Where is gay leadership in the West? Attacking me or my colleagues for highlighting Muslim oppression of gays. Worse still, decidedly leftwing gay leadership in America support sharia leaders such as Linda Sarsour and Ilhan Omar. Whenver my organization, AFDI, created awareness campaigns highlighting Islamic oppression of gays, we were condemned and attacked gay leadership in this country. Scroll here. The sanction of brutal of gays under Islam continues. I spoke at an LGBT event at the RNC decrying the treatment of gays under Islam, and the mainstream media attacked the event with a vengeance. Gay leadership has condemned me (and my colleagues) who oppose the most brutal, homophobic and extreme ideology on the face of the earth, while stumping for their executioners. They were loud and proud against our ads highlighting the brutal oppression and subjugation of gays under sharia. They were holding press conferences condemning me. Gay organizations in America say nothing about this, but loudly condemned my ad campaign highlighting Muslim oppression of gays under the sharia. That includes the San Francisco Board of Examiners, the Human Rights Commission, SFHRC head transgender Theresa Sparks, but most especially the enemedia. They called our ads hate and issued a resolution condemning our AFDI ad campaign (the first of its kind) against our organization for merely quoting Muslim political leaders, spiritual leaders and cultural voices in the Muslim community who call for the torture and death of gay people.
Bangladesh Charges Eight Islamist Extremists Over Gay Activists’ Murders
Dhaka police’s counter terrorism unit filed the charge-sheet against the eight men, saying they were members of Ansar al Islam, deputy commissioner of police Mohibul Islam Khan told AFP.
Dhaka: Eight Islamist extremists from a banned group were charged by Bangladesh police on Sunday for the 2016 murders of two prominent gay rights activists.
The Dhaka police’s counter terrorism unit filed the charge-sheet against the eight men, saying they were members of Ansar al Islam, said Deputy Commissioner of Police Mohibul Islam Khan told AFP.
“Among them four have been arrested and the rest are still at large,” he said, adding the group was led by Syed Ziaul Haque, a sacked Bangladesh army major who was leading the extremist group.
Xulhaz Mannan, publisher of Bangladesh’s first magazine for the gay and lesbian community, and fellow activist Mahbub Tonoy were hacked to death in a Dhaka apartment in April 2016 by unidentified men carrying machetes and guns.
Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) said it was behind the killings of the men, both aged 35, who it said had worked to “promote homosexuality” in Bangladesh.
But Bangladesh police chiefs have said their murders bear the hallmarks of local Islamists, denying that international jihadist networks have a presence in the world’s third largest Muslim-majority country.
Ansar al Islam — also known as Ansarullah Bangla Team — has been blamed for a series of murders since 2013, including of atheist writers, publishers, members of religious minorities, social activists and foreign aid workers.
Washington had condemned the killings of Tonoy and Mannan, who worked for US government aid organisation USAID. Both men had received threats from Islamists over their championing of gay rights.
Bangladesh launched a crackdown on Islamist extremism after attacks in July 2016, when IS-inspired militants stormed a Dhaka cafe killing 22 people, including 18 foreigners.
Since the 2016 attacks, security forces have staged nationwide raids in which, they say, nearly 100 members of two extremist Islamist groups have been killed. Hundreds of suspects have been detained.
The South Asian nation has also boosted security since April 21 Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, which killed 258 and were carried out by jihadists affiliated to the Islamic State group.
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