Obama To Meet With Baltimore Mosque’s Anti-LGBT Hate Preacher.
The director of Islamic teaching at the mosque which President Barack Obama has chosen to visit is on record saying that Islam requires homosexuals to be despised and treated as “transgressors.”
And according to a list provided to reporters by the White House, President Barack Obama will meet with Imam Yaseen Shaikh, the controversial Islamic teacher, later on Wednesday.
Being a homosexual “is an immoral act, it is a shameful act, it is despised act, it is haram, it is forbidden in Islam, completely, absolutely, from the Koran, the Hadith [recorded statements from Islam’s reputed founder, the leader Muhammad) and by consensus of the scholars from the beginning of Islam,” says Imam Yaseen Shaikh, who was hired in to serve as the head of Islamic teaching or Islamic “scholar” for the Islamic Society of Baltimore and its nearby Al-Rahmah school.
GLAAD, an LGBT-rights organization, did not respond to Breitbart News’ request for comment about Obama’s visit.
Shaikh, a senior leader of the Islamic Society of Baltimore, described “Homosexuality in Islam” in a lesson that has been posted to YouTube. He made these remarks at a mosque called “Masjid Ayesha” in London in 2013, prior to his joining the Islamic Society of Baltimore, according to the upload.
“So all the sources of Islamic law are very, very accurate and very open and clear about this, without any ambiguity, without any ambiguity,” Shaikh says, mixing Arabic with English, starting at 17:10 in the video.
Most of Shaikh’s speech consists of complaints about the growing political clout and growing social-status of homosexuals in society.
Homosexuality is very “controversial because its been in the media spotlight for the last couple of years,” he said, claiming that legislation on LGBT rights has affected “society as a whole.”
“It is no secret that everywhere you look into society today, at every level, you find a representation of this community. On a social level, on a political level, on the educational boards, everywhere you look today you will find a representation of this community. They are an extremely powerful group,” he added.
“It has been imposed on us. We are having to accept it. We are having this discussion today,” Shaikh said of the LGBT movement’s supposed conspiracy to “make their way into television and the media.”
The LGBT movement is attempting to get Muslims to “have some sympathy for them. Have some empathy. To start accepting them, that this is okay,” he said.
The Islamic Society of Baltimore, where Imam Shaikh now preaches, has also been criticized because Shaikh’s predecessor condoned suicide bombings. Mohamad Adam el-Sheikh, who led the institution – where Obama will visit Wednesday – for eighteen years, has ties to radical groups, Breitbart News has reported.