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LGBTQ – The Islamic Perspective – Canada



Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld is one of America’s most noted economic warfare and counter-terrorism scholars, who runs the American Center for Democracy and its Economic Warfare Institute. She has published hundreds of articles, numerous white papers and several books, including “Funding Evil” – How Terrorism is Financed; and How to Stop It.” She successfully lobbied New York and Congress to enact laws to protect American journalists, scholars, writers and publishers from the enforcement of foreign libel judgements in the U.S. Her efforts resulted in the passage of NY’s “Rachel’s Law” (2008), and the federal SPEECH Act, signed into law by Pres. Obama in 2010.

By Rachel Ehrenfeld, President, American Center for Democracy

(Note: This special report is being reprinted here, with permission from Dr. Ehernefeld)

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, touts himself as a leader who equality and rights for the LGBTQ community. At the same time, he also embraces and promotes the growing Islamist movement in Canada, which views homosexuality as a crime punishable by lashing and even death. And the Islamists make no secret of their views. They promote them in mosques, public lecturers, articles and books often distributed free in bookstores and on city street corners.

In November 2016, Trudeau has appointed a special advisor to develop and coordinate the Canadian government’s LGBTQ agenda within and without Canada. Trudeau’s government is also:

“funding and implementing LGBTQ-related projects abroad supporting violence-prevention programs, awareness-raising campaigns and advocacy efforts, including initiatives aimed to combat homophobia and transphobia in education systems.”

Trudeau has spoken of the “great strides in securing legal rights for the LGBTQ community in Canada. But the fight to end discrimination is not over and a lot of hard work still needs to be done. Canadians know our country is made stronger because of our diversity, not in spite of it.”

A Pride parade in Toronto, Canada

Yet, Canada, which prides itself on its draconian “hate speech” laws, allows major Muslim organizations, imams preaching in mosques, open lectures, books, videos and on social media, the notion that:

“The Hadd [fixed punishment] of homosexuality is stoning to death. The methods of killing them (the two who committed the homosexual act) that have been related from the Companions have differed. From among them, there were those who burned them with fire. Others among them killed them by stoning them with stones.  Ibn Abbas said about them:

“The highest building in the village should be sought, then they should be thrown from it upside down (i.e. on their heads). Then they should be stoned after that.” 

– Excerpts from the book Minhaj-Al-Muslim by Abu Bakr Al-Jazairy (purchased at the Islamic Circle of North America’s bookstore in Toronto)

These are no different attitudes than those of the Salafis, such as Da’esh (ISIS), the Muslim Brotherhood’s affiliate, Hamas, and the mullahs in Iran.  See for yourself:


Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, a Canadian Muslim scholar, and Imam:

Video 1 -“The Islamic Law says that if you’re caught in an act in an Islamic State you will be executed. If you’re been seen by four witnesses etc. execution. That’s the law.”

Video 2 – “It becomes a problem. Delaying marriage… Once we delay it [marriage] brings in [moral] corruption. Worse than that, you end up with lesbianism, homosexuality gets born out of those circumstances.”

Video 3 – “If one were to consider homosexuality to be not a result of choice, meaning God made him that way, then it is inconceivable that God is going to prescribe a punishment for an inclination which people have no control of.”

Wael Shihab, Imam of the mosque Masjid Toronto, affiliated with the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC):

“Homosexuality is a sinful act in Islam… we should not associate with them and should not take them as friends… In Islam, changing one’s sex is not permissible if the person (male or female) has ‎complete male or female sex organs… Given the above, it’s my advice for him to return back to his original sex and go through professional counseling and treatment to lead normal happy life.”

Yusuf Badat, President of the Canadian Council of Imams:

“People who identify as transgender or transsexual are usually people who are born with typical male or female anatomies but feel as though they have been born into the ‘wrong body’. These individuals can gain mental treatment and guidance through counseling and therapy… It is prohibited to have a sex reassignment surgery in Islam.”

ISIS enforcing shariah law on a suspected homosexual man in Raqaa, Syria, by throwing him off the tallest building. If he survived the fall, a gang of Muslims on the ground wait with rocks to crush him to death.

Abdullah Hakim Quick, Vice President of the Canadian Council of Imams:

“So he said: what is the position of Islam on homosexuality? They ask me. So newspaper, right? So I said: put my name in the paper. The position is death. And we cannot change Islam.

“But then they said to me: this is a question you got to consider. They said: what happens if a homosexual comes to the majid (mosque)? What are you going to do? So he said: Allah forgives all sins.

“If he is serious, and a person came to me, and he came in the office and he said he was homosexual, cried. I said: what happened to you? And he said: my father abused me. He is a Muslim. So I… said: brother, you know you are sick. He said: I’m sick.

“So we sent him to a Muslim psychiatrist, so he can work through his problem, and then bring him back into the masjid (mosque).

“So anything can come now these days. Anything is going to come at us, but we cannot allow in the name of Islam gay masjid (mosque) to come. We cannot allow this, man. And they’re trying to do this…

“It [homosexuality] goes with Zionism. And really it seems like, Allah knows best if they are Dajjal’s (Antichrist) army while it is mostly Jews but probably there will be homosexuals with them too.”

Shabir Ally, the President of the Islamic Information & Dawah Centre International in Toronto:

“But God’s law says that what we’re talking about here [homosexuality] is wrong, and if they do that wrong they have to face it.

Shabir Ally

“So some say, no but we cannot help it. How do you mean you cannot help it? This is the continual call of the Satan.

“Satan tells the child molester you cannot help yourself you have to molest children. You see the short criminal mind? It is shown here the criminal mind.

“Some people have some criminal mind they cannot help themselves, they have to go murder the next victim, and the next victim, and the next victim. So this is they cannot help themselves.

“What do we say? You should be able to help yourself. Stop yourself. Right? Go to the guidance of Allah, glorified and exalted be He, do what is right. Just because you have an inner desire you have to commit crime doesn’t mean that you have to commit crime. You can stop yourself, right?”

“Some people have some criminal mind they cannot help themselves, they have to go murder the next victim, and the next victim, and the next victim. So this is they cannot help themselves.

Imam Syed B. Soharwardy, the founder of Muslims Against Terrorism (MAT) and the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada (ISCC):

“According to the teachings of Islam homosexual behavior is an abnormal behavior and must be cured. Homosexuality is completely forbidden in Islam and it is one of the KABA-IR (big) sins according to Islam.”

Hacene Chebbani, The director of religious programming at the Islamic Information Society of Calgary:

“Allah, Exalted and Glorified be He, will not create something, humans in a certain way, and then punish them for something that He himself, it is impossible. This is not the justice (عدالة) of Allah, Exalted and Glorified be He. But anyway, between them there is a great controversy that the media, the filthy media is trying to promote this subject…

“Now, here [in the Quran] Allah, Exalted and Glorified be He, is saying in this verse [أية] Say O Mohammad [قل يا محمد] Allah has made, has forbidden all extreme immoralities [فواحش], all extreme immoralities, and this [homosexuality] is included. This is one of the immoralities… This is what happening now. Good was turned, what is good was turned into a evil [منكر], evil and what is evil became something good, something popular and a trend. The people are proud, are proud to publicly say: I am so and so, I am so and so. In Europe, we have four prime ministers, or five ministers who publicly declared that they are gays and lesbians. In Europe. Nowadays. The last decade, ten years or less. This is something new. So the one who refuses to accept their evil sins becomes the one who is intolerant, intolerant, a bigot, uncivilized…

“They want us to keep quiet, not to talk about it, not to say [anything against it]. They have the right to express their views and promote it. They organize rallies, pride, pride rallies. But you, you don’t talk it, you are intolerant…

“But Allah, Exalted and Glorified be He, destroyed a nation for this act… Allah, Exalted and Glorified be He, made it clear that He destroyed [the people of Lut] because of this sin, this major sin.”

Arif Jahangiri, Secretary-General, ICNA Canada (Islamic Circle of North America):

“Our children, their school curriculum was changed and introduced a chapter about different lifestyles and sexual orientation. We gave our right of making policy on education in the hands of those who are not capable of giving birth of a child even.”

Farrah Marfatia, Principal of Maingate Islamic Academ in Mississauga, Ontario, authored a guide entitled “How To Talk To Your Muslim Child” which provided parents with advice and tools to cope with topics in the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Health Education Curriculum (2015), also known as the sex-ed curriculum. The 1st Edition of the guide was edited by Sheikh Zahir Bacchus, Sheikh Omar Subedar, Imam Belal Ahmad, Omar Zia, Bushra Tobah, and Rizwan Wadhera.

A clarification by Quran Speaks YouTube Channel: Farrah Marfatia does not advocate for Ontario’s sex ed curriculum. Her advice here is intended for parents of public school students. Maingate Islamic Academy does not follow the Ontario sex ed curriculum.

The following are excerpts from Marfatia’s guide:

“The Prophet [Mohammad] ﷺ told us that homosexuals are cursed by Allah as are the men who imitate or dress up like women.”

“In Islam, only a man can marry a woman and only a woman can marry a man–we are not allowed to marry people of the same gender. When people engage in same-sex relationships they go against the natural disposition (fitrah) of human beings and are unable to reproduce.”

“Being transgender is not permissible in Islam because choosing to imitate the opposite sex in movements and speech is not permissible in Islam.”

“All other members of the LGBTQ community make a choice to ‘feel’ that way despite the fact that Allah did not create them that way. This is why it is not permissible.”

“Sexual activity such as anal sex is not allowed for Muslims… it can lead to sicknesses… and is also displeasing to Allah.

“In the Quran, Allah shares a story of a people who did not follow His guidance… These people did not listen to Prophet Lut (peace be upon him) and did not want to follow Allah’s guidance so they were punished for their disobedience with a shower of stones.”

Mustafa Khattab, the imam of the St. Catharines mosque and a member of the Canadian Council of Imams:

“Homosexuality is against everything. It is against akhlaq [moral values] it’s against nature or the way we are created… So, homosexuality is not permissible. The reason the people of Lot peace be upon him were destroyed in Sodom and Gomorrah, because of this sin, so it is not permissible… in my view, as I said homosexuality is abnormal, this is not the norm… personally I don’t like to be associated with them.”

A street preacher at Toronto’s Dundas Square:

“If you are gay you are cursed because it is disgusting, because you are a man and you are having sex with another man which is the cause of AIDS… Homosexuality is wrong and a sin and if you are a homosexual you are cursed… when you die you will have to answer to God for your evil Satanic actions…”

Syed Muhammad Rizvi, the Imam of the Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat of Toronto and a prominent Shiite scholar and cleric in Canada, wrote a book entitled “Marriage and Moral in Islam.”  Excerpts:

“In the Islamic legal system, homosexuality is a punishable crime against the laws of God. In the case of homosexuality between two males, the active partner is to be lashed a hundred times if he is unmarried and killed if he is married; whereas the passive partner is to be killed regardless of his marital status.

“In the case of two females (i.e., lesbianism), the sinners are to be lashed a hundred times if they are unmarried and stoned to death if they are married.”

Excerpts from the book “Fatawa Islamiyah” (Islamic Verdicts), Vol. 6, p. 199, (purchased at an Islamic bookstore in Scarborough, Ontario):

“The Ruling on Sodomy and the Punishment Thereof […] the punishment for one who does that or allows it to be done to him is that he be killed. Or, to be burnt or to be stoned. Or, to be thrown from the highest point (mountain, tower, lofty building etc.), then to follow it with stoning…”

Excerpts from the book “Minhaj-Al-Muslim” by Abu Bakr Al-Jazairy (purchased at the Islamic Circle of North America’s bookstore in Toronto):

“The Hadd [fixed punishment] of homosexuality is stoning to death…

“The methods of killing them (the two who committed the homosexual act) that have been related from the Companions have differed. From among them, there were those who burned them with fire. Others among them killed them by stoning them with stones.

“Ibn ‘Abbas said about them. ‘The highest building in the village should be sought, then they should be thrown from it upside down (i.e. on their heads). Then they should be stoned after that.'”

Excerpts from the book “The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam” by Yusuf Al Qaradawi (was sold at ISNA Canada bookstore):

“We must be aware that in regulating the sexual drive Islam has prohibited not only illicit sexual relations and all ways which lead to them but also the sexual deviation known as sodomy. This perverted act is a reversal of the natural order, a corruption of man’s sexuality, and a crime against the rights of females…

“The jurists of Islam have held different opinions concerning the punishment for this abominable practice. Should it be the same as the punishment for zina [adultery, which means that the married sinner is stoned to death], or should both the active and passive participations [sic] be put to death? While such punishments may seem cruel, they have been suggested to maintain the purity of the Islamic society and to keep it clean of perverted elements.”


The book “24 Hours With The Prophet,” which was distributed for free at the Islamic booth at Dundas Square in Toronto, considers homosexuality “a major sin.”


Excerpts from the book, “Clear Your Doubts About Islam,” was distributed for free at the Islamic book at Toronto’s Dundas Square. Excerpt:

“In the West today, homosexuality and lesbianism have come to be seen as an alternative lifestyle subject to personal preference… Islam considers homosexuality to be the result of human choice… It is inconceivable that God would have made some people homosexuals then declared it a punishable crime… Inclinations can exist within humans toward a variety of natural acts and unnatural ones such as rape, pedophilia or bestiality.”