UMNO president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi expressed worry over ‘activities’ of Malaysian lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT), after claiming that the fatal Indonesia quakes were caused by the community today, October 23.
According to Malay Mail, Zahid is worried about Malaysia’s safety from the earthquakes due to the LGBT activities here. He was quote in the Dewan Rakyat by MMO today as saying,
“We are worried because we know what happened in Palu recently where there was an earthquake and tsunami. It was reported that there were more than 1,000 members of their community who were involved in such (LGBT) activities.”
The Bagan Datuk Member of Parliament (MP) further alleged that the quake-struck Palu, Indonesia was destroyed because it was a punishment from Allah.
Zahid told Malaysiakini,
“The entire area was destroyed. This is the punishment of Allah.”
He also questioned the success of Malaysia’s programmes to ‘rehabilitate’ the LGBT community. He added,
“We need to ensure that Malaysia and those who are against LGBT are spared Allah’s punishment.”
In response to Zahid, Islamic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa said to the Dewan that Muslims should not use natural disasters as examples to prove a point.
He said according to Malay Mail,
“As Muslims, we are taught that all disasters come from Allah, and it will only happen through His will.”
He then quoted tribes, stipulated in the Quran, were wiped out because of ‘their utterly blatant actions’.
The Islamic Affairs Minister added,
“They were blatantly open, that is why disaster struck. Here, even though we have LGBT issues, it is still under control and we shouldn’t use disasters as examples.”
What are your thoughts on this? Share them with us in the comment section below!