Skip to comments.Police Ask Ex-Muslims to Pull ‘Allah Is Gay’ Sign, But Allow ‘Jesus Is Gay’ to Stay (Londonstan)
Posted on 07/26/2017 9:37:40 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
During Londons Pride parade last week, members of Britains Council of Ex-Muslims (CEMB) were asked by police to lower their banners that read Allah is Gay, while other signs saying Jesus is Gay attracted no such concern.
Pride is full of placards saying God is Gay, Jesus had two fathers, as well as those mocking the church and priests and pope, yet CEMB members hold signs saying Allah is Gay as we did and the police converge to attempt to remove them for causing offence, a statement on the CEMBs website says.
Fear and misunderstanding caused the controversy, CEMB says in its statement:
The only reasons our signs are seen to be provocative are because criticism of Islam is deemed to be impermissible, because there is the constant threat of violence by Islamists against ex-Muslims but also dissenting Muslims and others in order to silence and censor, and because criticism of Islam and Islamism is erroneously conflated with an attack on Muslims. In response to the groups signs, the East London Mosque filed a formal complaint against Britains Council of Ex-Muslims, claiming that the group was inciting hatred towards Muslims. The organization held multiple signs condemning Islam for its stance on LGBT rights. Some banners read ex-Muslim and proud, f--k Islamic homophobia, and Islamophobia is an oxymoron.
Salman Farsi, a spokesman for the East London Mosque, told Britains Evening Standard his mosques decision to file a complaint against CEMB was based on the belief the sign constituted a threat:
Weve raised a complaint with the co-chairs of the event [London Pride] that the group [CEMB] was inciting hatred against Muslims, and in particular to our good name, based on absolutely groundless reasons.
Our religion doesnt promote hatred or homophobia. Yes, there might be theological topics dealing with homosexuality in Islam, but thats clearly very separate from promoting hatred and homophobia. Maryam Namazie, the spokeswoman for CEMB and an Iranian secularist, noted on her Facebook page the stark contrast between the response to the different banners and signs at London Pride:
Had some back and forth about 'Allah is Gay' placard at the start. Police said many complaints about it being 'offensive' (though no one offended by 'Jesus is Gay') before we even headed out but eventually we managed to march with all our banners intact. While Namazie and CEMB say the intent of their signs was to protest Islamic views on homosexuality, not Islam itself, London Pride said they will evaluate whether CEMB will be allowed to participate in next years event.
"If anyone taking part in our parade makes someone feel ostracised, discriminated against or humiliated, then they are undermining and breaking the very principles on which we exist. Our code of conduct is very clear on this matter, said a spokesman for London Pride:
"While our parade has always been a home to protest, which often means conflicting points of view, Pride must always be a movement of acceptance, diversity and unity. We will not tolerate Islamophobia.
It is what it is my friends. Is London lost? I would think so. Where is their Donald Trump?
The only reasons are because criticism of Islam is deemed to be impermissible, because there is the constant threat of violence by Islamists against ex-Muslims but also dissenting Muslims and others in order to silence and censor, and because criticism of Islam and Islamism is erroneously conflated with an attack on Muslims.
Uh...that’s a lot of verbiage. Try this: “Our signs are seen to be provocative because Muslims kill people.”
Yes, that is why the ACLU (American Criminal Lunatic Union) never criticizes schools, colleges or businesses that cowtow to Islam activities because they might kill you for that.
Why is it okay to slam Christians but not okay to bring up the murderous atrocities of muzzies? You mention muzzie killings and you’re arrested for hate speech in the UK.
They seem to have more than their fair share of fuzzy thinkers over there. Their just reward will be forthcoming if things don’t change.
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