Ex-Muslims accused of ‘Islamophobia’ at London Pride

By Barry Duke

The organisers of last weekend London’s Pride festival have received a formal complaint from a mosque accused on a banner, pictured above, of inciting the murder of gay people.

East London Mosque spokesman Salman Farsi told the Standard:

We’ve raised a complaint with the co-chairs of the event that the group – [the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain] –was inciting hatred against Muslims, and in particular [in relation] to our good name, based on absolutely groundless reasons.

Ex-Muslims were seen carrying a series of controversial signs during the march through the capital last weekend.

Banners bearing slogans such as “Allah is gay” and “Fuck Islamic homophobia” were carried at the event by members of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB), who were a participating group listed on Pride’s website.

Farsi added:

Our track record for challenging homophobia in East London is quite well known.

He citing campaigns to condemn “gay-hate” stickers that sprung up around Tower Hamlets several years ago and the mosque’s public condemnations of attacks on LGBT people.

For us to see such a mainstream event that is supposed to celebrate tolerance and love used as a hate platform was really quite shocking. One of the signs said ‘Islamophobia is an oxymoron’.

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