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Gay Muslim Activist calls for investigation re U. of Manchester Students' Union meeting remarks
Omar Kuddus tells Gay Star News police action is called for re a student union meeting chariperson who told students gays should be stoned; Meeting was secretly filmed.
Gay Star News has run a piece on an extremist Muslim in the UK who has told Manchester students that it would be fitting for gay males to be stoned to death for kissing.
'Kill gays for kissing’ extremist Muslim tells Manchester students
From the Gay Star News article:
"A Manchester student has secretly filmed an extremist Muslim saying gays should be executed.
Middle East studies student Colin Cortbus was attending a meeting at the University of Manchester’s Students’ Union on 13 February.
The city in north-west England is famous for its cultural diversity, big student population and thriving LGBT community.
He asked others at the event, organized by the Global Aspirations of Women student group, whether God would agree to gay men being stoned to death. He was told he would.
He asked if ‘in the Islamic society in which you strive for’ they would ‘feel comfortable, personally and morally, to kill a gay man?’
The chair of the meeting said: ‘Absolutely.’
She said even two gay men kissing outside the Students’ Union building would be justification for the death penalty.
And if gay men were executed: ‘I wouldn’t feel remorse for that. No offence to you.’
She added: ‘It is an atrocity. In an Islamic society your basis for life is obedience to God. [Two gay people kissing] it goes against what God says.’"
The video footage can be found at the article link on the Gay Star News website.
Omar Kuddus reacted strongly. Speaking with Gay Star News, where he is a frequent contributor, he said:
‘Having viewed the video the question what I must ask is if they have actually read the Koran?
‘Their comments are un-Islamic and have no foundation in my religion. I can only assume they have been indoctrinated by fundamentalist extremists and imams who would like their own interpretation of my religion taken as gospel.
'As I pointed out numerous times, even on GSN, Islam does not condemn homosexuality in the Koran. As such their views are no more than going against Islam.
‘I hope the British police take action against their comments as inciting hate crime, that liberal Muslims stand up and demand justice and the university ban the group as their comments and actions go against British and Sharia law. In 2013 such comments are unacceptable and have consequences in law.’
Page Updated Last on: Feb 19, 2013