AOBM condemns Anti-Gay stickers posted in East London
The Association of British Muslims condemns the anti-gay stickers posted in several locations in East London.
There is nothing in the Qur’an against LGBT people. Allah has honoured every son/daughter of Adam, so such a hateful message is not only morally and ethically wrong but actually unislamic.
“NOW, INDEED, We have conferred dignity on the children of Adam, and borne them over land and sea, and provided for them sustenance out of the good things of life, and favoured them far above most of Our creation” Holy Quran 17:70 (M. Asad)
We call upon the police to open an immediate investigation into who put these stickers up in an attempt to spread hatred.
Islam means peace and can and did throughout history embrace and respect diversity.
Such incidents highlight the urgent need of community based education for diversity in Muslim communities across the U.K. and promoting real Islam, that respects and accepts the rights of every human being. We call upon the British government to immediately address this issue.
Paul Salahuddin Armstrong, Co-Director of the Association of British Muslims Mohammed Abbasi, Co-Director of the Association of British Muslims Dan Littauer, Human Rights and Press Director of the Association of British Muslims