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Peter Tatchell praises Muslim MPs for supporting equal marriage and blasts anti-gay fatwas

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  1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 18 Feb 2013, 6:28pm

    Peter Tatchell !- What you write here, is beautiful music in my ears. A warm and friendly coexistence between gay and lesbian muslims and “all the others” ( me included ) would be a kind of “heaven” for me. ( Warm hug from Norway! )

  2. I agree . . .

    . . . and we should also congratulate those of other faiths who voted for equality . . .

  3. The clerics issue fatwas and by doing so bring Islam into further disrepute, and not just with the LGBT community but with other sectors of society who don’t need much of a pretext to attack this religion.

  4. does tatchell get beard rash on his ass when he sits on the faces of Muslim clerics?

  5. Muslim MPs who voted for marriage equality deserve to be praised. I don’t know any Muslim people. Much of the media would have me believe that they are all extremists, because the media tends to show only the extremist side. Of course not all are extremists, just as all people in Northern Ireland were not extremist during the ‘Troubles’ when all that was shown in the media was terrorism. Muslims couldn’t all be the same, just as gay people are not all the same. I am guessing though, that the extremist Muslims try to assert influence over all Muslims and many who are not extremists are afraid to speak out. That’s why those Muslim MPs who voted for marriage equality deserve particular praise for refusing to bow to voices trying to direct them. If only the same could be said for those MPs of Christian faiths who bowed to extremist voices in their own religions by voting against equality, especially those MPs in the Labour and Lib-Dem parties who we thought we could rely upon.

    1. de Villiers 18 Feb 2013, 10:16pm

      I know many French muslims who are all liberal.

    2. “The most detailed opinion survey of British Muslims was carried out by Gallup. In their extensive polling, they found literally no British Muslims who would say homosexuality is “morally acceptable.” Every one of the Muslims they polled objected to it. Even more worryingly, younger Muslims had more stridently anti-gay views than older Muslims.”
      Johann Hari writing for the Richard Dawkins Foundation

      “Not a single British Muslim said homosexuality was morally acceptable, compared to 58 per cent of the general public who believed it was”
      The Independent

      1. The result of that Gallup survey is frightening! Yet, it doesn’t reflect the views of the Muslim MPs who voted for marriage equality. If not a single British Muslim believes homosexuality to be “morally acceptable”, then the pro-equality Muslim MPs are particularly brave and particularly deserve praise. Even though the Gallup survey contradicts me, I find it very difficult to believe that ALL Muslims outside the House of Commons are anti-gay. For a start, there are gay Muslims. And why would the views of Muslim MPs be so different from Muslims amongst the general public? Homosexuality may be ‘morally unacceptable’ within Muslim communities, but perhaps there is a belief amongst Muslim individuals that human rights and equality are important. Certainly, there are Muslim MPs who believe so.

  6. Didn’t a Tory MP (Burrowes) say after the vote for SSM that the “battle” had been lost but the “war” was not over. I’m not quite sure using over the top and bloody words like “war” and “battle” are very appropriate as well.Yet he doesn’t get criticised,

    I must admit the Muslims do get a lot of stick from the media yet when the Catholc bishops use over the top language about SSM then it’s simply regarded as “religious” belief. There is definitely double standards going on here. They may not be calling for fatwas in the Catholic church but their language is pretty provacative.

    I was quite pleased to see that only 1 Mulsim MP voted against SSM and that 60% of the catholic mps voted for it. Considering we were all being told that all “religious” people were against SSM it didn’t show in the vote.

  7. “The ban on same-sex marriage is discrimination. Discrimination is not an Islamic value”
    Good luck with that, Peter.

    Mufti sounds like a name you would give to your Chihuahua.

    1. I have a Chihuahua and I’ve also been to Chihuahua meet ups… I have never heard of a Chihuahua called Mufti… but I agree it would be a good name…lol!

  8. Iftikhar Ahmad 19 Feb 2013, 12:02pm

    It is not his fault. He is the product of British education which makes a man stupid. His schooling has made him notoriously monolingual Brit. I am sure he is unable to speak, read and write Urdu language and is unable to enjoy the beauty of Urdu literature and poetry. He finds himself cut off from his cultural heritage. I am sure he can recite the Holy Quran without understanding. Thanks to local Imam who has forced him to do so during his childhood.

    What do you expect from such a Muslim?

    Muslim schools are not only faith schools; they are more or less bilingual schools. Bilingual Muslim children need to learn and be well versed in Standard English to follow the National Curriculum and go for higher studies and research to serve humanity.All Muslim children will learn and be well versed in Standard English and Quranic Arabic and at the same time they will learn and be well versed in one of the community language to keep in touch with their cultural roots and enjoy its beauty.

  9. George Broadhead 20 Feb 2013, 5:33pm

    Cal reported:

    “The most detailed opinion survey of British Muslims was carried out by Gallup. In their extensive polling, they found literally no British Muslims who would say homosexuality is “morally acceptable.” Every one of the Muslims they polled objected to it. Even more worryingly, younger Muslims had more stridently anti-gay views than older Muslims.”

    Not a single British Muslim said homosexuality was morally acceptable, compared to 58 per cent of the general public who believed it was”

    This is surely highly significant and should be noted by those who present a contrary view.

  10. But the sad fact is discrimination is part of the Islamic faith , o yes it would be so lovely if it wore not so but it ain’t and if P.Tatchell was not so blinded by how he would like it to be , then may be he would see it for how it is in the real world .

  11. After watching executions and torture of gays in Islamic countries on youtube last night its plain to see Tatchell is clutching at straws here in a left wing inspired fantasy world. Islam cannot be changed, its core texts are unchangeable and they lead to Sharia and extermination of gays under Islamic law.

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