Last Updated on October 28, 2023
A Palestinian Sheikh at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque led the congregation there in declaring that homosexual “abominations” are not welcome in Palestine, citing the story of Sodom and Gomorrah while vowing to “trample” such “perversion.”
Video footage of Palestinian Sheikh Mohammed Sleem Ali disavowing homosexuality was published after being translated by the Middle Eastern Media Research Institute (MEMRI/MemriTV). The footage, which was originally recorded in 2022, is spreading online as the conflict between Israel and Hamas continues to escalate and as members of the militantly gay radical left in the United States and other Western countries rally around the Palestinian war cause, comparing the plight of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to what the left claims is the plight of minorities and homosexuals in the Western world.
Their support has drawn massive ridicule from Westerners and Palestinians alike considering that homosexuality is banned in Islam under the penalty of death.
Some on the far left have even attempted to completely merge the Palestinian cause with the LGBT movement and gay/trans pride flags have been seen flying alongside Palestinian flags at street protests. This is despite the well-known fact that Palestinians and others in the Islamic world are incredibly intolerant of homosexuals and routinely toss them off of rooftops.
“Our Muslim Palestinian people will not accept a single homosexual declaring his abomination,” Ali declared in his 2022 message to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
“Will you allow a single homosexual on the land of Jerusalem and Palestine? Will you allow that?” he asked the congregation.
“NO!” they replied.
“Our people will not allow there to be institutions that promote this abomination on the blessed, and pure land of Palestine,” Ali went on. “They will not allow any omission or change to the laws of the sharia’a nor will they accept curricula that go against the laws of Islam.”
“Oh Muslims, follow the example of your messenger,” he said. “Trample underfoot anything that is prohibited, haram, and contradicts the religion of Islam,” he added, before calling for the end of integrated male and female academic settings and then pivoting back to rejecting homosexuality.
“We hereby declare that we reject and abhor all the manifestations of homosexuality and perversion. Allah tormented and annihilated the people of Sodom for engaging in this crime. We stress our absolute rejection of the existence of institutions that encourage homosexuality and promiscuity.”
“We demand that these institutions be shut down immediately. Such phenomena are an obstacle to victory and they bring the wrath of Allah down on all of us.”
Watch the translated video footage below:
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