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Seeking Forgiveness from Muslims & Retracting LGBTQ Rights Poster

President Western University. 55 years old. Grey hair. Blue suit white shirt and blue white striped neck tie
Alan Shepard

Western university in London Ontario has deleted and apologized for a social media post showing two women in hijab about to kiss. The post garnered criticism from some members of the Muslim community including Abd Alfatah Twakkal, Imam of the largest mosque in London Ontario. Canada Islam Homosexual Rights

Alan Shepard, President & Vice-Chancellor of Western University, is aware that Homosexuality and Gay Rights is an issue on which the mainstream Muslim leadership has made itself clear. Alan Shepard has signaled with his apology that, when Muslim sensibilities clash with LGBTQ rights, the rights and sensibilities of the Muslim community will prevail.

Right Wing sites have accused Alan Shepard of capitulating to Muslim demands because he prefers that to having Muslims go on a killing rampage. They refer to the beheading – macheting to death of teachers in France and Bangladesh to legitimize propagating such opinions. What these Right Wingers fail to take into account is a contextualized understanding of the teachings of Sheik Yasir Qadhi who said, regarding the beheading of the teacher in France:

These actions have pros and cons that must be taken into account. These actions might do more harm than good to the Muslim community especially when we are still a minority.

See how Muslims will dominate Europe with changing demographics

Was Western University Insensitive to the Religion of Islam and the Sensibilities of the Canadian Muslim community?

Islamic Institute of Toronto (IIT) Senior Lecturer (May 2012 – present) Consultant to Ontario Science Center for the “Science “whose truth” project”. Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal February 24, 2013

The answer is that it depends on whom you ask. Within the Muslim community there are those who advocate for homosexuality in Islam and promote homosexual Imams. Example would be Irshad Manji and Rahil Raza, two leaders of the Muslim reform movement. This is in contrast to the overwhelming majority of the Canadian Muslim leadership who openly teach that homosexuality is a perversion and disease.

Canadian Council of Imams (CCI) – Islamic Circle of North America Canada (ICNA Canada) – Toronto Dawa’h

Canadian Imams make clear the penalty for homosexuality in Islam is death. There is however diversity in the method to be used to execute.

Click hear to view Canadian Imams teaching both adults and children on execution of Homos as being Islamicly mandated by Allah.

Diversity is a strength that within a consensuses can bring greater strength. Islam Question and Answer, brings both diversity and igima (consensus) to the teachings and wisdom of the Canadian Muslim leadership on the issue of executing homosexuals.

Islam Q&A is the most referenced Muslim web Site. It is supervised by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid 

Question

What is the punishment for homosexuality? Is there any differentiation between the one who does it and the one to whom it is done?

Answer

Tree men are dropping a man from a considerable height
Execution of convicted homosexual

The Sahaabah were unanimously agreed on the execution of homosexuals, but they differed as to how they were to be executed. Some of them were of the view that they should be burned with fire, which was the view of ‘Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him) and also of Abu Bakr (may Allaah be pleased with him), as we shall see below. And some of them thought that they should be thrown down from a high place then have stones thrown at them. This was the view of Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him). 

Some of them thought that they should be stoned to death, which was narrated from both ‘Ali and Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with them). 

After the Sahaabah, the fuqaha’ differed concerning the matter. Some of them said that the homosexual should be executed no matter what his situation, whether he is married or not. 

Conclusion: Alan Shepard President & Vice-Chancellor of Western University concluded that it is not worth putting the lives of teachers or the destruction of university property in jeopardy in order to make a statement supporting LGBTQ+ rights. This is especially so when it seems obvious that LGBTQ+ rights are an affront to the values of Canadian Muslims. Canada Islam Homosexual Rights

RULING – Male Penetrating & Enlarging Male’s Anus for the Cause of Allah

RULING – Male Penetrating & Enlarging Male’s Anus for the Cause of Allah

Muslim males can penetrate the anus and Muslim males can have their anuses penetrated. Some interpret this as Islam allowing for homosexuality. However penetrating an anus or having your anus penetrated is only permitted in a given context. Muslim homosexual anal penetration is not to be done for pleasure but only to advance the cause of Allah.

A Muslim man seeking martyrdom was seeking a second opinion regarding anal penetration.

Fadak tv. June 16 2012

First we’d like to show you a fatwa, which appeared on the Lions of Sunnah internet forum. One wahhabi wrote:

Unity Mosque parishioners believe their version of Islam is true Islam, but they recognize that for most Muslims it is marginal. El-Faruk Khaki, a migrant of Indian origin from Tanzania, is a founders of the chapel. He and her husband, Troy Jackson.

Dear Sheik, may Allah Grant you martyrdom, and black-eyed virgins in paradise, I wanted to commit a martyrdom operation. I turned to Sheik Abu Dimaa Al-Qassab, who told me that they had invented a new and unprecedented form of martyrdom operation – explosive capsules are inserted into your anus. In order to train for this method of jihad, you must consent to being sodomized for a period of time, so that your anus becomes wider, making room for more explosives. My question is whether I am permitted to allow one of the mujahideen access to my anus, if my intentions are honorable, and the purpose is to train for jihad by widening my anus.

The Sheik praised Allah and said:

In principle, sodomy is forbidden. However, jihad is more important. It is the Pinnacle of Islam. Then there is no harm in it. The rule is that necessity makes the forbidden permissible. Something that is required in order to perform a duty becomes a duty in and of itself. No duty takes precedence over jihad. Therefore, you must be sodomized. After you have been sodomized, you must ask Allah for forgiveness. Know, my son, that Allah resurrects the mujahedeen on Judgment Day on the basis of their intentions. Allah willing, your intention is to support Islam. May Allah include you among those who heed his call.

This is the fatwa that led a man a while ago to carry out a bombing attack against then interior minister naif Bim Abd Al Aziz.

Colorado Imam Karim AbuZaid: LGBTQ’s “Evil” is Influencing & infiltrating Black Lives Matter & Muslim Community

Colorado Imam Karim AbuZaid: LGBTQ’s “Evil” is Influencing & infiltrating Black Lives Matter & Muslim Community

Imam Karim Abuzaid is the imam of Colorado Muslim Society (CMS). He is a PhD candidate in Islamic Studies with the American Open University of Alexandria, VA. His studies are concentrated in Fundamentals of Islam and Quranic and Hadith Sciences. Imam Karim is a Hafiz Al-Qur’an, having committed the complete text of the Qur’an to memory. Below is a partial transcript of a lecture that Premiered September 18, 2020

The scheming. They are not going to come to you straight forward. And that is the approach of evil always. Like Satan said to Adam ‘just see the tree. Do not eat from the tree is is forbidden. We are dealing with that scheming here. I read in some history how the the ABGT Groups in America managed to be accepted in our community in a 20 year’s time… We cannot inflict any harm upon them whatsoever. We cannot do that. That is a disclaimer before I even speak. That we are not inciting hate towards that particular group. No! I am trying to protect my children... Number one, brothers and sisters in Islam, the source of what is right, what is wrong is Allah. Not voting, not democracy, Allah tells me that intercourse has to be done within wedlock, in marriage between a man and a woman, that’s it… He is trying to tell you that the source of character, morality, the source of what is right and what is wrong, what is accepted and what is not accepted is Islam, is AllahAssured us, asserted us that he created us male and female. There is no third. There is no other. I had an interview with a 25-year experienced teacher in the public school system, not a Muslim. I am not belittling her– she can choose whatever religion she wants. Not a Muslim. The amount of strategizing, the amount of scheming to confuse your children in the public school system about their gender. Here is the interesting piece – they associate this with Black Lives Matter. We know that there is some issue with treating the African American community in America. We have seen George Floyd. …. If your guy is going to push your agenda lets include that agenda too. So, part of the Black Lives Matter curriculum to spread good treatment of African American community is this – is to include the LGBT groups. If you are going to push this one, we have to be there because we are oppressed too… Emphasize the gender to you boys. Come on, man – you are a boy, man! What colour is this you are wearing? pink?…. Sports. Basketball is a good thing…. That is a good training, basketball, swimming, archery, horseback-riding. Do not teach them golfing. Teach them something that fits. Girls, teach them sewing. You’ve got to keep them busy

To add further context to this lecture and the diversity of opinion regarding this issue, we include guidance from the popular site Islam Q&A

Islam Q&A is an academic, educational, da‘wah website which aims to offer advice and academic answers based on evidence from religious texts in an adequate and easy-to-understand manner. These answers are supervised by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid.

Question

What is the punishment for homosexuality? Is there any differentiation between the one who does it and the one to whom it is done?

al-Tirmidhi (1456), Abu Dawood (4462) and Ibn Maajah (2561) narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas  said: The Messenger of Allaah  said: “Whoever you find doing the action of the people of Loot, execute the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.”. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi. 

The Sahaabah were unanimously agreed on the execution of homosexuals, but they differed as to how they were to be executed. Some of them were of the view that they should be burned with fire, which was the view of ‘Ali and also of Abu Bakr, as we shall see below. And some of them thought that they should be thrown down from a high place then have stones thrown at them. This was the view of Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him). 

The scholars differed as to whether it is to be punished more severely than zina, or whether the punishment for zina should be more severe, or whether the punishments should be the same. There are three points of view: 

Abu Bakr al-Siddeeq, ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib, Khaalid ibn al-Waleed, ‘Abd-Allaah ibn al-Zubayr, ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Abbaas, Maalik, Ishaaq ibn Raahawayh, Imam Ahmad according to the more sound of the two reports from him and al-Shaafa’i according to one of his opinions, were of the view that the punishment for homosexuality should be more severe than the punishment for zina, and the punishment is execution in all cases, whether the person is married or not. 

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Mustafa Farooq remove his anti-LGBTQ comments from Facebook?

Mustafa Farooq remove his anti-LGBTQ comments from Facebook?

Why did Mustafa Farooq remove his anti-LGBTQ comments from Facebook? Many Canadians would like to know. Otherwise there could be misunderstanding

October 31, 2019 I sent a media inquiry to Mustafa Farooq, the Executive Director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), asking why he removed his anti LGBTQ comments immediately after Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld revealed them in a article on the website American Center for Democracy. Mustafa Farooq has not as of yet responded to my media inquiry.

Media Inquiry

Mustafa Farooq, Executive Director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM)

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld from the American Center for Democracy has reported that Mustafa Farooq, the Executive Director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), removed his anti LGBTQ comments on Facebook.

Ehrenfeld’s report:

On January 26, 2012 Sana Ghani, a former research assistant at University of Alberta, posted on Facebook:

The Muslim and LGBTQ Communities: Is there a possibility for strategic alliances? Al-Hikmah Discussion Group Fri. Feb 3, 6:30pm. Steeps (11116 82 ave).

As-salamu ‘alaykum all,

This month’s Al-Hikmah open discussion is on the Muslim and LGBTQ communities. Both “The Muslim” and “The Homosexual” are lumped into the category of discriminated minority figure/ political scapegoat. Of course, these two figures make very strange bedfellows (no pun intended). What do we make of this situation?

What possibilities are there for alliances, when we might have fundamental disagreements? Why have very different ways of being been flattened into parallel “identities”? How might we get the leaders of our community to address this issue in a more open and nuanced way?

This is a very contentious topic, but we feel there needs to be more open discussion in our community on these kinds of issues. We wish to discuss the kinds of questions, difficulties and possibilities we see here, to get a very important conversation started in our community.

Mr. Farooq’s comments on Sana Ghani’s Facebook post regarding alliance with LGBTQ community:

Mustafa Farooq: “We should also have seperate [sic] but related conferences on how Muslims should work with Adulterers, and then another one on how Muslims need to ally themselves with those who take insane amounts of interest, and then another about Muslims with the alcohol industry.”

Sana Ghani: “I didn’t say Muslims SHOULD necessarily ally with the LGBTQ community. The issue is, of course, that the LGBTQ community has been trying to support Muslims because they see a common goal with us (opposing state coercion).

Does LGBTQ community realize Islamic law imposes execution for homosexuality?

I think we definitely need to think more carefully about how to respond to this, what would be best politically for our community, while acting with integrity towards our principles. Dr. Sherman Jackson and Dr. Umar F. Abd-Allah have had really interesting things to say on this issue, which I would like for us to consider. May Allah (t’ala) guide us to whatever is best, amin.”

Mustafa Farooq: “I believe strongly that to ask a question is to create conditions of possibility, especially since in the Muslim community the consensus on this question is, in my opinion, pretty clear. To ask the question is, in fact, to argue that allying ourselves with a certain community is possibly a correct choice. As a political science student, if there is one thing I have learned, we can’t predict the future in terms of alliances. Picking the side of justice, however, and truth, is something we can never lose at (because even if we are oppressed, we are drawing closer to Allah). Dr. Sherman Jackson, I know, has made his opinion on this pretty clear (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HisIwWhyU34) which is to say that we do not condemn homosexuals (just as we do not condemn those who have feelings of attractions towards the opposite sex) but condemn the act of homosexuality (just as we condemn adultery). May Allah guide us to the truth, and forgive us for wen we mispeak.

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Mustafa Farooq: “I apologize if my comments came of as sarcastic. That was not my intention. I was merely attempting to make an analogy- if the postulations in my point struck you as conversations you would never have (because they are forbidden) then this would fall in the same category (as it is clearly forbidden). Allah knows my intention, as there are indeed conversations that I don’t think we need to have- it would be like raising objections to having Ayaan Hersi Ali or Irshad Manji [Muslim-born activists critics of Islam] lecture at a masjid [mosque]. Please forgive me if I offended you.”

Sana Ghani: “I take your concerns very seriously, Mustafa. But I’m just not convinced either way, or by this line of thinking. The greatest thing forbidden to us is shirk [polytheism], and yet we make alliances with non-Muslims all the time. We have inter-faith alliances with people who define themselves as a group by their belief in the trinity. Allahu ‘alam [Allah knows best], I just have a lot of questions on this, and I think as a group we could at least clarify our concerns. It doesn’t end here, of course. I want to discuss these issues with scholars as well, as we as a community start articulating and clarifying precisely what our concerns are. This is a relatively new and strange situation we are in, but I am confident that Allah will guide us as a community to whatever is best for us. If this is more harmful than good for us, then may He make that clear to us, amin.”

UPDATE (October 31, 2019) – NCCM Mustafa Farooq’s statements critical of alliances with LGBTQ were removed from Facebook.

QUESTIONS

  • Why did you remove the anti LGBTQ comments immediately after Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld exposed them in her article?
  • Why do you oppose alliances with LGBTQ communities?
  • Has NCCM under your leadership built alliances with the LGBTQ community, and particularily the Muslim LGBTQ community?
  • Why didn’t NCCM post on its Facebook page the rainbow flag during the Pride month?
  • Why didn’t NCCM issue any statement in support of the LGBTQ community, and particularily the Muslim LGBTQ community, during the Pride month?

I would like a reply by by 4pm November 1, 2019. If you need more time let me know.

Sincerely,

Eric Stanley Brazau,

Investigative journalist

ericbrazau.com

“Waxing her scrotum” – Human Rights Tribunal’s ruling against Jessica Yaniv

“Waxing her scrotum” – Human Rights Tribunal’s ruling against Jessica Yaniv

On October 22, 2019 the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal issued its ruling in the legal case between Jessica Yaniv (the complainant) and various waxing salons (Blue Heaven Beauty Lounge and Sandeep Benipal, Suhki Hehar and Sukhi Beauty Dream Salon, Marcia DaSilva, Hina Moin, Pam Dulay, Judy Tran and Merle Norman):

[1] Jessica Yaniv is a transgender woman. All of the Respondents operate businesses which offer waxing services. Ms. Yaniv requested waxing services from each of the Respondents. In five cases, she requested waxing of her scrotum. In two, she requested waxing of her arms or legs. In each case, she told the Respondent that she was a transgender woman and the Respondent refused to provide Ms. Yaniv with service. Ms. Yaniv says that this refusal to serve her is discrimination on the basis of her gender identity and expression, in violation of s. 8 of the Human Rights Code [Code].

[2] With one exception, all of the Respondents are women who advertised their services through Facebook Marketplace. They were either providing the service out of their home, or in the client’s home. Most of them presented as racialized, with English not their first language. Only three Respondents presented a defence to Ms. Yaniv’s complaints. These characteristics are significant because they support my conclusion that Ms. Yaniv has engaged in a pattern of filing human rights complaints which target small businesses for personal financial gain and/or to punish certain ethnic groups which she perceives as hostile to the rights of LGBTQ+ people.

[3] In this decision, I analyse Ms. Yaniv’s complaints in two categories: genital waxing cases and cases involving arm and leg waxing. In the genital waxing cases, I find that scrotum waxing was not a service customarily provided by the Respondents. As such, they did not deny Ms. Yaniv a service and did not discriminate against her. I dismiss these complaints under s. 37(1) of the Code. In the leg and arm waxing cases, I find that Ms. Yaniv filed the complaints for improper purposes. I dismiss these complaints under s. 27(1)(e) of the Code.

[4] The three Respondents which presented a defence were all represented by Jay Cameron and Brandon Langhelm of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms [JCCF]. Ms. Yaniv has applied for an order of costs against these Respondents arising out of conduct which she attributes to Mr. Cameron and the JCCF. She also applies for costs specifically against the Respondent Sukhdip Hehar. I dismiss all of Ms. Yaniv’s applications for costs. I do, however, find that Ms. Yaniv has engaged in improper conduct during the course of this complaint. I order her to pay the represented Respondents $2,000 each.

The ruling is available here.