London, Jan 21: A group of Muslim men in Britain have been jailed for seven years for inciting hatred after distributing flyers that called for gay people to be hanged, stoned and burned as punishment.
The group handed out the material in the street as well as posting it through letterboxes in a hate-filled campaign calling for the execution of gay people who they claimed were at the root of society’s problems.
Ihjaz Ali, 42, Kabir Ahmed, 28, and Razwan Javed, 28, all from Derby, are the first to be prosecuted under new laws banning the stirring up of hatred due to sexual orientation, The Daily Mail reports.
During the trial, the court heard how the three fundamentalists wanted to transform a small area of Derby into a ‘medieval state’ under Sharia law.
Anyone who dared to question their extreme agenda was branded an ‘M15 agent’ or a ‘sell-out,’ the court heard.
Two others who distributed the leaflets, Mehboob Hussein, 44, and Umar Javed, 38, were cleared of inciting hatred, the report said.
The group distributed leaflets, which proclaimed that ‘Allah permits the destruction’ of gay people and that ‘the only question is how it should be carried out’.
According to the report, a leaflet, which was never distributed, described homosexuality as a ‘vile, ugly, cancerous disease’. It referred to ‘queer sinners’ and ‘faggots’ and posed the question ‘Gay Today, Paedophile Tomorrow?’ (ANI)