In the wake of the deadliest massacre on American soil since 9/11, damning video has surfaced from an Orlando-area mosque capturing some rather controversial statements from an imam invited to speak there.
In April, the United West investigative team reported on Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar speaking at the Husseini Islamic Center in Sanford, Florida, and what he had to say to the congregation could very well have motivated the shooter at Pulse night club. Apparently, Sekaleshfar is a fan of killing homosexuals, and he did his best to convince his audience that it’s the compassionate thing to do.
“Death is the sentence. We know there’s nothing to be embarrassed about this, death is the sentence…We have to have that compassion for people, with homosexuals, it’s the same, out of compassion, let’s get rid of them now.”
Yeah, that’s no good. We are in America, and regardless of whether or not you agree with the homosexual lifestyle, they have every right to lead their lives as they want to.
That’s the beauty of this country. Unfortunately, Islam commands that its followers murder homosexuals because it’s completely against their religion.
When Omar Mateen opened fire on a group of peaceful Americans last night, he was attacking them because they were exercising their rights as Americans – rights that stood in contrast to his deeply held religious beliefs. But what we have to remember is they weren’t gay Americans, and not queer Americans. Just Americans, and they were Americans who didn’t deserve any of what happened to them.
It’s up to us to defend the rights of everyone, especially those with whom we disagree, and come together after this horrific attack and show the world that while we may have our differences here at home, we will still fight to defend our fellow countrymen regardless of what happens.