To saudiarabiske menn er idømt 7.000 piskeslag for ha utført «homoseksuelle handlinger».
‘Perfumed Garden’ الروض العاطر في نزهة الخاطر by Abu Nuwas:
O the joy of sodomy!
So now be sodomites, you Arabs.
Turn not away from it–
therein is wondrous pleasure.
Take some coy lad with kiss-curls
twisting on his temple
and ride as he stands like some gazelle
standing to her mate.
A lad whom all can see girt with sword
and belt not like your whore who has
to go veiled.
Make for smooth-faced boys and do your
very best to mount them, for women are
the mounts of the devils