July 26, 2017

London police ask ex-Muslims at Pride parade to remove “Allah is gay” sign but allow “Jesus is gay” sign to stay

StaffRebel Columnist

Last week, during London’s Pride parade, members of Britain’s Council of Ex-Muslims were asked by police to lower signs that read “Allah is gay” while completely ignoring signs saying “Jesus is gay”.

CNS News reports that in addition, signs that read “God is Gay”, “Jesus had two fathers” and numerous others mocking the church attracted no complaints by police. Yet, police attempted to remove signs saying “Allah is gay” for cause offense.

Maryam Namazie, the spokeswoman for CEMB wrote on her Facebook page, “Had some back and forth about 'Allah is Gay' placard at the start. Police said many complaints about it being 'offensive' (though no one offended by 'Jesus is Gay') before we even headed out but eventually we managed to march with all our banners intact.”

The backlash was swift from the religion of peace. One angry commented by someone named Amir Siddiqui's read, “Homosexuals will go to Hell. They will be punished not just in the hereafter but their punishment will start from the very day they supported or accepted homosexuality.”

Ironically, the East London Mosque had the audacity to file a formal complaint against Britain’s Council of Ex-Muslims for “inciting hatred towards Muslims”. As CNSNews reports, some banners read “ex-Muslim and proud,” “f--k Islamic homophobia,” and “Islamophobia is an oxymoron.”

Salman Farsi, a spokesman for the East London Mosque said his mosque's decision to file a complaint against CEMB was based on the belief the sign constituted a threat.

“We’ve raised a complaint with the co-chairs of the event [London Pride] that the group [CEMB] was inciting hatred against Muslims, and in particular to our good name, based on absolutely groundless reasons,” he told the Evening Standard.

“Our religion doesn’t promote hatred or homophobia. Yes, there might be theological topics dealing with homosexuality in Islam, but that’s clearly very separate from promoting hatred and homophobia,” he added.

Namazie countered the Imam's comments with a post on the ex-Muslim website saying, “...the East London mosque is merely using double-speak. Their supposed “track record for challenging homophobia” only seems to extend to white gay men in East London and never to Muslim and ex-Muslim LGBT or LGBT persecuted outside of Britain in countries under Sharia.”

She went on to explain that “the mosque is part and parcel of the Islamist movement. The East London Mosque (and its affiliate, the London Muslim Centre) share the ideology of the Jamaat-e-Islami – the Salafis of South Asia so their promotion of an Islamist worldview that imposes the death penalty for homosexuality, apostasy and blasphemy is business as usual.

Why are we inciting hatred by exposing their incitement to murder?”

A spokesman for London Pride commented on the issue stating, “While our parade has always been a home to protest, which often means conflicting points of view, Pride must always be a movement of acceptance, diversity and unity. We will not tolerate Islamophobia.”

Because heaven forbid Islam be fair game, just like Christianity is. The double standards are appalling.

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commented 2017-07-26 15:11:09 -0400
In the Old Testament (the covenant with the Jews) the book of Leviticus chapter 20 paragraph 13 states that a man should not lie with another man as he would lie with a woman..
Penalty for that was death..
With the coming of Christ he brought with him the New Testament and the covenant with the Gentiles.
When he gave his life for our sins in sacrifice at Calvary the Old Testament was still a reference not only for history but for lessons as well.. However… Christ encouraged sinners to leave their sins behind and repent for if they did so forgiveness would be granted to them.
The Old Testament pointed out very clearly what were sins and through the encouragement and the sacrifice of Christ to follow him and one didn’t need to be put to death for their sinful actions but only to repent them and not practice that behavior anymore.
In the book of St. Mark in the New Testament you will find the unforgivable sin not punishable by death in this life but damnation in the next..
Christ came to save mankind not to pass judgment or to murder… But he did say you could defend yourself against the godless who would murder and bind you.!
The sins of the old testament still stand but Christ gave you a way out… Islam is the book of murder subjection and binding.!!
commented 2017-07-26 15:08:15 -0400
All Muslims are Gay, it starts when their Fathers have sex with them, at about six year old.
commented 2017-07-26 14:51:50 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,762 Attacks, 217,847 Killed, 299,065 Injured that we know of

“Christians are the worst part of Canadian Society”, Justin Trudeau, Debate Post, March 28, 2017
commented 2017-07-26 14:29:49 -0400
Liza..
Allah dictates and the hajjis follow..
They’re all queer and violent and the evil they worship is not the eternal god of Abraham Isaac and Jacob.!
commented 2017-07-26 13:58:10 -0400
achk! correction.

should read, “how can it be that Islam is the only religion people are NOT allowed to insult.”
commented 2017-07-26 13:53:49 -0400
I don’t know about Allah, but Mohammad certainly was.
How about Mohammad? Is a ‘Mo is gay’ sign acceptable? How can it be that Islam is the only religion people are allowed to insult?
commented 2017-07-26 13:52:35 -0400
Flat Earth – that is exactly what I was thinking! Pay back is coming, and I think sooner rather than later.
commented 2017-07-26 13:29:18 -0400
Allah is gay and a pedophile and a sodomite.!!
However… Mock the son of God at your own peril.!!
commented 2017-07-26 13:03:21 -0400
Police forces in Britain and elsewhere in the West have totally submitted to Sharia law.
commented 2017-07-26 13:01:17 -0400
CEMB moving forward need to carry placards which quote the specific chapters and verses in Islamic texts which call for the death of homosexuals. The mosque who raised the complaint will have a hard time next year claiming “Our religion doesn’t promote hatred or homophobia.”

Organizers of the parade need to educate themselves re: Islam’s hatred toward homosexuals and allow the CEMB to speak out. Turning them away is not the answer.