality, I would definitely love him."

Interviewer: "Isn’t there anyone among the Arabs?"

Khalil: "Arabs? Like who? You tell me..."

Interviewer: "What about the Lebanese?"

Khalil: "No. Lebanon is empty."

Interviewer: "How about a Syrian?"

Khalil: “No, c'mon...

[...]

"America came and placed an Arab president in an Arab country on trial – I couldn’t stand this. I am very happy that I took this position. I would do it again, even under harder conditions."

Interviewer: "But you know it was a losing case?"

Khalil: "It was not a losing case, though it was clear [Saddam] was headed for execution. He did not lose. He went down in history as a hero. I did not lose either, because I shattered the image of that tribunal.

[...]

"I did it because the court is where I know how to fight America.

[...]

"I’m against [gay marriage]. The Islamic shari'a..."

Interviewer: "You are against gay marriage?"

Khalil: "Of course. No question about it. I’m against all forms of forbidden relations.

[...]

"The sights we see every day on YouTube... Soon they will start marrying animals...

[...]

"The punishment for this in Islam is execution. Iman Ali, the voice of human justice, the most just person to ever walk the face of the Earth, said a homosexual man should not be executed once, but twice. Do you know the legal meaning of double execution?"

Interviewer: "Do you, a lawyer, support the execution of homosexuals?"

Khalil: "We do not have a law that allows the execution of homosexuals."

Interviewer: "And if there were?"

Khalil: "I’m just showing you how wrong this is."

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