A fundamentalist Muslim sheikh says gay marriage is ‘evil’ and has described homosexual men as ‘f****ts’ in a Facebook post to his thousands of followers, including the Grand Mufti.
Jamil El-Biza, from Wollongong south of Sydney, weighed into the postal vote survey on redefining marriage on his public page.
‘I see it as a sign of whether the public has openly accepted that f****ts and lesbians have the right to officially claim that they are married,’ he told his 3,668 Facebook friends.
Sunni fundamentalist sheikh Jamil El-Biza described gay marriage as ‘evil’ to his followers
The hardline Muslim preacher told his Facebook followers gay men were ‘f****ts’ in a vile post
The Muslim preacher from Wollongong south of Sydney says ‘voting No’ is not enough
‘In all I don’t believe any of this will help in any way stop the evil nor stop the call to it.
‘May Allah protect us and our children from the evils of society.’
His intervention into the gay marriage debate comes only days after it was revealed Islamic Friendship Association of Australia founder Keysar Trad and Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohamed were touring mosques to campaign against gay marriage.
Both of these prominent Muslims are also part of Mr El-Biza’s social media circle which also includes Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesman Hamzah Qureshi and Muslim-convert surfer Sheikh Zainadine Johnson.
Jamil El-Biza has prominent Facebook friends, including the Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, Hizb ut-Tahrir leader Hamzah Qureshi and prominent Muslim Keysar Trad
The Islamic preacher from Wollongong, south of Sydney, said voting ‘No’ wasn’t enough
Mr El-Biza, a Sunni fundamentalist who recently returned from a Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, often accuses critics of Islamist fundamentalism of ‘spreading hate’ and hoped the late cartoonist Bill Leak would ‘never rest in peace’ for mocking Islam.
The Muslim religious leader, from the hardline Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah Association, said ‘voting No’ wasn’t enough when children were allowed to ‘watch homosexuality being glorified on TV and film’.
In another post, he said he thought about what would happen when he died.
‘When I see what’s happening around me, knowing I will die and leave behind my family, I raise my hands towards the sky and ask Allah to make steadfast my sheikhs and the sheikhs of the ASWJ Australia and all sheikhs who call to the Koran and the Sunnah,’ he said.
The hardline Muslim preacher also said he thought about what would happen when he died
Of Australia’s Muslim sheikhs, Mr El-Biza has used the most strident language against homosexuality.
Fellow ASWJ fundamentalist preachers include Abdulghani Albaf, who has denounced Muslim men for using public urinals, and Mohamad Doar, who told teenage girls they would go to hell for having non-Muslim friends or plucking their eyebrows.
His comments on gay marriage debate come as the Australian Bureau of Statistics mails out ballots to households, with envelopes due to be returned by November 7.