There’s something fishy about this Muslim named Salmon- err, Salmin. He’s a sheikh currently serving as the secretary general of the Malawi Association of Muslims, and he really has it out for gays. Malawi’s current law states that homosexuality can be punished by up to 14 years behind bars. That’s pretty extreme for something that shouldn’t be a crime. However, jailing gays isn’t enough for Idrussi. He wants them dead – because sharia says so.
Instead of addressing the numerous problems in Malawi, such as poverty and malaria, the Muslims there think everything would be better if those damned gays would stop boning each other. Idrussi stated: “Malawi is regarded as a secular state, but the country is blessed with God-fearing citizens who can’t afford to deviate from God’s commandments for the sake of pleasing others who practice the act [of homosexuality.]” If everyone feared your god so much, why are there still gays who are seeking romance in Malawi? Hmm? And what gave you the right to to tell others how they should live? Religious folk of numerous varieties suffer the same mentality, that they are the arbiters of morality and what they say should be law. They fail to consider that those who don’t agree with their beliefs aren’t trying to harm them or ruin their faith in any way; they just want to live their own lives how they choose.
“Even animals like goats don’t do this [gay sex], what more with human beings like us who were blessed with wisdom by the almighty God?” Idrussi asked. “The offenders need to be handed death penalty as a way of making sure that the issue is curbed.” Well, good to know that you’re a fan of watching goats mating, Idrussi. Seriously, do these Islamic nutjobs not consider the implications of the ridiculous (and false) arguments they give?! As for the death penalty – yep, that’s the “proud tradition of tolerance” Barack Hussein Obama claims Islam is known for. Hopefully Malawi catches up to the civilized world with regard to marriage equality and freedom from religion.