Gay Muslim films secret pilgrimage in ‘A Sinner in Mecca’

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A pilgrim at the Kaaba in Mecca prays alone amongst a sea of the faithful. He sits in the traditional Islamic posture. Photo courtesy of Haram Films, 2015

A pilgrim at the Kaaba in Mecca prays alone amongst a sea of the faithful. He sits in the traditional Islamic posture. Photo courtesy of Haram Films, 2015

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NEW YORK (RNS) Authorities in Mecca prohibit camera use at holy sites. Openly gay men are subject to the death penalty. But none of that deterred Parvez Sharma.