|Islamists Issues Fatwa on Gay-Friendly Mosques|
|by Tom McGregor||Tue, Sep 16, 2014, 02:18 AM|
A Professor of Islam at Oxford University, Taj Hargey, argues that the Prophet Mohammed forbids Muslims from eating pork, but he insists that those who pray to Allah can get a gay marriage. Nevertheless, Muslim militants disagree and have issued a fatwa to declare jihad against pro-LGBT mosques.
The Daily Telegraph of London reports that, "A Muslim academic is vowing to push ahead with the launch of his woman and gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats. Taj Hargey, director of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford, a group of "forward thinking" Muslims, said his Open Mosque will welcome all genders, religions and sexual orientations when it opens in Wynberg, a Cape Town suburb, on Friday."
"South Africans have become Arabised, they think they must wear the burka, must have face masks, that men must wear pyjama dresses. They think that is the only version of Islam."
According to the Telegraph, "With over 300 people expected to attend the first service, Mr Hargey, who has caused a similar uproar in Britain when he called on Muslims to ban the burka, says the response to the Open Mosque has ranged from ecstatic to apoplectic. "A 77-year-old grandmother just called me and said: 'All my life I've been waiting for this, for the first time I can go to a mosque and be warmly welcome,'" he said."
Mr. Hargey has disclosed that he has received numerous death threats.
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