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Islamic Party of Britain
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The Islamic Party of Britain was an Islamist political party with the slogans "Common Sense" and "For A Better Future With Islam". It was founded in 1989 and (inshallah) has been defunct since 2006, and its website doesn't appear to have been updated since 2005. Thank God for small mercies.
Policy on homosexuality
"Whilst few dare speak out against the practice of homosexuality due to the pressure exerted by gay rights groups and echoed in the media, the majority of the population do not regard it as an acceptable way of life", reads the party's official website. "Islam condemns and outlaws homosexuality... the rules are that the state does not interfere in the privacy of people's homes, but it would need to safeguard public decency by preventing any public advocacy for homosexuality." The site assures its readership that the death penalty would be reserved for "a public display of lewdness witnessed by several people." One might be inclined to wonder where they got the requirement for several eyewitnesses.
The site goes on to compare homosexuality to pedophilia, arguing that "both are unnatural and a danger to society. UK law, however, accepts one and outlaws the other, simply on the basis of greater pressure and support for the former." "God eradicated the city of Lot," it states; "in an Islamic ruling system, people may only decide their own affairs inasmuch as they do not transgress the clear boundaries already demarcated in the divine revelation." Naturally, these wildly homophobic policies attracted the ire of LGBT rights advocates such as Peter Tatchell.