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Given his stance on Chick-fil-A, would Mayor Tom Menino grant permits to a group that has counted among its leaders a man who has repeatedly called homosexuality a “crime that must be punished” by death?
Actually, he has done that . . . and more! Menino effectively gave away city land valued at $1.8 million to the organization, and he gave a speech at its ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“[A homosexual should be given] the same punishment as any sexual pervert . . . Some say we should throw them from a high place, like God did with the people of Sodom. Some say we should burn them.”
According to the Anti-Defamation League, “In 2003 Qaradawi stated on IslamOnline that the punishment of homosexuality is the death penalty.”
Originally posted by DaTroof
This is just ridiculous sensationalism.
If the Chick-Fil-A restaurants debuted a sandwich called the "Fagbeater", then I could see the point.
However, corporate heads are allowed to have public opinions. Is it a dumb opinion? IMO, yes... but he's still entitled to it.
Originally posted by acmpnsfal
Reply to post by The Old American
Mmmmmmm, the title of this thread and the article are both misleading. The mayor was not supporting this Qaradawi guy. He was supporting the Boston's Islamic society in building a mosque. This whole thing reeks of someone trying to portray Muslims in a negative light and then saying look he hates Christians but loves Muslims.
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“The ISB does not dispute the fact that they have repeatedly used al-Qaradawi as a tool to raise funds for the Boston mosque, printing a brochure that highlighted al-Qaradawi’s enthusiastic support of the mosque and playing a videotaped message of support from him at a 2002 gathering.”
Also in attendance at the gathering, listening to al-Qaradawi’s message: Mayor Tom Menino.