The late Indian-born sheikh Ahmed Hoosen Deedat had many bizarre opinions based solely on the spiteful seventh-century fictions known as the Qur’an and Sunnah. Early in his life, Deedat moved to South Africa, where he quickly developed an interest in converting Christians to Islam. He used every possible opportunity for da’wah, and studied the Bible to try to refute Christians’ arguments. Only in his senior years did he become world-famous for his evangelism, and he is directly responsible for the rise of hate preacher Zakir Naik.
In 1986 Deedat began international tours where he would give speeches about the glory of Islam, including Muhammad’s marriage to a 6-year-old girl. After a successful ten-year run as a public speaker, the universe decided it had enough of Deedat’s hate preaching – the evangelist had a stroke which left him paralyzed below the neck. Speaking of his hate preaching career, let’s have a look at some of the most absurd things this Muslim said!
For one, France banned the sale and distribution of anything by Deedat, claiming it was anti-western and anti-Semitic. Australian politician Franca Arena accused Deedat of “Bible-bashing,” partly because Deedat claims the book has “pornographic language” in it and thus “cannot be the word of God.” Aside from pissing off Christians, Deedat even angered his fellow Muslims when he said that Muslim women shouldn’t go to the mosque to pray due to sharia-based gender-mixing regulations – though women pray and perform wudu (ritual washing) in a separate room! His actual quotes are extremely vitriolic and quite shocking to those unfamiliar with crazy Muslims.
“God almighty punishes [gays] with AIDS,” Deedat stated in one sermon, beaming with glee while discussing the subject. “What a beautiful word, AIDS, for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.” Yes, this Muslim pulled a Fred Phelps and claimed AIDS was divine retribution against gays. For one, gays have been around a lot longer than AIDS, and for two, celebrating a terrifying condition like AIDS is truly inhumane, especially considering that there were very few treatments around when Deedat gave the sermon.
“Your [western] law won’t allow [polygamy],” Deedat commented. “You’d be getting a dozen illegitimate children every year, they don’t mind that.” I doubt anyone is getting a dozen “illegitimate” children every year; even Octo-Mom can’t produce that many offspring. Deedat then criticized the west’s acceptance of sexual liberation in true troglodyte fashion: “You can plant your wild oats as you like, but don’t marry. Sodomy? Legalized. Lesbianism? Legalized. But when it comes to lawful marriage, natural – polygamy is natural, you say ‘on my dead body, go to jail’ and I say, ‘this is an answer to your problems.'” Uhh, polygamy isn’t exactly lawful in the west. And if polygamy is natural, what about polyandry? Deedat didn’t comment on the subject since the pile of sexist crap commonly known as Islam gives men special rights it doesn’t afford to women.
Deedat is six feet under the ground, but his legacy of hatred lives on through his prodigy, hate preacher Zakir Naik.