From the Mail on Sunday and the International News of Pakistan
Britain's most senior Muslim MP has received death threats after voting in favour of gay marriage.
Police have told Sadiq Khan, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, that the threats are credible enough that he should review the security around him and his family following the Commons vote. Officers in his Tooting constituency in London have been put on high alert, and will respond ‘extra-quick’ should an incident be reported at his home.
Mr Khan – who became Britain’s first Muslim Minister to attend Cabinet in the last Government – has been condemned by British-based hardline clerics, who have accused him of ‘selling out’ his religion.
Mufti Muhammed Aslam Naqshbandi Bandhalevi, who is the head imam of the Jamia Islamia Rizvia mosque in Bradford, has issued a fatwa, or ruling, declaring Mr Khan an ‘apostate’ from Islam and said he should ‘repent before Allah’.
Some veiled threats against all the Muslim MPs who backed gay marriage are visible online.
Muslim MPs Sadiq Khan, the Labour high-flyer, Rushanara Ali, Sajid Javid, Shabana Mahmood and Anas Sarwar voted for gay marriage. Benazir Bhutto’s former adviser Rehman Chishti voted against the move while Yasmin Qureshi and Khalid Mahmood MP abstained from voting, fearing opposition from their constituents.
At least three Pakistani clerics have said that these MPs needed to repent and renew their faith, which means that they stand expelled from the circle of Islam for supporting same sex marriages. They have also said that their Islamic marriages stand annulled and they needed to read Kalma (from the Koran) again to become Muslims.
On the British-based extremist website Islamic Awakening, a member with the name Riaz77 posted about the vote: ‘And what is anybody going to do about this? Scream and shout it’s haram [unlawful] to vote, so end up letting kaafirs [infidels] and munafiqun [hypocrites] who vote Labour as usual re-electing them in 2015, combined with a lack of courage to defeat them with a bullet?’
Anjem Chaudhry, former UK head of extremist group Al-Muhajiroum who has organised demonstrations against the MPs, said the Muslim MPs have committed “apostasy by declaring war on Allah and His Messenger (PBUH) by voting for gay marriages”. He added: “These MPs have allied themselves with parties that are responsible for the killing of Muslims in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere.”
Hizbut Tahrir Britain said “some people hold up these MPs as examples for young Muslims to follow yet nothing could be further from the truth”.
Another website, called Izharudeen.com, warns: ‘Time to account these apostate MPs, they changed something that Allah made haram to halal [lawful] by voting for gay marriages.’
Security sources have said that when extremists declare a fellow Muslim ‘apostate’, it is usually a way of legitimising violent attacks on them.
Some western traditionalists believe that the sudden and UN mandated rush across Europe to redefine marriage is not to benefit gay men and women for their own sake; they have Civil Partnerships which give them every legal protection they might need. But is to begin the process of legitimising polygamy, which will mostly benefit Muslims.
Last week the Swedish Centre Party had to drop proposals to legitimise polygamy and make changes to inheritage rights from their programme because there were rifts which indicated that "We are not finished yet. Much work remains to be done," said vice chair Anders W Jonsson. "There will be reservation, that's guaranteed," said party executive member Frederik Federley.
Meanwhile those who want to lower the age of consent, which would pave the way for child marriage and child concubinage feel encouraged recently. This is Peter Tachell on why it is a 'good idea'.
The slow jihad has just clashed with the violent jihad. Again.