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Muslim MSP: Voters should not ‘deny others freedom’ on imams’ equal marriage call

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  1. Robert in S. Kensington 19 Apr 2012, 3:07pm

    How refreshing to hear a voice of reason. We need every religious ally we can muster, no matter their belief system. I thank Hanzala Malik for his contribution to equal civil marriage equality, every bit helps. Well done, sir!

    1. Absolutely, every religious ally we can find.

      Thats why, in this case Mr Maliks comments are very clear and well thought out.

      In the same way the Archbishop of Wales comments yesterday were tremendous.

      1. How is he an “ally”? You are so desperate and so dumb.

        1. I believe someone supporting equal marriage makes them an ally.

          You may not – that sounds dumb to me.

    2. I’m amazed. but here’s an interesting one in Saudi land

      Beginning in 2015, women will be allowed to vote in local elections.

      Its beginning to look like so many groups are becoming more progressive.

      As for the catholic church, RATZI is doing a great job of destroying it with his own insanity.

      The last bastion will be the evangelicals. the jesus freaks of the USA, like a bird flu that has spread over the world.

      1. Allowed to vote for a symbolic parliament since 2015 is progress? That is just de-medievalization.

    3. Someone said the Imam is probably not a closet case.

      Here in My USA state there is a gay marraige law. The leader of the opposition trying to undo it – well I learned today that he is a queer (sri = thats my word for fakers) who was a sports coach and tried to abuse a couple kids.

  2. I am liking Hanzalika Malik very much for his voice of reason! To hear that from a member of the Muslim community itslef is an encouraging gesture and I think him for it.

    1. Actually, he spoke in his capacity as a politician not as a muslim.

      1. No he spoke as a politician AND as a Muslim

        1. I agree with you Michelle!

      2. ken dont be silly child

      3. Thats fine. Thats what we want for gay people. NO one is suggesting that we should force the muslim religiious leadership to do gay marriages.

  3. It is so refreshing to hear that fair-minded Muslims like Hanzala Malik, Humza Yousaf and Anas Sarwar support civil marriage equality for all! That’s true leadership!

    1. You say ‘true leadership’ but I say ‘true politician’. Wait until they leave office and then ask them for their views on the ‘botched’ gay marriage proposal and hear what they say

      1. Yeah, but that’s only how it looks for you, what with you being on the losing side and all.

        1. The losing side. Ken’s side haven’t just lost, they have been humiliated.

          Its the equivalent of Chelsea 0 – Corby Town 72

      2. and I say Ken is a ‘true demented bigot’.

        1. Robert in S. Kensington 19 Apr 2012, 5:36pm

          Probably a self-loathing closet case. Otherwise, why would any well-adjusted straight male bother posting on a gay website? Makes NO sense. He’s sick, very sick.

      3. @Ken

        It won’t matter what the politicians say when they leave office. By that time they’ll have already voted for marriage equality and it’ll be on the statute books.

      4. Aiden and Ken are alike in making these portentous prophecies – “equal marriage will never happen” etc. Suggests a delusional association with Old Testament prophets – maybe we should call them Sybil.

  4. I call on the muslim community in the UK to abandon their absurd cult.

    Allah and Mohammed are fictional.

    belief in fictional characters is a sign of mental illness.

    Just saying.

    1. who are you to tell others what to believe in?

    2. Don’t you love it when people who know nothing spout rubbish, Allah is the Arabic word meanin god. The same one Christians pray to. Plain and simple.

      No I’m not Muslim but have Muslim friends and the bigotry they get is no different to what we get from the same group of people.

      1. Dr Robin Guthrie 20 Apr 2012, 3:05am

        Perhaps if people simply took a grip of their own existances having been born onto this planet and ignored the neverending dogma the religious leaders say.

        Everything every bible has ever said has been disproved.

        Religious leaders live in riches. Millions live in poverty.

        That is not what Islam or Christianity states.

  5. Muslim double-speak. Islam is the most horrific and duplicitous dogma ever created for humanity, and it has no soft side, no matter how many patsies give comments like this the thumbs-down.

  6. Why do some people see the label Muslim and disregard everything after that?

    Change the word Muslim for black, gay or female – and is that not bigotry?

    So when Mr Malik says “The Muslim community expects others to give us freedom so why would we deny it to others?” and his support of same sex civil marriage – I believe him. I welcome his comments, I believe it shows courage and leadership.

    Why do some people who themselves suffer victimisation and discrimination feel its acceptable to discriminate against others (and it goes BOTH ways). Mr Malik is trying to build bridges.

    People complain Muslim people are not speaking out in support of LGBT rights – and then they do, and they ridicule it. Its ridiculous, callous and disingenuous.

    1. Well said.

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