There are five nations of the world that can carry the death penalty for homosexual acts. All five of those countries are muslim. In Afghanistan, under the Taliban, and in Iraq, under Hussein's 2001 decree, the death penalty was allowed for homosexual acts. The situation in both those nations has just recently changed due to the invasions.
Is what I just wrote, even though it is a fact, am I racist for writing it?
It was not always the case in Islamic countries. Such punishments were rarely doled out in the days of old.
Iran is the worst offender of executing homosexuals. Some 4,000 executed since the Islamic Revolution.
Saudi Arabia will execute homosexuals if they are married, or are trying to create a movement and challenge State authority. Otherwise homosexuals just get a fine, prison and/or lashes.
Interesting to note, Syria, under Assad, doesn't do anything at all to homosexuals. It's not illegal nor are homosexuals jailed, executed nor beaten under State decree. I'm sure there is some gay bashing going on, but such is not State approved. Good thing we are actively trying to root that evil dictator out, eh?