‘Cleric who incites murder of gays must be banned from Britain’ – GALHA

Qaradawi2Reacting to an Al Jazeera report that the Islamist cleric Yusuf Al-Qaradawi has called for the execution of the Crown Prince of Qatar because he is gay, the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA) has called on Home Secretary Charles Clarke to permanently ban Al-Qaradawi from Britain.

A spokesperson for GALHA said: “If there was any doubt about Qaradawi’s fundamentalist credentials, this latest outburst will put it to rest. To call for the execution of Prince Tameem Bin Hamad Al-Thani simply because he is gay flies in the face of all international human rights conventions. It is not acceptable in a developed nation such as Britain to allow people who encourage the murder of innocents to be permitted free reign to do it. Gay people must be protected from this kind of lethal hate-speech. We have written to the Home Secretary asking him to impose a permanent banning order on Qaradawi. Britain could surely do without such people at a time when religious tensions are so high.”

GALHA news release, 2 August 2005

Unfortunately for GALHA, as Islamophobia Watch has already pointed out the quote isn’t from Qaradawi at all, but from another person entirely. See here.