A local Islamic cleric, Mallam Abass Mahmud has supported the youth in the Muslim community of Ntonso in the Ashanti region to wage war against persons involved in same sex relationship in the area. Mallam Abass made the pronouncement during a Friday sermon [Utuba] at the at Ikamah Mosque at Ntonso.
He praised the vigilante group for chasing out and shaming persons perceived as lesbians and gays in the Zongo community.
“I urge you all to champion the Jihad of wiping the evils of our society. Should anyone sense or hear about gay or lesbian in any part of Ghana, you should attack these infidels by showing them that, they don’t belong to this world,” he said to the gathering.
According to Mallam Abass, Allah gets annoyed when the same sex are having sexual intercourse. He opined that such disgusting encounters are the cause of earthquakes and other natural disasters.
A member of the special secret taskforce set up in the various Muslim communities to ‘fight’ and punish those perceived to be gays and lesbians told the Chronicle newspaper they have some names on their wanted list of Muslims practising this sinful act.
Under Ghanaian criminal law, same-sex sexual activity among males is illegal. It is uncertain whether same-sex sexual activity among females is illegal. Chapter 6 of the Criminal Code, 1960, as amended by The Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2003, provides.
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