On November 7, 2019, five men were sentenced to prison and caning by the Selangor Syariah High Court for attempting to engage in unnatural same sex conduct. Their story has received the attention of a liberal activist, Numan Afifi who wrote a prepared statement on his twitter account in support of the five accused men. He cited the court’s decision as exaggerating and showing injustice to the LGBTQ ‘community’. The European Union (EU) has also responded to the ruling as a decision that violates human rights principles. European Union for Foreign and Security Policy Spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights are protected under existing international humanitarian law and relevant international conventions.
If a liberal culture like LGBT has become normal in Western countries, the West is now trying to normalize it in Muslim countries. The statements defending the LGBT community are clear enough in manifesting the efforts to make LGBT something common and accepted by the community. In the case of these five condemned gay men, we can see how liberals express sympathy and try to shape the perception that these five men are not criminals, instead, they are pictured as victims of injustice. In reality, these are just heinous strategies often repeated by liberal activists on every issue involving the wretched LGBT community. They will use human rights and liberty arguments that aim to convince people to adopt a liberal lifestyle like LGBT. This is called normalization. The West will of course, never stop the agenda of attacking Islam and Muslims. They want Muslims to submit to their form of ‘civilization’ and follow their corrupted way of life by making endeavours to normalize these corrupt ideas in Muslim societies.
Islam is a religion that is in tune with human nature and will never allow these cursed and abominable ways to enter the heart of society. It must be understood that the terms human rights or freedom in their absolute meaning are absent in Islam. These are but slogans which have no real meaning, in fact, these phrases are merely instruments of exploitation by the West in their effort to compel the minds of Muslims to accept corrupted Western thinking and way of life. In the Islamic system of life, gay practices and other abusive acts will never be allowed to spread and must be suppressed to the very root. Those who seek to shape the public’s perception of LGBT with statements supporting the culture will also face severe penalties. If the Sharia punishment was applied, the gay offenders should be sentenced to death. This is a punishment worthy of the followers of Prophet Lut (as). The fuqaha did not disagree about this sentence, instead they just differ in the manner by which the execution of the punishment is to be carried out. Rasulullah ﷺ said: «مَنْ وَجَدْتُمُوهُ يَعْمَلُ عَمَلَ قَوْمِ لُوطٍ فَاقْتُلُوا الْفَاعِلَ وَالْمَفْعُولَ بِهِ» “Whoever you find perpetrating the deeds of the people of the Prophet Lut, then kill both the perpetrators.” (Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud & Ibn Majah).
As for those who call for LGBT slogans, they will be subjected to ta’zeer sentences and very heavy sentences will be carried out if the culprit continues to shout out their views in normalizing their hideous liberal culture. These harsh punishments are intended to keep human beings from slipping into the valley of degradation, degraded to levels worse than animals.
It should be noted that the Islamic system of life that we desire cannot be implemented as long as the democratic system is the system that governs human life. Only under the Khilafah (Caliphate), the Shariah can be implemented totally. Only under the Khilafah, none of this nonsense will ever surface.
Dr. Muhammad – Malaysia