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Uni Professor Condemns Anti-LGBT Sermon That Encourages People to Break the Law

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University Professor of UCSI University Dr Mohd Tajuddin Bin Mohd Rasdi has condemned a Friday sermon that he heard was denouncing and demonising the LGBT community.

In an interview with FMT, he said he heard the sermon at a mosque within the compound of a boarding school in Kajang.

From what he heard, he alleged that the sermon, which was drafted by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais), was “unreasonably harsh and encouraged hatred towards the minority group”.

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Source: FMT

He also said that those who wrote the sermon had seemed to make it appear okay for Muslims to take the law into their own hands when dealing with LGBT. Which is absolutely wrong if you ask me.

He also told FMT: “Since when does Malay Islam override the constitutional and basic human rights of individuals?” he said.

“Clearly, the writers have a lot to learn about communication in a democratic and global world.”

“Nothing was said about the eight people who assaulted a transgender.”

Here, he was referring to the recent incident in Seremban where a transgender woman was brutally attacked by eight men, leaving her in critical condition with broken ribs and backbone as well as a punctured spleen.

He also mentioned Nisha Ayub, a renowned Malaysian LGBT activist who has been receiving death threats for her services to the community. She received the US Secretary of State’s 2016 International Women of Courage Award, and yet, she has been receiving more and more death threats, as of the recent incident with her portrait being removed from one of the exhibitions at the George Town Festival.

This Academic Has Stepped Out To Condemn An Anti-LGBT Sermon - WORLD OF BUZZ
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Dr Tajuddin isn’t alone in his condemnation of the sermon as Former MP Tawfik Ismail has also agreed with his sentiments that the sermon encourages Muslims to break the law.

He has since urged Tajuddin to write in to the Selangor government to inquire whether JAIS encourages the sermon and to ask for the writers to be suspended.

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Source: FMT

Tawfik added that the sermon was not only unislamic but also seditious “as it is against the constitution and the head of religion in the state, the Sultan”.

One shouldn’t take the law into their own hands, and really guys, there are better things to do than spread hate. More importantly, violence is never the answer! 

 

Also read: Many Malaysians Are Boycotting Shell Because They Support LGBT

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