Persecution of Homosexuals (Ghana)

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Muslim leaders demonstrate against government over growing rate of homosexuality. Sheikh Abdul Aziz says the Muslim group will "do its best to ensure the sexual act is brought to an end"[edit]

Muslim leaders in the Western region have raised concerns about the growing rate of homosexuality in the region warning that the situation if not checked could prove very costly for the nation.

The muslim leaders demonstrated against government over the matter last year, urging authorities to ensure that the situation is brought under control.

A leader of the group Sheikh Abdul Aziz told Joy FM, the lactions of the homosexuals is destroying the community.

He said the region is in crisis as they are defying the manner Allah created man.

He expressed disappointment that government failed to deal with their petition last year when the issue was raised, stressing that it is a very crucial issue that must not be swept under the carpet.

Sheikh Abdul Aziz said the muslim group will do its best to ensure the sexual act is brought to an end.

To him, if their forefathers had practiced homosexuality, there will not have been any human being left in the country and that such an act forced God to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

He said “we don’t want Almighty Allah to destroy Ghana, we don’t want Almighty Allah to destroy Africa [that is why we are fighting]. We will do our best in this battle and we know that we will survive in this battle. Insha Allah.”

Federation of Muslim Councils calls for "crusade" against the "filthy, indecent, immoral and unhealthy" practice of homosexuality which will destroy the "moral fabric of society", urging Parliament to make it a punishable offence[edit]

The Federation of Muslim Councils (FMC) has called on Parliament to enact a law that would make homosexuality a punishable offence, whether practiced publicly or in private.

It noted that there was no law against the act, but the practice of homosexuality was filthy, indecent, immoral and unhealthy.

The call was contained in a statement signed by Hajj Abdullah S. Williams, National Coordinator of FMC in Accra on Monday.

The statement called on all moral-minded Ghanaians, faith-based organisations and political parties to support and sustain the crusade for the betterment of society.

It pointed out that if not resisted the practice would be a canker that would destroy the moral fabric of society and make nonsense of the teaching of morals and religious knowledge to children.

“We as a people do not have to endorse this kind of behavior," National Chief Imam's office says Muslims in Ghana may stage a demonstration against plans by the UK government to "legitimise homosexuality"[edit]

The office of Ghana's National Chief Imam has joined in the bashing of the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, who insists his country will be forced to cut funding to countries that frown on homosexuality.

A member of the Chief Imam’s Educational Fund, Alhaji Alhassan Abdulai, told Citi News the Islamic community was appalled by the threats of the British prime minister.

The Chief Imams Office has, however, given indications that if push comes to shove, the Muslim faithful in Ghana would stage a demonstration against seeming plans by the UK government to legitimise homosexuality in Ghana.

Alhaji Abdulai added that Ghanaians should not watch while their religion and values are devalued due to pressure from the West.

“We as a people do not have to endorse this kind of behaviour in this country," Abdulai said. "I believe that the Imam himself would not accept his subjects or followers to condone this kind of behaviour."

"Therefore, we do not have to accept the pressure from the British government saying we should allow people to behave the way they like."

He added: “When it comes to the crunch we may even demonstrate against it. We may come out in our numbers to demonstrate against the British government for imposing this idea on us. ”

30 Muslims storm the house of a man who "flaunted" his homosexuality in a Muslim-dominated area, strip him naked and lynch him before mounting a search for his partner[edit]

Daily Guide on January 4, 2014 reported an incident that took place in Nima, a suburb of Accra where a group of Muslim youth from Nima in Accra has mounted a search for a young man believed to be a homosexual, after allegedly lynching his gay partner.

A source told DAILY GUIDE that Salisu was a known homosexual in the area, and all advice by Islamic clerics and family, for him to change his sexual orientation had fallen on deaf ears. However, the real trouble began when another suspected homosexual by name Yaw Nkrumah came to live in the area, and the pair started flaunting their romantic relationship in the Muslim-dominated area.

“The source revealed that matters got to a head last week when two men, whose identities DAILY GUIDE could not establish at the time of going to press, confronted Yaw Nkrumah about his ‘ignominious’ relationship with Salisu, and the former called their bluff, resulting in a scuffle. The two men went to mobilize about 30 men who stormed the house of Yaw Nkrumah, where they stripped him naked and lynched him.”