Prominent Muslim pushed out June 20, 2006Posted 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.
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."