Homophobia,  Islamism

Another Hater of Gays and Kaffirs Comes to London

This evening and over the weekend Abdullah Hakim Quick, an American preacher based in South Africa, will deliver lectures at City University for the Al Maghrib Institute, an Islamist training outfit.

Quick was also due to help the self-styled Islamic Human Rights Commission raise funds next week, alongside “Lady” Renouf fan Mohammed Saeed Bahmanpour, but the event has been postponed.

Quick hates gays and thinks they should be put to death. In fact, he hates them so much that he got into trouble in New Zealand in 2004 for a broadcast:

[6] Voice of Islam was broadcast on 29 September 2003 at 3.00pm on Triangle Television. During the programme, Brother Abdullah Hakim Quick addressed viewers about “Challenges Facing Muslims in the New Millennium”. Toward the conclusion of the lecture, Brother Quick expressed views about homosexuality. In summary, he said:

• AIDS is caused by the “filthy practices” of homosexuals
• Homosexuals are dropping dead from AIDS and “they want to take us all down with them”
• The Islamic position on homosexuality is “death”
• Homosexuals are “sick” and “not natural”
• “Muslims are going to have to take a stand [against homosexuals] and it’s not enough to call names”.

The Complaint
[7] Mr Clayton complained that the comments were “deeply disturbing” and described the dialogue as “a hateful and bitter diatribe against homosexuals”. He wrote:

When a Muslim Cleric is being broadcast, inciting hatred and intolerance to an audience that may be 40-50,000 strong, you need to take notice! You are a public access channel, and that means you have a public responsibility to be alert to the nature of the material you allow to be broadcast…
…This kind of thing is insidious, and if allowed to proceed unchallenged, could in time develop unstoppable momentum, and ultimately sweep away the quality and freedom of life that you and I take for granted…

New Zealand’s Broadcasting Standards Authority upheld the complaint, even though the threshold in such cases is high:

The Authority has ruled, on a number of occasions, that a high threshold applies before a broadcast contravenes Guideline 6g. For a breach to occur, the Authority has required that a broadcast actually encourage denigration or discrimination. In the Authority’s view, the threshold was clearly crossed on this occasion. The comments made in the programme were extreme and the Authority considers that they are aptly described as “hate speech”. They went far beyond mere criticism of those with a homosexual orientation. Of particular concern, the speaker advocated death for homosexuals and suggested that Muslims should take an active stand against them, which a viewer might have interpreted as an incitement to violence

You can listen to Quick rant about gays in another speech right here, where he says once again that the punishment for homosexuality is death.

He doesn’t think much of non-Muslims in general. Have a listen to the segment from 3:45 of this tape, where he decries “filthy” Jews (Yahood) defiling the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and “filthy” kaffirs who should be “cleaned” from Iraq and Afghanistan:

After his terrible experience at the hands of the wicked Kiwis, no wonder he also believes that there is a sort of New World Order that uses television to control our minds and destroy Islam:

Naturally 9/11 was the handiwork of the Order:

It is disturbing and sickening that young British Muslims want to hear from such a ludicrous and odious man. In these times, it is also no surprise.

What is City University doing to counter the preaching of such ugly and vicious hatred?