Screen grab of Bilal Philips
CALGARY – The controversial Muslim preacher who says homosexuals are evil and advocates for their death is set to speak at an upcoming event in Calgary.
Dr. Bilal Philips, a Canadian-born Muslim preacher with reputed links to terrorists who’s been ousted from several countries, is to be a speaker at the Power of Unity Conference.
The event, being held by the Muslim Council of Calgary June 29 to July 1, aims to celebrate multiculturalism and more than a half-century of Islam in Canada.
Pride Calgary spokesman Doug Hass is disappointed Philips, on a roster alongside nearly two dozen speakers, is invited to spread his “hatred” here.
Saying the organization isn’t planning any protests, Hass wouldn’t be surprised if some people show up to voice their opinion at the event.
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Bilal Philips is on the record as saying all male homosexuals should face the “punishment for deviant behaviour . . . which is death”
A man who has repeatedly said homosexuals should be executed is the top speaker at a Calgary conference taking place on the Canada Day long weekend.
The ironically named conference – The Power of Unity: Islam in a MultiCultural Canada – is headlining Bilal Philips, who goes far beyond saying what many religious leaders believe about homosexuality being a sin. Philips, who has been barred from travelling to Germany, is on the record as saying all male homosexuals should face the “punishment for deviant behaviour . . . which is death.”
You can check him out on YouTube.
But Philips, who was born in Jamaica and raised in Ontario, where he converted to Islam, is not the only controversial speaker – not by a long shot. There’s a whole raft of them speaking at the Muslim Council of Calgary event.