[It is funny. The last time I saw this useless Ugandan in the media was when he was lamenting that he feared for his life and had received death threats. This came on the heels of some 12 similar minded clerics being gunned down in broad day light and no investigations of course. Damn gay people! They kill and kill and steal medicine from hospitals, our jobs, bastardize our constitution, impoverish the nation, put potholes in our roads, steal all the donor money, walk all over the tax payers. But get this, they even stole our election and put a military occupation all over Uganda. But they are not done yet. They shoot to kill. Oh my Lordy, I hate those gays like you have no idea. They are even the ones who are going to put sanctions on Uganda. No wonder this cleric is willing to die for protecting Ugandans from those horrible gays. Long Live our beloved dictator #Museveni. PASS ME A VIOLIN!]
Sheikh Nuhu Mazaata believes that anyone fighting for LGBTI rights ‘needs to be punished’.
A Muslim cleric in Uganda has vowed to fight anyone who stands in the way of a potential new anti-gay bill being passed.
Sheikh Nuhu Mazaata brought up the subject while addressing prayers at at mosque in Kampala, saying that anyone defending LGBTI people will face a ‘rough’ time.
He said: ‘We shall make those legislators who support homosexuality to do it in front of everyone to prove that what they are doing is right.
‘Those pro-homosexuality legislators need to be punished’.
Despite this, Mazaata also called on other religious leaders not to get involved in politics. Referring to the arrest of Uganda opposition leader Kizza Besigye, he said: ‘We were told not to interfere with political issues and indeed we should leave them to politicians.’
Uganda is notorious for its dangerous rhetoric against LGBTI people.
In 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the infamous Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, which called for tough penalties for homosexual acts, and encouraged members of the public to report LGBTI people to the authorities.
However, the courts in Uganda were later able to invalidate the law on the grounds of a technicality.
Despite this, the situation for LGBTI Ugandans remains dire, with activists believing the situation will get worse in the near future.