Muslims should never hold any ill-will towards homosexual people and to persecute, attack or discriminate against them is completely wrong and contrary to Islam’s teachings?

Media Interview in Sweden | May 11, 2016

Huzoor was again asked about the recent debate in Sweden regarding shaking hands being a necessary component of integration. In response, Huzoor said:

 

Just to shake hands is not a sign of loyalty to a country or integration. Some Christians do not drink alcohol – would you say they are not integrating in your society because they do not drink? Similarly, there are still some Jewish women who also do not like to shake the hands of men. You would not criticise them because then you would be accused of anti-Semitism!”

 

During one of the interviews, Huzoor was also asked his views about homosexuality.

 

Huzoor explained that it was not only the Quran that taught that homosexuality was wrong but also the Bible did.

 

Huzoor said Muslims should never hold any ill-will towards homosexual people and to persecute, attack or discriminate against them was completely wrong and contrary to Islam’s teachings. Regardless, he said that a person should be able to hold peacefully held religious beliefs.

 

Though, Huzoor’s answer was extremely balanced and a reflection of his religious beliefs, it was not universally welcomed by all segments of the Swedish population.

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