Every town has Muslim leaders who speak honestly about homosexuality and Islamic law, and some who won’t.
In 2013 UK Imam Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar told Orlando mosque goers that Islam punishes homosexuality: “Death is the sentence. We know there’s nothing to be embarrassed about this. Death is the sentence.” He was invited back to speak at the mosque in April 2016.
Years before that, however, Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Imam at the Islamic Society of Orange County and former President of Muslim Brotherhood front group ISNA (Islamic Society of North America), an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land terrorism financing prosecution, said that “[b]eing gay and Muslim is a contradiction in terms. Islam is totally against homosexuality. It’s clear in the Koran and in the sayings of the prophet Mohammed.” According to Siddiqi, he is okay with countries who kill homosexuals. Which is exactly what happens in Muslim majority countries ruled by Islamic Sharia law.
Siddiqi is also the Chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA), an ISNA affiliate that grew out of the original Muslim Student Association. FCNA is considered an authoritative source on Sharia law and issues fatwahs (religious rulings) so that Muslims in the West can follow Sharia law.
FCNA, along with Al Ahzar University in Cairo (considered the preeminent teaching center of Sharia law), authenticated the English compilation of Sharia law, Reliance of the Traveller, A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law. Sharia classifies “sodomy and lesbianism” as punishable sins and says that “[i]t is even viler and uglier than adultery.” For gay men, “The Prophet said: [k]ill the one who sodomizes and the one who lets it be done to him.” p17.0
So under Sharia law, lesbians are stoned to death, and gay men are thrown off buildings or hung.
And since Sharia law is intended to be universally applicable, it mandates that capital punishment for gay men and women applies “no matter whether the person is a Muslim, non-Muslim subject of the Islamic state, or someone who has left Islam.” o12.1
FCNA quickly issued a statement condemning the Orlando jihad on gays despite Siddiqi’s earlier position inciting this violence against gays:
“[h]omosexuality is sinful and shameful… Allah says…[they] will have a grievous penalty in this life and in the Hereafter: Allah knows, and you know not.] (Al-Nur 24: 19).”
Like many of the Muslim Brotherhood affiliated organizations, FCNA has its share of members who have been arrested, deported and named as unindicted co-conspirators in connection with terrorist activities.
The National Muslim Students Association statement says the Orlando violent jihad was an act of homophobia. Of course the Orlando jihad was an act of homophobia because Sharia law condemns homosexuality. But according to Islamic Sharia law, homosexuality is not just a sin, it is a crime, punishable by death.
In Tennessee, there are also Muslim leaders that uphold Islam’s capital punishment for homosexuals.
Internationally known Memphis Imam Yasir Qadhi agrees that homosexuality is a major sin against Allah. Even worse he says, is to support something like gay marriage, because that would be “kufr” (disbelief in Allah and Muhammad) – a sin so grave that you go to hell.
Imam Qadhi says that we as a society have regressed for not continuing to negatively stigmatize homosexuals, who as a group “were punished [by Allah] the likes of which no other nation has been punished…”
As he says in another video (at 5:24) homosexuality “is a crime against Allah…”
Muslim children educated at private Islamic schools in Tennessee use a textbook which says, that “Muslims dream of establishing the power of Islam in the world” and ”that an Islamic society governed by Islamic Sharia law is best and that the way for Muslims to “become great again” is by “establishing the power of Islam in the world.” Of course, if the U.S. is ruled by Sharia law, gays would be executed.
Muslim children also learn about jihad which is “any action which is done to further the cause of Allah.”
In 2010, Nashville Islamist Awad Binhazim admitted to Vanderbilt students that Islam commands death for homosexuality, that Islam is whatever Allah (as delivered by Mohammed) decreed and that, “as a Muslim [he] does not have a choice of whether to accept or reject what Islam teaches.”
Binhazim is a founding member of the Islamic Center of Tennessee and a former board member of the Islamic Center of Nashville. In 2010 he was also the Muslim chaplain at Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt University’s Office of Chaplain and Religious Life sponsored the event where Binhazim delivered his confession about the religion of peace.
The following year, Binhazim and his fellow traveller, Daoud Abudiab, a founding member and former co-chair of Tennessee’s American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC), brought their propaganda about Islam and Muslims to a local Democrat gathering. Democrats in Tennessee energetically support gay rights, so it is doubtful that Binhazim and Abudiab shared their true beliefs about homosexuality with the crowd.
Maybe that’s why another founding member of Tennessee’s AMAC publicly mocked the gay marriage agenda. They were simply listening to what the Imam was teaching about Islamic Sharia law.
Of course, Islamists like the Muslim Brotherhood, don’t let their adherence to Sharia law get in the way of promoting the goals of political Sharia. CAIR-Michigan director sums up how they use the gay agenda politically:
A few days after the Orlando jihad, former Texas CAIR director now Tennessee AMAC spokesman, Paul Galloway, says “he’s late to the game” and now sees that it’s time for Muslims to “reach out to gays and lesbians.”
“Reach out”? How? Will Galloway deny Sharia law? Probably not. After all, politics is politics and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamists are in it for the long game.