Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet recently published a monologue by a Muslim homosexual in Norway (here, Norwegian). In it he mentions how the Islamic Council of Norway (IRN) got involved in the topic of homosexuality and Islam.
Several months ago there was a major debate in Norway about the Muslim approach to homosexuality. The Islamic Council of Norway was harshly criticized for refusing to reject the notion of a death sentence for homosexuals. Indeed, I think it is very difficult for any believing Muslim to reject the death sentence for homosexuals, since that is the law according to Sharia in orthodox Muslim countries.
In any case, more than three months ago, the Islamic Council of Norway mollified reporters and the public debate by stating that they would turn to the European Council for Fatwa and Research and ask for a ruling on how European Muslims should approach the subject.
Three months have passed, and no reply has been published. I had turned to the Islamic Council of Norway, but received no reply there either.
I see several options:
(1) The European Fatwa Council wasn't really approached at all.
(2) The European Fatwa Council didn't make a ruling.
(3) The European Fatwa Council made a ruling nobody wants to publish.
Or it might just be that the European Fatwa Council is a figment of the imagination. In any case, I think it's time the Islamic Council of Norway updates the public.
See also: Norway: Islamic Council turns to European Fatwa Council for ruling on homosexuals, Norway: Homosexual immigrant youth fear for their lives, Norway: the story of a homosexual Muslim