University shocked when Muslim espouses Islam’s view of homosexuals

For all that is accused of Christians and Christianity about their view on homosexuality, the political left and academia almost universally ignore what the religion of peace has to say about it.  In nations run by Muslims with heavy Islamic foundations for their rule of law, homosexuality is considered a crime punishable by death in many cases.  For the life of me I can’t figure out why the political left continues to give Islam a pass while Christianity doesn’t, well, I’m pretty sure it has to do with the knowledge that criticizing Islam brings swift and brutal violence.  Despite the obvious overlooking of Islam’s brutality toward homosexuals, you’d at least think the left wouldn’t be surprised when they hear an unfiltered Muslim opinion on homosexuality.

(The Cornell Daily Sun) — When Muslim students and community members sat down for Friday prayer on Feb. 15 in Anabel Taylor Hall, they sought spiritual peace and a sense of solidarity with fellow Muslims.

What they encountered, however, was a sermon laden with homophobic slurs, according to attendees.

“Not all homosexuals are pedophiles, but all pedophiles are homosexuals,” the individual said, according to Ihsan Kabir ’14, president of the Committee for the Advancement of Muslim Culture.

The individual  — who was previously a University employee — then shouted remarks targeting the LGBTQ community, criticizing President Barack Obama for “being too liberal” in his acceptance of homosexuality.

“Homosexuals are freaks and queers who want a pink earth,” the individual said, according to Kabir.

Not only did the individual target the LGBTQ community, but he also criticized how some Muslim women take off their hijab, or head scarf, after praying, according to Kabir.

“Women are dressing like men, but are naked at the same time,” the speaker said.

The sermon, or khutba — which is delivered every week by a different community member — was given that week by an individual some students say has delivered inflammatory speeches in the past.

Although Sana Siddiqui ’13, president of MECA, was not present at the sermon, she said the events of the prayer service left her and fellow students shocked and upset.

“My reaction upon hearing about the speech was the same as the reaction of the students who told me about it — just absolute horror,” she said. “I didn’t see this coming and was shocked and disgusted to hear that something to hateful had happened.”

Sanya Hashmi ’14 said the sermon left people uneasy, and “no one quite knew what to do.”

“I ended up staying in order to hear all that he had to say, but the anger caused by this individual’s words ruined my prayer that day,” Hashmi said. “I must stress that it was the overall message of the speech that greatly offended me, as those ideas of hatred had no place at Friday prayer.”

In an open letter distributed on Feb. 20 that was signed by 46 students and community members as of Sunday, Adam Abboud ’14 also expressed distress at the incident.

“As a Muslim and a firm believer in the teachings of Islam and its premise of justice and social equity, I am absolutely disgusted by such behavior,” Abboud said.

I guess the pass given to Islam shouldn’t surprise me.  The political left is just as willfully blind to the way Islam and Muslims treat women.  Women who are suspected of shaming their family’s name are beaten, maimed, or killed with the approval of their societies and even their own family.  But trying to prevent mothers from killing their pre-born children is somehow a war on women.

Comments

  1. mike and brandy says:

    they ignore islam’s morals because to attack them might be too dangerous. some more extreme muslims actually blow things up and kill people, have you heard?
    but mainly, i think christianity and christians are the whipping post of choice for most liberal/socialist demagogues. they just hate Christ above all others. just like Jesus said they would.
    mike

  2. In case you truly have never seen it made clear:

    Progressive types are universally opposed to any religion imposing restrictions upon people by force of law based upon gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation. It doesn’t matter to us if those trying to impose legal restrictions are Christian fundamentalists or Muslim fundamentalists, we are opposed to all such infringements upon human liberty and dignity.

    Now you know.

    ~Dan Trabue (your log in procedure is not letting me put my name down for some reason…)

  3. In case you truly have never seen it made clear:

    Progressive types are universally opposed to any religion imposing restrictions upon people by force of law based upon gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation. It doesn’t matter to us if those trying to impose legal restrictions are Christian fundamentalists or Muslim fundamentalists, we are opposed to all such infringements upon human liberty and dignity.

    Now you know.

    ~Dan Trabue

  4. Silence, dismissal with a heavy does of condescension and vitriol on the side.

  5. Unfortunately, there are many injustices being done against gay folk. Just because every progressive person does not actively condemn each act of oppression or injustice done against gay folk does not mean that we are being silent.

    By that measure, you are being silent on a whole host of oppression. Where are the conservative voices expressing outrage for the laws against being gay in Africa? Does that mean you endorse, for instance, the sending of gay folk to jail as they do in places in Africa (including some “christian” gov’t’s)?

    Do you want to be held to your own standard?

    I would suggest that you can offer zero proof that any serious progressives are dismissing oppression done by fundamentalist muslims. Perhaps you’d be more believable if you backed off that false claim?

    • Dan

      We’ve been over this before. It’s a matter of near universal silence from the left on the way women and gays are treated in Islamic countries. No Democrat politician that I know of has spoken up, nor anyone of any well-known status.

      Are you suggesting I provide citations where Progressives have been silent? (smh) Sure, here you go:

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      Are these enough examples, or should I provide more. I’ve got thousands.

  6. Indeed. I’m a regular reader of my local newspaper and several on-line sources, but to date, cannot recall a leading progressive spend any time on “gay oppression” in Africa. And while we can likely agree that there are good ways and bad ways to represent a cultural ideal in civil law, I am far more concerned with my own state and nation attempting to codify a disordered attraction and the behavior that is a manifestation of it. The law teaches and homosexual-enabling laws teach lies as truth and immoral behavior as good. Before Lawrence v Texas, the law was teaching truth and morality. And while I would not really like to see that decision overturned, the ramifications of that decision is increasing the speed of our national moral decline.

    It would be difficult to find that there exists a large percentage of right-wingers who would find the type of speech of this muslim laudable. But to the progressive mind, there is little difference between what he said and what the righteous Christian says regarding the self-evident disorder or same sex attraction and the blatant sinfulness of engaging in homosexual sex. The progressive treats them both as identical because of the lie they defend they can do no other.

  7. Ahh, the gay oppression in Africa canard. Isn’t that just one more example of the Eurocentrism and feigned “moral superiority” the left so often demonstrates? Really, how can those backward primitive Africans possibly be as enlightened as we western tolerant progressives? Why should we not make allowances for tolerating cultural differences? Why should those folks be denied the choice to pursue or develop their own unique culture?

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  1. […] University shocked when Muslim espouses Islam’s view of homosexuals – they assumed that their enemy’s (Christianity) enemy (Islam) would be their friend.  Not so.  I think they are just afraid of criticizing Islam, so they go for the safe target, Christianity – even though we’ve done more to elevate women than any other worldview. […]

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