Siraj Wahhaj is the Imam of the Taqwa mosque in New York. He is an Islamist preacher with a long history of involvement in extremist causes.
The U.S. Attorney for New York named him as an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing. Wahhaj is a former advisory board member of the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and continues to speak regularly at CAIR events.
Now, Islamist Watch has discovered previously-unknown sermons, which reveal Wahhaj's deep-seated hatred for homosexuality. He encourages his audience to hate homosexuals, and reminds them that the Islamic punishment for homosexuality is death.
The prophet cursed, la'ana, cursed the feminine man and the masculine woman. Cursed. The feminine man and the masculine woman. My khutbah today is the feminine man and the masculine woman. This is the khutbah for today.
Brothers and sisters, I don't believe any of you are homosexual. This is a disease of this society. According to the Kinsey report, some 10% of the American people are homosexual. Over 25 million Americans, one out of ten. Men who prefer men, sexually, and women who prefer women. Now, there may be some who have some little tendency, maybe, among the Muslims, among us, allahu alam, I don't think so, but hopefully today's khutbah can get rid of that if you have it in your heart.
And number two, I want you to be able to defend against these homosexuals, so you have good argument, Inshallah, and also to remind you last week what I told you, the news that we got from Toronto, supposedly of some Muslims coming out of the closet. Homosexuals, Muslims in Toronto, who want to establish a mosque over the land, for the gays, Muslim gays. We are against that 100%. We don't accept it. We will never accept it, no matter how much the American government and the Canadian government legislate it in the laws that it is acceptable, it will never be acceptable by the Muslims.
So brothers and sisters, I say to you, my dear sisters, I didn't forget you. Sisters, please be careful of who you listen to. The so-called feminist movement, many of them are headed by lesbians. They will have you hating men. Some women of this society are so misguided, they absolutely hate men. And you can hear their talk—all their talk, "them men, them men, them men, them men." And you know what, it's seeping in to the ummah. Sisters are now saying that. All their conversation is us against them. It's not us against them, it's us together. ... Men and women are friends and protectors of one another. They enjoin the good and forbid the evil. So, brothers and sisters, what I'm saying, brothers, we want our women back to their natural place. What's their natural place? Feminine. Allah made them feminine.
And you know, brothers and sisters, you know what the punishment is, if a man is found with another man? The Prophet Mohammad said the one who does it and the one to whom it is done to, kill them both. Now let me stop there and say this. I don't want us to go get sticks and start running outside looking for homosexuals. Don't do that. No. We don't condone that, no, no, it's not right. Even if they were outside, brothers and sisters, open homosexuals, you don't beat them up. You don't have that right. Let's go to them and invite them to Islam and make them feel uncomfortable, but don't beat them up.
Late last night. I got a phone call from one of the Muslim activists in Toronto, Canada. He said, "Imam, I've got to talk to you. There's an article in the newspaper in Toronto of some Muslims who are coming out of the closet. Muslim homosexuals and lesbians about to start a mosque." Brothers and sisters, I told you months ago. I predicted. I said, "Watch. Soon you're going to have the first masjid of gays and lesbians. I said it right on this minbar. I predicted it. Why? I'm not a prophet. I didn't see the Qu'ran or Sunnah but I know the way the people are moving, Muslims, even, in this country, if they are not guided by Qu'ran and sunnah, they will do everything else that the people in this society do. Can you imagine Muslims now? Gays? As-salaam Alaikum, Brother. Can you imagine now, going to open up a masjid, Brother, in the name of Allah, subhana wa ta'ala, in the name of the Sunnah, Prophet Muhammad, alihi wa-sallam?...
Those brothers and sisters in Toronto must not allow those so-called Muslims to open up a house in the name of Allah, subhana wa ta'ala, under lesbianism and homosexuality. If they don't do it there, if they don't stop it, we're going to come here. Whatever brother wants to go with me, we'll go to Toronto, we'll go there and we won't let them establish it. Now I want to know who wants to go with me? I'll let you know that when we go fight them, these homosexuals are going to picket the mosque.