The Association of British Muslims has issued a strong denunciation of an amendment removing "sexual orientation" from a United Nations (UN) resolution on extrajudicial executions:
Removing this clause at this time will send quite the wrong signal to those regimes that indulge in these barbaric practices, implying as it does that United Nations is no longer concerned at the maltreatment of people because of their sexual orientation or considers it to be a lesser matter.
The release by the UK's oldest organization of British Muslims follows similar condemnations by international human rights organizations IGLHRC (International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission) and ARC International.
MPs Bob Rae and Paul Dewar talked to Xtra's Dale Smith recently about the controversial amendment.
Calls for comment from both the Canadian Islamic Congress and Council on American-Islamic Relations CANADA (CAIR-CAN) have not yet been returned.