Imam tells Nigel Farage there’s ‘nothing in the Koran about killing gay people’ after attack on LGBT venue in Oslo
GB News presenter Nigel Farage quizzed the imam on the Quran’s stance on homosexuality
Imam and provost of the Oxford Institute for British Islam Dr Taj Hargey told GB News presenter Nigel Farage there was ‘nothing in the Quran that talks about killing gay people’ after an attack on a place LGBT in Oslo.
Asked by Nigel to clarify whether the Koran declares homosexuality a sin, Dr Hargey replied: “It does not condone homosexuality, just like Judaism and Christianity, so it takes the same position as the Abrahamic religions. .”
Dr Hargey added: “However, while it may not endorse homosexuality, nothing in the Quran says anything about anyone taking the life of a homosexual.
“It’s totally forbidden, it’s not possible.
“In chapter five, verse 32, it says that if you take a life, it is as if you have killed all mankind, and if you have saved a life, it is as if you have saved all mankind. humanity.
The professor condemned the assailant as “un-Islamic and un-Quranic”.
The conversation between Nigel and Dr Hargey fell following a shooting at an LGBT bar in Oslo, Norway.
Authorities said the suspect, a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen of Iranian descent, was believed to be a radicalized Islamist with a history of mental illness known to intelligence services since 2015.
The gunman stormed the bar in the early hours of Saturday morning, resulting in gunned down victims inside and outside the London Pub, a favorite hub of Oslo’s LGBTQ scene.
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Dr Hargey came to public attention last year, after condemning the BBC for “giving a platform to a Taliban apologist”.
The imam spoke out against the broadcaster’s decision to feature Khola Hasan on the show, which implied that all Muslims in Britain were celebrating the Taliban’s return to power.
Calling Ms. Hasan’s speech “inarticulate guts”, the imam openly announced that he strongly opposes Islamism.
Dr Hargey has founded a new Muslim-led think tank, the Oxford Institute for British Islam, in the hope of “empowering young Muslims today theologically” to resist conflicting, hostile and Islamic fundamentalists.
Launching the think tank last month, Dr Hargey said it “will demonstrate that violence against non-Muslims, blasphemers and apostates, FGM, suppression of women, stoning to death – all these barbaric practices – have no Quranic validation”.