A new report in CIJ News reveals that the textbooks used in some Canadian Islamic schools teach that homosexuality is a "major sin" punishable by death by fire or stoning.
The textbooks are published by the Saudi Ministry of Education and were obtained by CIJ News, which translated relevant texts. The chapters concern capital punishment for cardinal sins in Islam, homosexuality being chief among them:
In two textbooks for the school year 2014 and 2015-16, homosexuality is depicted as a “major sin” and as “one of the most heinous sins” punishable by death for both partners to the sexual act. The punishment is similar to that inflicted on the people of Lut, meaning by stoning and/or by fire.
Homosexuality is prohibited, one of the textbooks explains, because this behavior interferes with the natural state of human beings and spreads moral corruption and diseases like HIV.
The textbook suggests that early marriage and executing the fixed punishments on homosexuals can protect the society from homosexuality.
The textbook also teaches that adultery is punishable in case a married man/ woman are involved by stoning to death, and theft in certain conditions and terrorizing people by chopping off limbs.
While this comes as a shock to no one with a modicum of common sense, the fact that this kind of ideology is being formally taught in the West cannot be understated -- especially at a time when Christian conservatives are blamed for the Islamic terrorist attack on Orlando's LGBT community.