The dictionary says it’s an act of copulation with a member of the same sex [I’m ignoring the definition where a member of the opposite sex is involved].
If that is the case, the following questions probably beg to be asked:
(1) Is/was Anwar Ibrahim a sodomist?
(2) Did Anwar Ibrahim sodomize Saiful Bukhari Azlan?
(3) Will Anwar Ibrahim receive a fair trial?
On the first question, personally I don’t give two hoots. So what if he is a sodomist!
And quite frankly I don't know ... I haven't bothered to ferret out the information, though from reading the various Malaysiakini articles surrounding this issue, I do have a few questions that I could ask but won't bother to ...
But no doubt the Muslim community sees it differently, and hence we see the issue going before the Malaysian court.
On the second question, Saiful claimed he was ... by Anwar, though there is no medical evidence thus far to support that. But the prosecution claimed he has DNA swab taken from Saiful's anus to prove the bloke was sodomized.
It would be interesting to find out when that DNA swab was taken, and who it belongs to?
We could, also from Saiful’s lodging of the police report, assume the alleged act of sodomy was non-consensual.
On the third question, I regret to say Anwar Ibrahim is unlikely to receive a fair trial. We have a f* gunny sack full of government toadies (not frogs this time), right from the police to the judiciary, with many others in a number of government institutions in between, who lack integrity and professional ethics to conduct their duties impartially, without fear or favour.
Anwar Ibrahim is as good as ‘guilty’.
Much as I personally dislike Anwar Ibrahim, I find the odds stacked against him not only very disturbing but insidiously evil.
Of course it's all political. Yes, I have to say this time it’s a political frameup [I have to admit I didn’t bother to follow Sodomy I as then I wasn’t interested].
I do not see the need for UMNO to conduct this act of overkill to get rid of Anwar politically.If Anwar is found guilty, as I predict he will be, the Malaysian body politic, especially for the Malays, will be fatally poisoned.
UMNO leaders who have been pulling all the strings on Sodomy II should think carefully. There’s still time to have one of the few honest judges preside over the trial. That would be a face-saving retreat from what everyone knows is an evil frameup.