You know the disparity in the law in the UK always amazes me, how on earth can the Head of the Muslim Council of Britain Sir Iqbal Sacrani get away with the following, obviously homophobic comments, asked if he believed homosexuality was harmful to society, he said:
“Certainly it is a practice that in terms of health, in terms of the moral issues that comes along in a society – it is. It is not acceptable.”
he went on to say:
“Each of our faiths tells us that it is harmful and I think, if you look into the scientific evidence that has been available in terms of the forms of various other illnesses and diseases that are there, surely it points out that where homosexuality is practised there is a greater concern in that area.”
Ahem, yeah… whatever: and millions of straight men fucking without protection because ‘she’s on the pill’ isn’t harmful to the health of society?! What world does this moron live in, and how on earth can this man be an important public face while he’s preaching such bitter, unfounded hatred toward another quarter of society? If you replace the word “homosexuality” with “muslim”, you’d probably now face arrest if you aired that sort of thought in public, but he gets away with it.
He’s obviously a very small minded religiously driven bigot who’s not going to win any friends in Britain for his cause by preaching utter shite like that quoted above. You can read the full story at BBC Online here.