Correcting Jamie Doward's claims, from Inayat Bunglawala
27th April 2006
Your correspondent, Jamie Doward, claims that the Muslim Council of Britain has made a 'stunning U-turn' after its senior members 'ripped up' a 'five-year plan to reach out to Britain's gay community' only days after signing up to the strategy (The Observer, 23 April 2006).
Had your correspondent taken the elementary step of actually getting in touch with the MCB before writing his story he would have quickly learned that there has never actually been such a strategy - it is entirely fictional.
Our position on this issue has always been clear and remains unchanged: we believe that the practice of homosexuality is sinful in Islam.
Mr Inayat Bunglawala,
The Muslim Council of Britain