Palestinian Islamic scholar Mohammed Saleem Ali said in a Friday, July 1, 2022 sermon at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem that the Palestinian people will not allow a single homosexual to openly declare "his abomination," and that they will not allow a single homosexual on the land of Jerusalem and Palestine. He also said that the Palestinian people reject any institution that promotes homosexuality, perversion, promiscuity, or anything else that contradicts Islamic law, including co-ed universities. Ali discussed the recent killings of female students in the Arab world, saying that this is a result of the "immorality" of mixing the male and female students in universities. Mohammed Saleem Ali's sermon was streamed live on the Live Broadcast Al-Aqsa YouTube channel.
Mohammed Saleem Ali: "Our Muslim Palestinian people will not accept a single homosexual openly declaring his abomination. Will you allow a single homosexual on the land of Jerusalem and Palestine? Will you allow that? No. Our people will not allow there to be institutions that promote this abomination, on the blessed, and pure land of Palestine. They will not allow any omission or change to the laws of the shari'a, nor will they accept curricula that go against the laws of Islam.
"Oh Muslims, follow the example of your Messenger. Trample underfoot anything that is prohibited, haram, and contradicts the religion of Islam.
"The mixing [of male and female students] in universities is a form of immorality. You have witnessed some of the results of this, when several female students, in a number of Arab universities, were killed.
"We hereby declare that we reject and abhor all the manifestations of homosexuality and perversion. Allah tormented and annihilated the people of Sodom for engaging in this crime. We stress our absolute rejection of the existence of institutions that encourage homosexuality and promiscuity. We demand that these institutions be shut down immediately. Such [phenomena] are an obstacle to victory, and they bring the wrath of Allah down on all of us."