THREE Muslims were jailed last week after being found guilty of stirring up hatred against homosexuals.
Legal history was made when the three extremists became the first Britons to be convicted of inciting hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation after they handed out a leaflet calling for gay people to be executed.
Ihjaz Ali, Kabir Ahmed and Razwan Javed distributed the pamphlet, entitled The Death Penalty?, that showed an image of a mannequin hanging from a noose.
The flyer also quoted Islamic texts that said capital punishment was the only way to rid society of homosexuality.
Ali was jailed for two years and Ahmed and Javed for 15 months each.
Two other men, Mehboob Hussain and Umar Javed, who were also charged with the same offence, were found not guilty.
During the trial, Ahmed said he handed a leaflet to a passing policeman and put them through people’s letterboxes around the Madeley Street area of Derby in July 2010 because he was spreading the word of God as taught by Islam.
The leaflet stated:
The death sentence is the only way this immoral crime can be erased from corrupting society and act as a deterrent for any other ill person who is remotely inclined in this bent way.
It went on:
The only dispute amongst the classical authorities was the method employed in carrying out the penal code.
It went on to offer burning, being flung from a high point such as a mountain or building, or being stoned to death as suitable methods.
According to The Religion of Peace:
Mohammed’s first successor Abu Bakr reportedly had a homosexual burned at the stake. The fourth caliph, Mohammed’s son-in-law Ali, ordered a sodomite thrown from the minaret of a mosque. Others he ordered to be stoned. One of the earliest and most authoritative commentators on the Koran, Ibn ‘Abbas (died 687) blended both approaches into a two-step execution in which ‘the sodomite should be thrown from the highest building in the town and then stoned’.