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Hate Crime complaint filed with police over University of Manchester incident (UK)
Gay Muslim global LGBT rights advocate Omar Kuddus has filed a hate crime report online over a chairperson's remarks during a students' union meeting at the University
(‘Kill gays for kissing’ extremist Muslim tells Manchester students :
Now global gay rights advocate and Muslim, Omar Kuddus, has filed a complaint with the Manchester police. Kuddus used the Greater Manchester Police's online format to do so.
Asked last night why it was that there was no action taken by police, Kuddus said:
" I have just raised this question with Manchester Police and also filed a hate crime report, as under British law as it was indirectly aimed at me, as a gay man,in my eyes it is a hate crime and as such I can ask for to be investigated as such, on my behalf as the "victim".
From Kuddus' online complaint to Manchester police:
“At the event, organized by the Global Aspirations of Women student group, At Manchester Student Union it was stated that gay men should be stoned to death ‘Absolutely.’
And if gay men were executed: ‘I wouldn’t feel remorse for that" was the reply given by the chair and ‘It is an atrocity" as the justification to the response to gay men kissing.”
“It advocates that homosexuals should be killed, stoned to death. As a Gay Muslim it is indirectly advocating that I should be killed and as hate speech is against British law, I perceive the comments as such.
As Islam does not condemn homosexuality in the Koran, their views are no more than going against Islam and actions go against British and Sharia law.
In 2013 such comments are unacceptable and have consequences in law and as I perceive it to be a hate crime I request that it is investigated as such.”
From a Gay Star News piece authored by Kuddus, dated Feb. 21:
(Uni should take urgent action against anti-gayMuslim extremists
"The chair of the meeting even said if two gay men were to be seen kissing outside the Students’ Union building would be justification for the death penalty, calling homosexuality an ‘atrocity’
Cortbus told them other Muslims wouldn’t share such extreme views but were told ‘a lot of people would’.
The question I would like to put to the Global Aspirations of Women group is exactly who these ‘lot of people’ are?
It is totally unacceptable that such extremist views advocating violence, and hatred towards homosexuals are allowed or even exist in modern Britain. Especially when it is falsely made in the name of my religion, Islam, which in its true form, as expressed in the Koran, promotes peace and acceptance.
My views on Islam and homosexuality are well documented on GSN and elsewhere in the media. Put simply homosexuality is not sinful for Muslims.
The meeting’s chair stated gay relationships do not lead to ‘social cohesion’. But I believe Islam should welcome the love gay and lesbian couples share with each other and allow them to have nikahs, traditional marriage contracts. There’s no reference in the Koran stating that should not be allowed.
To be clear to these fanatics, homosexuality is not a sin in the Koran. And during the times of the first Caliphs, no sahabi (companion) of Muhammad could quote a saying or decision relating to those engaging in ‘liwat’ or ‘lutiyya’.
Have the Global Aspirations of Women members and chair 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."