Labour MP Richard Burden has it in for the American preacher John Hagee, who is due to speak at a conference in Birmingham next month. This is one of the stupid and nasty things Hagee has said:
“The newspaper carried a story, in our local area that was not carried nationally, that there was to be a homosexual parade there [New Orleans] on the Monday that Katrina came. The promise of that parade was that it was going to reach a level of sexuality never demonstrated before in of the other gay pride parades.
“So I believe that the judgment of God is a very real thing. I know there are people who demure from that, but I believe that the bible teaches that when you violate the law of God, that God brings punishment sometimes before the day of judgement,
“And I believe that the hurricane Katrina was in fact the judgment of God against the city of New Orleans.”
Raed Salah attributed the same hurricane to the wrath of Allah for George Bush. We are still waiting for Mr Burden to comment about that. Since he attended a meeting in Parliament packed with Salah’s supporters and where Salah was due to speak, perhaps he could ask Salah’s fans for a “clarification”.
Anyway, Mr Burden did take it upon himself to write to Theresa May about Hagee. One of the questions he asked was “What investigations she has undertaken into the preachings of Pastor John Hagee” on “his theories about the reasons for Hurricane Katrina”.
Since Mr Burden is so concerned about homophobia, I trust he will now write to Theresa May about another man who is due to speak in his city.
Asim Al-Hakeem, a Saudi preacher, will be one of the speakers at a conference at the Green Lane Mosque in Birmingham the weekend after next.
Al-Hakeem is a contributor to Al-Huda TV, an Islamist satellite broadcaster featuring all sorts of hate preachers, including three who have been banned from the UK (Bilal Philips, Zakir Naik, and Hussein Ye). Philips and Naik believe homosexuals should be executed. So do Al-Huda “stars” Abdullah Hakim Quick, Abdur Raheem Green, and Abu Usamah At-Thahabi.
Al-Huda’s website features this fatwa from Al-Hakeem:
The problem of homosexual.
How i can deal with this problem of homosexual.i can’t stop or control it? i start when i was a child i have been sexually abuse this became serious problems. so can i that drugs to drive my mind out?
You first have to put your trust in Allah and give Him all the love you can.
Homosexuality is an illness and something that Allah despises. The Prophet salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam has cursed those who have intercourse with their wives through the anus. The punishment and the consequences of having it with another man is even greater.
You have to fight these feelings as you don’t have any excuse for not doing so. It is something that is not natural. Trying to legitimize it by saying that you were abused when you were a child doesn’t change a thing.
If a murderer justifies his crime by saying he was beaten by a number of boys when he was young, this would not be acceptable from him.
Therefore, try to stay away from whatever reminds you of this filth. Change your friends if they encourage you to do this. Socialize and mix with righteous people in masjids and in circles of knowledge where you can learn the Quran and the Sunnah. This will keep you closer to Allah and away from Satan.
Shaikh Assim Alhakeem
One of Mr Al-Hakeem’s hosts in Birmingham will be Abu Usamah At-Thahabi, an imam at the Green Lane Mosque. It should be a meeting of minds between a man who calls homosexuals Satanic filth and another who wants them thrown off mountains.
Surely this meeting of haters in his city must worry Mr Burden and he will write to Theresa May to ask if she will exclude Mr Al-Hakeem from the United Kingdom. Just to be sure he will do so, if he has not already, why not write to him and remind him to act?
His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh, by the way, a certain Muhammad Salah is the “religious supervisor” and a frequent presenter at Al-Huda TV. Last week he gave the Friday sermon at the East London Mosque.