A USA-based Muslim preacher (probably a close friend of Barack Obama - most of them are) who has allegedly called for gay, lesbian and bisexual people to suffer the death penalty has been allowed to enter the UK to lecture on Islamic religious philosophy. It is rather ironic that those left wing political activists who have been screaming about Donald Trump's politically incorrect comment and have vociferously campaigned in support of gay rights issues have not raised a murmur of protest. Obviously on the scale of right-onness Muslim beats gay at the moment.
Mr Sodagar appeared in an online video recorded in 2010 in which he details ways in which gay people can be ‘punished’ for their sexuality, including being beheaded or thrown off a cliff. Footage shows him apparently telling an audience: “If there’s homosexual men, the punishment is one of five things. One, the easiest one maybe, is cut their head off, that’s the easiest. The second is, burn them to death. Third, throw them off a cliff. Fourth, tear down the wall on them so they die. Fifth, a combination of the above.
“We have a hadith on that. Now, whether someone’s going to accept that, that’s up to the jurists to read that and understand. There’s definitely some of those apply… maybe the combination [fifth option]. These are things which are there.”
LGBT rights activist groups called on the Home Office to revoke Mr Sodagar’s visa. A spokesperson said: ““The Home Office was wrong to grant him a visa and should now revoke it. The cleric should be ordered out of the country.In a free society, Hamza Sodagar has a right to believe that homosexuality is sinful but not to preach about ways to kill lesbians and gay men. Many people with far less extreme views, who have never advocated violence, have been banned from entering the UK. Calling for death to LGBT people crosses a red line."
The gays are right here, it's time left wing political activists got their heads straight. They tried to ban Dutch MP Geert Wilders from entering Britain, though he merely calls for immigration control, and now they want to exclude The President Of The United States (for enacting immigration controls) but they are quite happy to accommodate an extremist who calls for members of a minority to be murdered.
Sodegar's lectures are being facilitated by the Ahlulbayt Islamic Mission at the Islamic Republic Of Iran School in London. Literature advertising the lecture series has been posted on the group's website and Twitter feed. A spokesman for the group hosting Mr Sodagar has defended the lecture series, saying his comments on gay men have been deliberately misinterpreted by right-wing media.
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