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Muslims Screaming ‘Allahu akbar’ Force Cancellation of LGBTI+ Pride Picnic

A hadith depicts Muhammad specifying the punishment for homosexual activity: “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)

“LGBTI+ Pride picnic canceled after being targeted,” Bianet, June 17, 2022:

A picnic that LGBTI+ university students planned as part of LGBTI Pride Month activities in Istanbul University Beyazıt Campus was targeted by some religious groups today (June 17).

A crowd chanting “Takbir, Allah-u Ekber” (Allah (God) is the greatest) and “Beyazit is ours and will remain ours” gathered in front of the university campus and threatened the LGBTI+s.

The group also chanted slogans of hatred against the LGBTI+s.

After that, the vegan picnic, which was planned by the İstanbul University Equality Society – BÜLGBTİ+, has been canceled due to security concerns….

The crowd that gathered in front of the campus posted a video from an account with the name “Seven Crescent İstanbul University”. In the video, a message that says “There is no place for these deviants, neither on our campuses nor in a single inch of this country! Beyazıt belongs to Muslims!” was shared.

Upon the threats, the Istanbul University Equality Society – BÜLGBTİ+ warned LGBTI+ students to go to safe areas and announced that the picnic has been canceled.

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