An Egyptian television host and YouTube influencer, whose videos have amassed almost 60 million views, has stated that gay people should be burned alive, thrown off a building or stoned to death.
Hala Samir made the statement on her show on Turkey-based Watan TV, a channel which promotes the anti-LGBT Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, an organisation that calls for the introduction of Sharia Law.
According to a translation by US-based watchdog the Middle East Media Research Institute, Samir said: “Ibn Abbas quoted the Prophet Muhammad as saying: ‘If you find men engaged in a homosexual act - kill the active one as well as the passive one’. Don’t start asking: ‘Are you active or passive?’ Just kill both.
“The companions of the Prophet Muhammad unanimously agreed that homosexuals should be killed, but they had disagreements about the method of killing.
“Some said that they should be burned alive. That was [the Caliph] Ali. Abu Bakr supported this ruling. Others said that they should be thrown off a high place and this should be followed by stoning. Yet others said that they should be stoned to death. Both Ali and Ibn Abbas agreed on this.
“With regard to girls - people ask if the same ruling applies to lesbianism. The Islamic scholars have said, unanimously, that lesbianism is prohibited.
“Some of them say: ‘I am not homosexual, I’m gay’. They want it to sound nice. No! You are a homosexual, a sodomite, and a lesbian.”
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