Should they really be all that surprised? Have they seen how gays are treated in Islamic countries?
Via Cornell Daily Sun:
When Muslim students and community members sat down for Friday prayer on Feb. 15 in Anabel Taylor Hall, they sought spiritual peace and a sense of solidarity with fellow Muslims.
What they encountered, however, was a sermon laden with homophobic slurs, according to attendees.
“Not all homosexuals are pedophiles, but all pedophiles are homosexuals,” the individual said, according to Ihsan Kabir ’14, president of the Committee for the Advancement of Muslim Culture.
The individual — who was previously a University employee — then shouted remarks targeting the LGBTQ community, criticizing President Barack Obama for “being too liberal” in his acceptance of homosexuality.
“Homosexuals are freaks and queers who want a pink earth,” the individual said, according to Kabir.
Not only did the individual target the LGBTQ community, but he also criticized how some Muslim women take off their hijab, or head scarf, after praying, according to Kabir.
“Women are dressing like men, but are naked at the same time,” the speaker said.
The sermon, or khutba — which is delivered every week by a different community member — was given that week by an individual some students say has delivered inflammatory speeches in the past.