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November 21, 2012

Britain's Brunel University under fire as hate preacher given platform to speak

Brunel University has come under fire for allowing a homophobic Muslim preacher to speak at an event.

Abu Usamah At-Thahabi, who has previously compared homosexuals to dogs, will be speaking at an event organised by Brunel Islamic Society on 27 November.

Thahabi’s appearance has drawn criticism from the non-partisan group Student Rights, who tackle political extremism and marginalisation of vulnerable students.

September 20, 2012

Associate professor at the National University of Malaysia says ‘obviously the LGBT culture is against religion’ 

An associate professor at the National University of Malaysia said in an interview on Wednesday that LGBT people should ‘migrate to the West to live this kind of lifestyle’.

Dr Samsul Adabi Marmat, associate professor at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) said to Free Malaysia Today:

August 1, 2012

Protesters to call for end to hate crime in Edmonton, Canada, tomorrow after gay student Chevi Rabbit was attacked by homophobes in public

Protesters in Canada plan to march for an end to hate crime following the attack of a gay student at the University of Alberta.

Chevi Rabbit was attacked by a group of three men walking near his campus on 19 July and, after hurling homophobic abuse, the 26-year-old claimed one of the trio attacked him, holding him in a headlock before stealing his iPhone.

April 14, 2012

Constitutional professor Shamrayahu Abdul Aziz says approving of gay rights allow human whims and fancies to take over society

A Malaysian constitutional expert has claimed in a recent conference that condoning gay rights would see criminals taking charge of society.

But two other speakers at the intellectual forum titled "Homosexuality: Crime or Right" begged to differ from Dr Shamrayahu Abdul Aziz, who was expressing the view at her International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).