A secret camera at a meeting of Manchester University’s Global Aspirations of Women Society caught one member declaring she had no problem executing homosexuals in the name of Islam.
In the clip (above), a member of the society is asked whether, “in the Islamic society in which you strive for,” she would “feel comfortable, personally and morally, to kill a gay man.”
The woman responds, “Absolutely,” and described homosexuality as an “atrocity.”
The unnamed student was also asked if she would feel comfortable killing a man if he “[kissed] another man outside the Students’ Union.” Her reply: “Yeah, absolutely. But… you can’t just see it as it is: People have this issue that the punishment—the penal code, everything—is so completely inhumane. But who even says that these things are inhumane?”
Excerpts from the video were printed soon in the student newspaper, the Mancunion, but school officials angered some by condemning the clandestine recording more than the message of hate and murder it contained. “We are deeply concerned with the covert filming of a student event within the Union,” said the school’s well-being officer, Cat Gray in a statement. “We are also deeply concerned by the suggestion that comments of a homophobic nature have been made.”
The society released a statement aimed at the person responsible for the video:
…Having approached the society and asked whether we would be willing to do an interview which we approved of, you still slyly chose to record the workshop we were holding without our permission or the permission of anyone else that was present.
Secondly, you failed to put our discussion into perspective for the aims of global aspirations of women’s society endeavours to discuss the plight of women here at home and globally and looks to political alternatives to end oppression, subjugation and the dishonour of women and hence includes Islam as in the debate along with secular/ liberal systems as an alternative.
When we look at the discontent in which people are living in this society as well as the widespread chaos all we seek to do is to simply raise discussions as to the nature of these problems and how Islam as an ideology (in its true form and not what is currently available in the Muslim world as they defiantly [sic] do not represent Islam and its tenants) as an alternative.
Yeah, we’re not really buying it. There’s really no context that would make saying “I would kill gay people” acceptable. But that’s not on Islam, that’s on the society—which has disbanded since the clip surfaced.
According to HuffPo, the Greater Manchester Police are investigating the incident.