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Mufti leading the homophobia? May 26, 2006

Posted by Rasheed Eldin in Homosexualists, Islam, Religion.

Islamophobia Watch has noted that Peter Tatchell, in his latest article, has apparently magnified the role of Muslims in leading the negative reactions to Russia's Gay Pride parade.

What caught my eye were his quotes from the Mufti:

"Sexual minorities have no rights, because they have crossed the line. Alternative sexuality is a crime against God."

It's strange to see someone who is so opposed to homosexuality using terminology that affirms its status as a "sexual minority" and "alternative sexuality". I wonder what he said in his own language, and how accurate the English rendering is.




1. Salman Aqniyat - April 10, 2007

No, the translation is incorrect. The Mufti (Talğat Tajuddin) said “untraditional sexuality”. He is not the Chief Mufti of Russia. And it was not a quote, it was only how reporters interpreted his words.

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