The US Supreme Court ruled yesterday that employers and businesses can be sued if they discriminate against LGBT. I’ve talked about this case several times and spelled out the implications for masajid, Islamic schools, Muslim orgs, and Muslim-owned businesses.
This ruling creates a HUGE problem for all Muslim institutions in the US. AS WE SPEAK, pro-LGBT activists are strategizing how to use this new legal landscape to force Muslim institutions to accept their fahisha through the civil courts. This is a major step in further restricting how Muslims can think and make decisions for themselves, their families, their orgs and businesses. The damage that is set to be caused by this cannot be overstated.
Some Muslims mistakenly think that the passage of this pro-LGBT law is somehow good for Muslims because, without this law, Muslims could be discriminated against too. This is complete and utter ignorance of the law. Title VII passed in 1964 already protects Muslims from religious discrimination. The new legislation, however, can be used to viciously attack masajid and Muslim orgs for believing what we believe, namely the truth about modern day Qawm Lut.
It is ironic, then, how the major national Muslim orgs in America and their celebrities had ZERO opposition to this. These orgs are supposedly concerned with the best interests of the Muslim community, yet they have nothing to say if it is the left wing that is stabbing us in the face. In some cases, figures like Linda Sarsour and orgs like CAIR, actually loudly supported the LGBT cause. And then there were the special celebrities who, short of wearing LGBT pride flags, propped up these pro-LGBT activists, sat with them on panels, shared the stage with them at conference after conference without a peep of criticism, took selfies with them, etc. Remember all the compassionate imams who posted #IMarchWithLinda?
Many of us do.
Let’s take a look at two of the biggest offenders: Yasir Qadhi and Omar Suleiman. They deceive (yes, deceive) the Muslim community by repeating “gay sex is haram” while at the same time promoting LGBT policies and pro-LGBT activists. Their organizations push gay marriage and they invite pro-LGBT rights activists to speak at their masajid.
Who is holding these celebrities accountable?
While the Muslim community suffers from this LGBT assault, these celebrities benefit handsomely by being in the good graces of the left wing. They enjoy their university positions, their funding, invitations to “pray” in front of Congress and former presidents, invitations to write op-eds for left-leaning mainstream publications, and on and on.
Where is the outrage?
This is what Yasir Qadhi had to say yesterday about the Supreme Court ruling on his page:
“This law will definitely pose a new set of challenges to certain segments of religiously conservative folks (remember the baker in Colorado?).”
Re-read that sentence. He expresses ZERO negativity about this ruling, no criticism, no nothing. He doesn’t even mention the word “Muslim” in the entire post. He just says, it’s a “challenge” for “religiously conservative folks.” Who are these “folks”? Does he mean Muslims? Why isn’t he saying Muslims? Is it not a “challenge” for non-conservative folks?
If you may recall, earlier this year, Yasir Qadhi held an LGBT conference at his masjid, along with Omar Suleiman. At the time, many criticized the poster advertising the conference because it used rainbow-colored font. But not as much attention was paid to what was actually presented at the conference.
One of the speakers was Asma Uddin. Asma Uddin is a pro-LGBT rights activist. In her talk at Qadhi’s masjid, she explicitly promotes LGBT anti-discrimination laws as a “measure to prevent suffering” of “downtrodden” LGBT people, which is what this Supreme Court ruling writes into law. How fitting that YQ is the one introducing Uddin and giving her a platform at his masjid to spew this just a few months before the Supreme Court made its decision.
Uddin also has an extensive history promoting what she calls “win-win” where Muslims support LGBT rights (i.e., fahisha) and LGBT let Muslims run their masajid and orgs without being harassed. She is also the founder of the AltMuslimah website, which includes all kinds of shocking articles, everything from online dating tips to praising Amina “Ibrahim Is a Deadbeat Dad” Wadud to an article condemning the hudud as “unIslamic.”
Why is such a person invited by Yasir Qadhi to push this propaganda onto the community? Why does Omar Suleiman work so closely with such a person?
Omar Suleiman also spoke at the conference, saying the Prophetic Sunna is to stand against LGBT hate. His whole talk is his same cliche butchering of hilf al-fudul to justify allying with the worst of the worst rainbow groups.
I mean, what can you expect from Suleiman, whose org, Yaqeen, published an article arguing that Muslims should support LGBT rights like gay marriage and anti-discrimination? What can you expect from a celebrity that goes and prays side by side with Hindus and Sikhs and attends gay vigils?
Suleiman and Uddin have also collaborated on other occasions, such as a recent conference on interfaith pluralism at the Aspen Institute (which, for those not aware, was founded by Michael Chertoff, co-author of the anti-Muslim Patriot Act).
So again, I ask: Who is holding these people accountable? Why are they allowed to pretend like they represent the Muslim community when they are actively collaborating with those who are working against it?
Between calling the “medieval” Sharia “bizarre” and “problematic” and in need of “updating,” and generating shubuhat in the minds of Muslims, these personalities act like they are above criticism. They are not.