Imams line up to condemn homosexuality in Australia

Imams line up to condemn homosexuality in Australia, by Rick Morton and Jennine Khalik.

Gay and lesbian people should be put to death or otherwise punished under sharia, according to two imams who share leadership positions with Shady Alsuleiman, the controversial sheik invited to a Ramadan dinner at Kirribilli House by Malcolm Turnbull.

The Australian National Imams Council, of which Sheik ­Alsuleiman is president, has at least three executive members who believe the only punishment for homosexuality is the death penalty, according to Islamic law. …

The Prime Minister’s decision to host a holy-month iftar dinner at Kirribilli House with Sheik ­Alsuleiman caused a political storm yesterday after The Australian ­revealed anti-gay comments made by the ANIC president.

Why is Islamic law relevant in Australia? Are these people in charge now? (By the way, are there more Muslims or Aboriginals in Australia? Will the PC crew one day be demanding something ridiculous like enshrining Islam in the constitution, perhaps?)

Responding to the media storm yesterday and Mr Turnbull’s repudiation of his comments, Sheik Alsuleiman said there was no place for homophobia in Australia and he had never called for adulterers to be stoned to death.

Sheik Alsuleiman has previously quoted Islamic law on the punishment for zina — sex outside marriage — in which he asked his followers to “remember” sharia calls for the death of those who commit adultery.

Islam is the culture from seventh century Arabia. It is brutal and nasty. Islam cannot change, and has resisted attempts to change it over the centuries, because it gets dragged back to the holy books by the fundamentalists — who feel authorized by Islam to  kill their opponents. The Qur’an is the unchallengeable word of God, dictated to Mohammed by the archangel Gabriel and not open to later re-interpretation. There is only one interpretation of Islam — Mohammed’s.

Who in Australia is responsible for allowing this group here? Now that they are here, who gives them such an influence on policy? Did the Prime Minister have dinner recently with Pauline Hanson —  no, because he wouldn’t want to give her the status and credibility. He had dinner with this lot instead. Marvelous.

Amid the furore, some Muslims have demanded Sheik Alsuleiman step down as ANIC president, ­arguing there was no scriptural basis for the death penalty or corporal punishment in Islam.

Good luck guys, but from the Islamic books are pretty clear and these punishments are widespread in the Islamic world.

UPDATE: Shut down the sheiks who incite violence by Muslims, by Janet Albrechtsen.

The departure of Sheik Farrokh Sekaleshfar from Australia on Tuesday night raises questions for us to consider. Sekaleshfar came as a guest of the Imam Husain Islamic Centre in Sydney’s Earlwood. Sekaleshfar has previously said having the death penalty for homosexuals in Islamic societies “is nothing to be embarrassed about”. …

According to the sheik, death is appropriate, indeed compassionate, to end the life of sinning homo­sexuals if they have sex in public. “You will sin less … we’ve saved you,” Sekaleshfar said.

Meanwhile opponents of political correctness are prevented from visiting Australia, or, like Geert Wilders, are prevented from actually sneaking nearly anywhere. Cool. Good to see the PC elites who run the country laying out their preferences for our future so clearly.

Ms Albrechtsen asks a good question:

How many Australians Muslims represented by these Islamic leaders support these homophobic and violent views? Cultural relativism doesn’t cut it here. As Ayaan Hirsi Ali wrote in The Wall Street Journal this week, Muslim homophobia is institutionalised by Islamic law and homosexuality is criminalised in 40 out of 57 Muslim-majority countries.

She also puts her finger on the selective enforcement that is at the heart of rule by bureaucratic elite (that is, they express their preferences by choosing who to apply the law to, which effectively abrogates the rule of law):

Section 20D of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, enacted in 1989, prohibits those who incite violence towards others on the basis of race. There has not been a single prosecution, let alone a conviction. Not even when the spiritual leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Ismail al-Wahwah, called for “jihad against the Jews”, when he called Jews a “cancerous tumour” that had to be “uprooted” and destroyed. His violent words were uploaded to YouTube, accessible to every young man with murder on his mind and hatred in his heart. …

Meanwhile, laws at the federal level haul young students into court for using words that simply hurt the feelings of a woman who worked at the Queensland University of Technology.

Again, the cultural preferences of the PC brigade are made perfectly clear. The rule of law in Australia is wilting, replaced by a rampant PC culture whose members are dictators telling the rest of us what to do.

Islamophobia epithets are routinely thrown around to enforce what has become a deadly silence.

Yep, and that’s the hallmark of politically correct enforcers.