Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is outraged that Islamist Yasir Qadhi spoke in Harrogate, Yorkshire on the 22nd of April, and in London on the 23rd of April in events organised by Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend), a front group for extremists.

American-born Yasir Qadhi has been recorded saying:  “…definitely this is a part of our religion to stone the adulterer and to chop the head off of the sorcerer and so many other things, and to kill, by the way, the homosexual – this is also our religion. The fiqh rulings say that the homosexual is be killed, OK?”

On homosexuality he adds: “Look at how this own society and culture has evolved in the way it looks at homosexuals. In our own time, I remember as a kid in the 80s, which gives you an idea how old I was, growing up in the 80s, I remember how homosexuals were looked down upon and the names that were given to these people. And how disgusted the average masses were with that segment of society. Now look at how we have regressed not progressed where it is impossible – forget a Muslim, even a Christian or Jew – cannot stand up in public in front of a non-Muslim audience and speak against homosexuality. ‘He’s a homophobe, he’s an evil person, how dare he preaches ‘hatred’ against this group of people’ – a group of people by the way who were punished the likes of which no other nation has been punished from the time of Adam until the day of judgment. No community, no group of people have been punished like the people of Lut have been punished…”

On apostasy, he says: “If you become murtad in a land that is not ruled by the Sharia, this is your freedom; we cannot do anything. So the whole question – and I am saying this now because our religion is being attacked: ‘You guys have a blasphemy law, if somebody leaves your religion, you have to cut his head off’ – that’s what we are told. The response is very simple: no. Our Sharia tells us that in lands that are not ruled by Islam… it’s not the land where Sharia is going to be implemented. So in lands other than the land of Islam, there’s no question, the Sharia would say, we don’t implement that and of course whether we implement it or not, even in Islamic lands, there is a whole long conditions for that.”

On blasphemy, he says: “To make fun of Allah and his Messenger, the punishment is death. If you ridicule, you curse Allah and his Messenger, the punishment for that is death. And the scholars said he who curses Allah’s Messenger, the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), it doesn’t matter, obviously when we are in an Islamic state, we’re not talking about America or England, when we are in an Islamic state it doesn’t matter what he does after that. Even if he repents he is going to be killed. The correct opinion is that a person who curses Allah’s Messenger, and makes fun of Allah’s Messenger, and denigrates the status of Allah’s Messenger, his punishment is death as soon as he utters that statement. It doesn’t matter if he repents after that or not. His repentance is with Allah. We don’t care. Our punishment, we are not allowed to forgive that man. We have to kill him as soon as the Islamic state takes hold of him. And this is not the case in a kafir country, we don’t do this in a non-Muslim country, it’s not our right to do it.”

Like all good Islamists using double-speak to dupe the public, Qadhi says punishments against homosexuals, apostates or blasphemers are not applicable in countries that are not ruled by Sharia, whilst legitimising discrimination and violence in “Islamic lands”.

In a climate where Islamists demand the elimination of gay people from Chechnya or the hanging of apostates/blasphemers from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh to Iran, Qadhi’s hate preaching for an “Islamic charity” in the UK is nothing short of an abomination.

For more information on Qadhi, see here.