Universities, Large corporations, Banks & Religious groups, Toronto City, Queens Park & Ottawa do Fly the Gay Pride flag in celebration of sexual & gender Diversity.
Muslim MPs have publicly endorsed their support for Gay Pride
What is the position of Islam on the issue of Homosexuality? Senior Canadian Imams have made the position clear.
Wael Shihab, Imam of Masjid Toronto, affiliated with the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC):
““Islam forbids homosexuality and lesbianism. Same-sex marriage poses a serious and dangerous threat to human societies and communities. Same-sex marriage endangers family atmosphere where children should be morally raised. Gay relationships pose serious dangers to the family institution. Same-sex marriage, moreover, threatens the existence of human species. Such relationships could not build human communities or secure the existence of humans
Yusuf Badat, President of the Canadian Council of Imams: CCI
“People who identify as transgender or transsexual These individuals need mental treatment and guidance …
Imam Hamza Sodaga “If there’s homosexual men the punishment is one of five things. One cut their head off. Two burne them to death. Three throw them off a cliff. Four tear a wall on them so they die. Five is a combination of the above.
In 2012 Mustafa Farooq CEO of National Council of Canadian Muslims opposed alliances between Muslims & LGBTQ persons comparing them to those who commit major sins such as adulterers & producers of alcohol
Unlike CIJA and other faith groups that have evolved to display the Rainbow Flag it seem that NCCM under the Guidance & leadership of Mustafa Farooq continues to adhere & promote the TRUE Islam.
Toronto Mayor, John Tory, supports
banning Vancouver-based feminist journalist Meghan
Murphy from speaking at the Toronto Public Library because of her
views on transgenders.
Murphy was invited by Toronto-based
group Radical Feminists Unite to speak on an October 29 panel at the
Toronto Public Library – Palmerston Branch called “Gender Identity:
What Does It Mean For Society, The Law And Women?”
Founder of Feminist Current, a blog and
podcast, Murphy hase criticized
third-wave feminism, male feminists, the sex industry, exploitation
of women in mass media, trigger warnings, and transgender
In May 2017, she appeared
before the Canadian Senate to oppose Bill C-16, which encoded gender
identity and gender expression into Canadian law. She told the
Senate: “Treating gender as though it is either internal or a
personal choice is dangerous and completely misunderstands how and
why women are oppressed under patriarchy as a class of people … The
rights of women and girls are being pushed aside to accommodate a
Describing her views as “offensive”, Mayor Tory said that Meghan Murphy should not be given a platform in any premises of the City of Toronto. The Toronto Star reported,
“Mayor John Tory meanwhile, a former leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, has voiced his disappointment with the library’s position, saying officials should use the “highest of standards” to ensure that public buildings not become a place where “offensive commentary” is permitted.”
John Tory’s position in Meghan Murphy’s
case stands in stark contradiction to his stance regarding Wael
Shehab, the head Imam of Toronto Masjid Mosque who is known for his
anti LGBT statements.
he visited Wael Shehab’s mosque “many times” and on May 7, 2019
an Iftar dinner (breaking the fast of Ramadan) in the Council
Chambers with the attendance of Imam Wael Shehab.
“Homosexuality is a sinful act in Islam… we should not associate with them and should not take them as friends… In Islam, changing one’s sex is not permissible if the person (male or female) has complete male or female sex organs… Given the above, it’s my advice for him to return back to his original sex and go through professional counseling and treatment to lead normal happy life.”
On 10 May 2012 Wael Shihab issued
an Islamic ruling (fatwa) titled “Same-Sex Marriage and Objectives
of Shari`ah”. Shihab’s Islamic ruling reads in part:
“Like all the world’s major religions and traditions, Islam has a clear stand on this issue, as it emphatically forbids homosexuality and lesbianism and regards them as a violation of the commands of Allah. It states clearly that same-sex marriage poses a serious and dangerous threat to human societies and communities… So it’s clear that the Islamic concept of marriage is totally different from “gay or lesbian” styles of marital relationships… Same-sex marriage endangers true faithful family atmosphere where children should be soundly and morally raised. Gay and lesbian marital relationships lack social acceptance and impose serious dangers to the family institution. Same-sex marriage, moreover, threatens the existence of human species. Such relationships could not build human communities or secure the existence of humans… same-sex marriage imposes serious social dangers that destroy the basic foundations of families, societies, and human communities… Same-sex marriage, on the other hand, imposes serious dangers to the family institution, lacks social support, endangers the real lovely family life, and breaks the social order of the human community.”