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Aug 11

Gays and Muslims in Islamophobia row

Homosexuals and a few ex-Muslims carry banners insulting Islam in the London Gay Pride Parade prompting cries of Islamophobia

Homosexuals and a few ex-Muslims carry banners insulting Islam in the London Gay Pride Parade prompting cries of Islamophobia

Homosexual activists and Muslims have seriously fallen out over alleged Islamophobia in last month’s London gay pride parade.

And not long ago, veteran gay campaigner Peter Tatchell was urging homosexuals and Muslims to unite in solidarity against ‘oppression’.  One supposes he meant from what is left of Christianity in this country.

Muslim leaders have made a formal complaint to ‘Pride London’ about what they see as Islamophobia in banners, according to the Evening Standard.  (All our links open automatically in a new tab.)  These included slogans such as “Allah is gay”, “East London Mosque incites murder of LGBTs” and “F*** Islamic homophobia”.  The activist painted the “F*** Islam” bit in red on the latter placard, just so we get the point.

A Pride London spokesman said: “While our parade has always been a home to protest, which often means conflicting points of view, Pride must always be a movement of acceptance, diversity and unity. We will not tolerate Islamophobia.”  They wrote a stern letter to the activists involved, and got a rude response, according to Middle East Eye.

Islamophobia and National Secular Society

Maryam Namazie accepting a shell and a cuddle as Secularist of the Year in 2005.

Maryam Namazie accepting a shell and a cuddle as Secularist of the Year in 2005.

So who are the culprits?  Well, a group calling itself ‘The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’ organised the protest at Gay Pride.  Iranian Maryam Namazie is the face of the organisation.  She pops up in the media from time to time to condemn laws against sodomy in Muslim countries.

But Maryam Namazie is a secularist agitator with fingers in many atheist pies.  She is even an ‘honorary associate’ of the National Secular Society.

Furthermore, the NSS and the British Humanist Association together sponsored the launch of the ‘Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’ in 2007.  Well, that’s what Wikipedia says.

A representative of the East London Mosque spoke on RT this morning.  He said he saw Islamophobia in the slogans.  Indeed, while we must reject the silly word ‘Islamophobia’, they were certainly insulting Islam.  He also pointed out that there is no council of ‘ex-Hindus’ or ‘ex-Jews’.  He is right.

That is because the ‘Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’ is a paper body.  It does not really exist.  It is a vehicle for Maryam Namazie to cock a snook at the Muslim Council of Britain.  Sure, a few atheists from Muslim backgrounds have joined it.  Nevertheless, fewer than two dozen people go to its AGM’s.  According to the National Secular Society, commenting on its launch, there is another such group in Germany.  But that too was just invented by a secularist agitator, one Mina Ahadi.  So was the one in Scandinavia.  They are few.  But they are noisy.  And the British one has certainly stirred up the East London Mosque.

A three-cornered spiritual fight

King John III Sobieski blessing the succesful Polish attack on the Ottomans in the Battle of Vienna – Juliusz Kossak painting

King John III Sobieski blessing the succesful Polish attack on the Ottomans in the Battle of Vienna – Juliusz Kossak painting

Christian Voice sees a three-cornered spiritual fight in the world.  Christianity has been fighting it out with Secularism for two hundred years.  Moreover, the Christian world-view has been losing ground to the Secularist one for the last sixty of them.  That is in the West, at least.  But recently Islam has joined the fray.  Now, Islam is expansionist.  It recruits at the point of a sword.  Muslims over-ran Spain early in their history and were only beaten back in the fifteenth century.  Christian armies defeated The Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vienna in 1683.

But through migration, conversion and natural fecundity, Islam is gaining ground in Europe once again.  On top of that, politically, Islam is on the march.  Muslims demand prayer rooms, halal food, mosques, schools and public money.  Muslims rule Tower Hamlets.  They renamed or abolished four of the six council wards named after the Christian faith.  St Marys, St Peters and St James went.  So did Holy Trinity Ward, the very name anathema to Muslims.  Cash has gone to Islamic groups in the London borough.  The old Christian Voice website reveals more on the Tower Hamlets saga.  It is an indication of what happens when Muslims begin to gain power.

But equally, the secularists, happy to use Islam and multi-culturalism against Christianity, will not take the advance quietly once Islam reaches a political tipping point.  In that view, maybe the ‘pride’ protest was a preliminary skirmish from the hot-head advance guard.

A pointer to prayer

Middle East Eye says Richard Dawkins and Peter Tatchell have also joined the spat.  Now, in one sense, it is heartening to see the enemies of Jesus Christ fighting among themselves.  You may be inclined to pray the Lord to continue to send even more confusion amongst those who hate the Gospel:

2Chr 20:23 For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.

But it is better still to pray the Lord to stir up the Holy Spirit in Christians.  Pray we shall all have a Christ-centred Christian world-view.  Pray for Christians everywhere to press the Crown Rights of King Jesus.

Rev 17:14 These (Antichrist rulers) shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

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2 comments

  1. Rox

    If Christian Voice is strongly opposed to homosexualtiy, then surely Musims are their allies (not for the first time).

    The apostates whom Muslims disapprove of are also disapproved of by Christian Voice.

    So presumably it is in the interest of Christian Voice that Muslims should stay as good Muslims, and not become secularised.

    1. Stephen

      There is no ‘interest of Christian Voice’. Our prayer is that the nation repents and puts us out of business!
      We do not disapprove of those Muslims call ‘apostates’. Unless they are secularist activists.

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