In this post from several months ago, I mentioned: “If the day comes when even adultery is seen as a harmless, victimless act, then Islamic law, which imposes capital punishment for convicted adulterers, will be in need of further defense by Muslim commentators.”
Given what we are seeing from leftist outlets in the aftermath of the Ashley Madison infidelity website disclosures, looks like that day is going to come sooner rather than later.
Are we going to see Muslim activists join their liberal allies and call for embracing the adulterer? Will Muslim progressives come out and denounce traditional Islamic norms against infidelity as antiquated and irrelevant for our modern times? Will Muslim reformists apply their brilliant language skills to the verses of the Quran to discover that all this time, God was not condemning adultery — obviously those verses are just about rape and coercion! Because rape and coercion are the only true sexual crimes! Everything else is just having fun and free love akhi!