Punishment for dating in islam
Even during meetings of the local council, prominent supporters of Tower Hamlets’ controversial directly-elected mayor, Lutfur Rahman – dropped by the Labour Party for his links to Islamic fundamentalism - have persistently targeted gay councillors with homophobic abuse and intimidation from the public gallery. The Conservative leader, Peter Golds, was repeatedly heckled as “Mrs Golds” and a “poofter”.The Labour leader, Josh Peck, was attacked with animal noises and cries of “Unnatural acts! Mr Golds said: “If that happened in a football stadium, arrests would have taken place.then the campaign will begin.” The dating agency has now closed and the woman has left the area.
Another Labour councillor said that the Met is now the reverse of what it must have been like in the 1970s, with a complete lack of interest when white people make complaints of harassment and hatred.” In February this year, dozens of stickers appeared across Tower Hamlets quoting the Koran, declaring the borough a “gay-free zone” and stating that “verily Allah is severe in punishment.” The Sunday Telegraph has learned that during a routine stop-and-search at the time police found a young Muslim man with a number of the stickers in his possession.Tower Hamlets’ gay community has become a particular target of extremists.Homophobic crimes in the borough have risen by 80 per cent since 2007/8, and by 21 per cent over the last year, a period when there was a slight drop in London as a whole.In 2008 a 20-year-old student, Oli Hemsley, was left permanently paralysed after an attack by a group of young Muslims outside the pub.Only one of his assailants has been caught and jailed.