21% rise in gay hate crimes in Muslim area of London

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From The Guardian:

Ban homophobic clerics from mosques, gay rights campaigners urge

Activists call upon London mosque leaders to stop allowing their premises to be used to ‘promote gay-hate campaigns’

  • Riazat Butt, religious affairs correspondent
  • guardian.co.uk, Thursday 9 June 2011 18.05 BST
  • Article history
  • East London Mosque
    The East London Mosque said: ‘Any speaker who is believed to have said something homophobic will not be allowed to use our premises’. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian

    Gay rights campaigners have urged mosque leaders in east London to ban homophobic clerics from using their premises, following a 21% rise in gay hate crime in the area.

    Activists, including journalist Julie Bindel and Pride trustee Colm Howard-Lloyd, said some preachers at the East London Mosque and the London Muslim Centre had “created an atmosphere in which hate is socially acceptable; they have spread a message in which maiming and violence is the most dutiful, honourable, devout thing to do”.

    Their concerns follow the £100 fine given to Mohammed Hasnath, who put up “Gay-Free Zone” stickers in the area; the case of Oliver Hemsley, who was paralysed from the neck down in August 2008 following a vicious attack; and Metropolitan police figures showing that gay hate crime had risen in the borough of Tower Hamlets – where the mosque and adjoining centre are located – from 67 attacks to 81 in a year.

    In a statement, the campaigners said that while the East London Mosque and the London Muslim Centre had distanced themselves from the sticker campaign, they had “hosted numerous hate preachers who have promoted the most vicious homophobia imaginable over the years”.

    “The East London Mosque claims to have no responsibility over those who speak there. The East London Mosque also claims to be opposed to the ‘gay-free zone’ campaign and homophobia. We demand that the East London Mosque live up to its stated word, take ownership of its platform and stop allowing its premises to be used to promote gay-hate campaigns.”

    Salman Farsi, from the mosque, said booking procedures had been tightened since last year.

    “Any speaker who is believed to have said something homophobic will not be allowed to use our premises, whether that is us organising an event or someone else. As for the condemnation of homophobia, our director has gone on the record on this.

    “I can see where the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is coming from. That £100 fine was a slap on the wrist. One of the things that needs to be noted is that there are a small number of extremists in our community that are stirring things up. We have done as much as we possibly can. The LGBT community need to take that in good faith.”

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10 Replies to “21% rise in gay hate crimes in Muslim area of London”

  1. “Any speaker who is believed to have said something homophobic will not be allowed to use our premises, whether that is us organising an event or someone else. As for the condemnation of homophobia, our director has gone on the record on this.

    And I’ve got a bridge to sell you… Over the Arabian sea.

  2. If booking procedures have been tightened over the past year, why the spike in attacks? If I allowed someone into my home and then claimed not to know what they were doing or saying, that would make me either an idiot or a liar.

  3. If this homophobia continues then demos outside the mosque on a weekly basis after friday so called prayers.

  4. The Gay activists are now discovering how the Moslems are going to pay them back for their attacks on Israel, I support all of the suggestions but don’t think they will work. The Moslems are the newest of the protected “minorities” and thus have more rights then the other protected “minorities”.

  5. The point is the darling that the left chooses becomes the darling of choice. The muzzies are that wonderful creature: “victims” of evil westerners, but bold and daring to destroy anything they can lay their hands on. What a wonderful combination. The gays do not have it. They are certainly victims of homophobia but they do not have the violence that the lefties need to bring down the west. They only tick one of the boxes. Muzzies have both. Hence the love of the muzzies shows no sign of abating. The only hope is for a muzzie to go and behead someone like George Galloway. This would have the lefties wake up with nightmares. This will happen anyway but if the muzzies get their axes sharpened and just take out a leading leftie that would the end of the love affair. The party continues do to the violence as yet being not directed at the leftie useful idiots. The useful idiot role is what they muzzies need and the lefties need the violence directed at western society. Change the direction of the violence and the love affair dies. It may of course be a good idea for someone from the counter jihad just to go ahead and do the beheading of George Galloway in order to get the ball rolling.

  6. Useful idiots like Galloway are a major obstacle. Removing the obstacle by the muzzies means he has to be an obstacle for the muzzies. As yet he remains their most useful of useful idiots. If the muzzies do not kill him when the civil war between the muzzies and the british start then he will have to be made a showpiece death to strike fear into the hearts of the imperialist arab cube worshippers. Horrible times ahead. I just hope that a peaceful solution to the mess could have been found but in reality the nightmare scenario will be upon us soon.

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