The PJ Tatler

Mumbles Menino and the Imam Who Hates the Gays

Boston Mayor Tom Menino has some explaining to do. This week he railed against successful national (and delicious) chicken chain Chick-Fil-A because its owner supports traditional marriage. Menino, showing no signs of the embarrassment that is due, had to walk that noise back once someone pointed out to him that his proposal to lock Chick-Fil-A out of Boston, based on the beliefs of its CEO, would be illegal. The law is supposed to be applied fairly without regard to race, color or creed. Elected officials don’t get to pick two out of three.

It turns out that Mayor Menino had no problem giving city land to the Islamic Society of Boston, which is led by an imam, Yusef al-Qaradawi, who is known for his strong stand on gayness.

“[A homosexual should be given] the same punishment as any sexual pervert  . . . Some say we should throw them from a high place, like God did with the people of Sodom. Some say we should burn them.”

That’s not just “death to the gays,” it’s a pair of medieval ways to accomplish the feat.

Mayor Menino sat in an audience that this imam, who also supports Islamic terrorism, addressed. Mayor Menino had the city gift the ISB land valued at $1.8 million to build its mosque.

Until Menino explains himself, it’s fair to accuse him of at least tacitly supporting both Islamic and anti-gay terrorism. With his threat to Chick-Fil-A, you can throw in anti-Christian bigotry too.