GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Monday, March 20, 2006

Liberal Muslim Theologian Intimidated in the UK....

Peter Tatchell is a well-known gay activist in the UK.
Liberal Muslim theologian Sheikh Dr Muhammad Yusuf was to have called for a reconciliation of Islam with democracy and human rights, including human rights for women and gay people in a lectures this evening (March 20) in London.

But he has been pressured to pull out of the lecture – the annual Peter Tatchell Human Rights Fundraiser (PTHRF) – at the last moment following protests and warnings by Muslim leaders.

His planned call for an “Islamic Reformation” provoked the wrath of senior Muslim figures, who warned they could not guarantee his safety if the lecture went ahead.

In place of Sheikh Yusuf, the guest lecture at tonight’s annual Peter Tatchell Human Rights fundraiser will be delivered by exiled Iranian feminist and human rights campaigner, Maryam Namazie. She will highlight the danger posed by to democracy and human rights by the rise of “political Islam”.

Sheikh Yusuf, a research fellow of the Inter-Faith Alliance UK and Chair of the Council of University Imams, was to have delivered a lecture Time for an Islamic Reformation in Britain in which he would have called for the development of an authentically British and European Islam.

“I deeply regret that extreme pressure from some Muslim leaders has forced Sheikh Yusuf to pull out of this evening’s fundraiser,” commented Peter Tatchell. “We were looking forward to welcoming him as an honoured guest.”

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Umm... that quaint 'freedom of speech' thing that used to be so common in Western countries - is that just living in the past? Should we all just welcome our new Muslim overlords now? instead of getting our knickers in a knot? Have the papers already been signed for our unconditional surrender?

10:25 PM  
Blogger Brian Lemon said...

The United Kingdom of Islam rings a bell. Europe is fallng first to Islam in these days, 900 years after the last time.
How many Canadians died to defend the continent against sociopathic murderers to provide the freedom for this to happen now.
This blog is becoming a well documented source of how rights are being sacrificed on the false prophet's altar.

11:23 PM  

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