No worries. Gay rights activists are virtually certain to ignore this and to continue targeting the real enemy: Christian fundamentalists. Yet more dhimmitude from Absurd Britannia: “Ibis hotels host islamic extremists’ conference, despite protests,” by Stacey Cosens for PinkPaper.com, January 18 (thanks to Benedict):
A conference by anti-gay Islamic preachers went ahead at a London hotel last weekend, despite protests from human rights campaigners.
And today, the managing director of the Ibis chain defended the decision.
The event, by the Islamic Education and Research Academy, was held in Earls Court on Sunday.
Thomas Dubaere, Managing Director UK and Ireland of Ibis, told PinkPaper.com: “It is important to emphasise that as a matter of course, the hotel has strict procedures in place for all event bookings.
“In the case of yesterday’s Islamic Education & Research Academy conference the hotel’s management and security sought the advice and guidance of the Metropolitan Police Service; and regular dialogue continued throughout the day….”
The iERA has featured Muslim fundamentalist preachers who advocate the criminalisation of homosexuality and even the death penalty for same-sex acts. They argue that it is necessary to execute gays to keep society pure.
They defend these extreme teachings about homosexuality as a model that should be followed by contemporary societies.
The headline speakers at Sunday’s conference were associates of the hate preachers Dr Zakir Naik and Bilal Phillips. Both banned from entering Britain by the Home Secretary, Theresa May, last year.