Gay Pride row between London mosque and ex-Muslims escalates


Amandla Thomas-Johnson writes at Middle East Eye:

The East London Mosque (ELM) has accused an organisation representing ex-Muslims of “feeding anti-Muslim hysteria”, as a row into the display of allegedly Islamophobic placards at this year’s Pride march in London escalates.

The Whitechapel-based mosque – one of Britain’s largest – has sent a formal complaint to Pride in London after pictures emerged of members of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) parading with placards that said “East London Mosque incites murder of LGBT”, “F*** Islamic homophobia” and “Islamophobia is an oxymoron”.

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