Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Three Convicted for Advocating Death for Gays; Muslim Men Handed Out Pamphlets Urging Death

The Ethics Daily website reports today (January 24, 2012) that -- in the first court case of its kind -- a British court has convicted three Muslim men of openly advocating the execution of gays.

Jurors in Derby, England on January 20 found Ihjaz Ali, Kabir Ahmed, and Razwan Javed guilty of trying to stir up hatred by handing out provocative pamphlets calling for homosexuals to be put to death.

The pamphlet carried quotations from Islamic texts saying that only through capital punishment could society be cleansed of homosexuality, "this immoral crime."

Conviction carries a maximum prison term of seven years. Sentencing is scheduled for February.