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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Homophobic Islamists are very cross

By Peter Tatchell -

The Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) is now claiming that gay rights campaigners are "extremists" for calling on Ibis Hotels to not host their London conference last weekend. This conference featured homophobic hate preachers who have a long history of stirring anti-gay prejudice and advocating the execution of LGBT people. For us to oppose incitements to homophobic murder is, to them, "extremist."

Now iERA is fighting back. It is urging its supporters to lobby Ibis Hotels to host future iERA conferences. See here:

Big thanks to the 1,000+ people who emailed Ibis Hotels and its parent company Accor to protest against them hosting the iERA conference.

As a result, Ibis / Accor will hopefully not host them in the future.

Appreciation and solidarity! Peter


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