“The 23 year old Elmira man is charged with delivering two messages to the professor that included death threats and racist and homophobic language.”
The Qur’an contains numerous condemnations of homosexual activity: “And [We had sent] Lot when he said to his people, ‘Do you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds? Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people.’…And We rained upon them a rain [of stones]. Then see how was the end of the criminals.” (Qur’an 7:80-84)
Muhammad specifies the punishment for this in a hadith: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, ‘Whoever you find doing the action of the people of Loot, execute the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.’” (Sunan Abu Dawud 4462)
A former SUNY Potsdam student has been indicted in connection with death threats and hate messages directed at an African American professor as well as the college community.
Amjad Hussain was arraigned Monday in St. Lawrence County Court on two felony counts of second-degree aggravated harassment as a hate crime and one count of fourth-degree criminal solicitation.
The 23 year old Elmira man is charged with delivering two messages to the professor that included death threats and racist and homophobic language. The messages also threatened the professor’s family.
Hussain is also charged with soliciting another individual to deliver a third threatening note to the professor….
According to filed documents and statements made in court, on two separate occasions in April 2015, Hussain delivered two notes to the professor’s office containing homophobic and racist pictures and language, threatening physical harm and death to the professor and the professor’s family.
Following his arrest in November 2015, Hussain allegedly solicited another individual to deliver a third note, also containing threats and racist and homophobic language directed at the professor….