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Prominent Muslim pushed out June 20, 2006

Posted by Rasheed Eldin in Homosexualists, Media.

According to The Herald, the well-respected Muslim leader Bashir Maan has been forced to resign from his role as president of the Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations over views he expressed against homosexuality in schools.

Volunteer chief quits over views on gays

UPDATE: Also see this article in The iWitness.

 The former Labour councillor, who is also a representative of the Muslim Council of Britain, had written in a letter to the Herald:

These politicians, through certain elements of sex education in schools, are motivating young innocent children to indulge in premature sex that is resulting in teenage pregnancies… As if that were not enough, gay sex education is also being added to the sex curriculum in schools. This will encourage experiments of homosexuality among young children and add to the growing creed of homosexuality.

So it looks rather as though Muslims will never be allowed to maintain positions of respect as long as they hold onto the divine teachings regarding homosexuality.

Mr Maan, who will be 80 in October, has been president of SCVO for nearly six years, and he said last night he was going to retire soon.

"This has forced my hand. It is a pity it has to end in these circumstances," he said.

"I can understand the SCVO's point of view – my views would bring me into conflict with the gay and lesbian organisations in their membership, so perhaps I should have retired before I opened my mouth. I did not intend to demean anyone."


1. Yousef - June 21, 2006

This should totally be treated as a freedom of speech and freedom of religion case…

2. Rasheed Eldin - June 21, 2006

[[From a Catholic site:]]

Schools Want Op[t]-Out on Anti-Gay Discrimination Law
June 21, 2006

School officials are working with the Government to finalise an opt-out from new anti-discrimination laws that would require schools to stop teaching that homosexual acts are sinful.

Both Catholic and Anglican schools are up in arms over the new regulations, which on the face of it appear to be a restriction on freedom of religion. The final say on the matter will be laid at the feet the head of the Government’s equality unit, Catholic MP and Opus Dei member Ruth Kelly.

“The Bishops’ Conference is talking to the Government at the moment, but we haven’t seen any draft regulations yet,” said a spokesperson for the Catholic Communications Network.

The proposals have also angered the Catholic Church in Scotland, which has hit out at what it called “sinister gay propaganda” following calls in Scotland to provide children as young as seven with a ‘gay buddy’ to help them overcome playground bullies.

Peter Kearney, spokesman for the Scottish Bishops Conference has given his backing to campaigns by American groups who want to be allowed to teach alternative views on homosexuality in the classroom. This includes telling pupils that it is possible to be converted from homosexuality which he described as “a lifestyle choice, not a genetic condition.”

“There is absolutely no evidence of a gay gene. People are not born gay, it is something they chose,” said Mr Kearney.

“As a church we would support groups who want to go into schools to put forward an alternative view. The problem is there are those who have their own agenda to promote a gay lifestyle and will simply not tolerate any other opinion.”


3. Yousef - June 21, 2006

I hope the Muslims join in on this as well…

4. Kathy - June 21, 2006

I am sorry to hear this?
We are dealing with this in the US also.
They are using civil rights to censor.

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