A message to those of my LGBT readers…..
……who are still under the misapprehension that Islam is a religion of peace and is not a threat to LGBT people.
From Gulf News
“Sana’a: A Yemeni security official says a gunman in the southern province of Lahj killed a man suspected of being of gay, the latest in a series of attacks on homosexuals in the country.
Eyewitness Ahmad Hadi said that Waleed Saleh Awedan, 25, was shot by a man riding a motorbike near his home on Monday evening. The official spoke anonymously because he was not authorised to brief reporters.
At least 34 people have been killed in similar attacks in the past two years, many in the southern provinces, which have been under intermittent Al Qaida control. Homosexuality is a crime in Yemen.
Also on Tuesday, the security director of Aden province, Najib Al Moughlis, said that two soldiers were killed in a firefight between security forces and unknown attackers.”
Such random attacks on people purely because they are gay, is the everyday experience of such people in the Islamic world. For people who define themselves as LGBT, the world of Islam is one of unremitting horror.
Maybe it is time for LGBT people in the UK to start to redefine what organisations and ideologies they classify as murderously fascistic towards LGBT people, and open their eyes to the truth. Because the uncomfortable truth is that most of the worlds violent anti-gay hatred is coming from Islam. Although some Christians are none too friendly towards LGBT individuals, their violence and their hatred is very much in the minority and being gay in an Islamic environment is akin to possessing a death warrant with your own name on it.