As Pamela Geller has quipped in connection with many similar stories, "Queers for Palestine" could not be reached for comment. But what Rubina Nasir has enunciated here is straight Sharia. Is Britain going to make pro-Sharia statements punishable by fine? Or just continue in its present state of denial and unreality until it is no longer possible to do so? "Muslim radio station fined for saying gay people should be tortured," from the Telegraph, November 23 (thanks to George):
A Muslim radio station has been fined £4,000 after a presenter said gay people should be 'tortured'.
Ofcom upheld two complaints from listeners about Leeds based Radio Asian Fever after presenter Rubina Nasir hit out at homosexuality and mixed faith marriages.
She said that homosexuals should be 'beaten up' and that a Muslim marrying a non-Mulslim was on 'the straight path to hellfire'.
The presenter, known as 'Sister Ruby', said: "What should be done if they do it? [practise homosexuality].
"If there are two such persons among you, that do this evil, the shameful act, what do you have to do? Torture them; punish them; beat them and give them mental torture."
"Allah states, 'If they do such a deed [i.e. homosexuality], punish them, both physically and mentally.
"Mental punishment means rebuke them, beat them, humiliate them, admonish and curse them, and beat them up. This command was sent in the beginning because capital punishment had not yet been sent down."
She was while giving her interpretation of a Qur'anic verse and Ofcom got an independent translation from the original Urdu into English.
In a broadcast the following day she focused her attention on another Qur'anic verse and said it was critical of mixed-faith marriages.
She said: "What happens when a Muslim man or woman get married to a Mushrak [a follower of another religion).
"Listeners! Marriage of a Muslim man or woman with a Mushrak is the straight path to hellfire.
"Have my sisters and brothers, who live with people of bad religions or alien religions, ever thought about what would become of the children they have had with them - and the coming generation?
"Where the filth of shirk (the sin of following another religion) is present, where the dirt of shirk is present, where the heart is impure, how can you remove apparent filth. How many arrangements will you make to remove the apparent filth?
"We are saying that Mushraks have no concept of cleanliness and uncleanliness."...