Australian Salafi scholar Wissam "Abu Ousayd" Haddad said in a Friday, June 10, 2022 sermon that was posted on the Instagram page of Al-Madina Dawah Centre form Sydney, that Muslims who claim that homosexuality is permitted in Islam are "sick people" and apostates who should go to Hell. He said that Muslims should not hide from the fact that homosexuality is punishable by death according to Islamic law. In addition, commenting on the recent controversy sparked by an official from India's ruling BJP party who "insulted" Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, Abu Ousayd called on his audience to boycott Indian products because the "worshippers of cows" are making fun Muhammad. For more about Wisam Haddad, see MEMRI TV Clip No. 9483 and the MEMRI JTTM reports from February 28, 2022 and August 4, 2020.
Abu Ousayd: "It is upon us to follow the rules set by Allah, and his messenger Muhammad without mushing them up, without compromise, without twisting them, and without changing them to fit in anyone's agenda. We follow Islam, and yes, in Islam we do not hide from the fact that homosexuality under the shari'a — after being judged with the Quran and the sunnah by an Islamic judge, in an Islamic court, in Islamic lands — is punishable by death. We should not hide away from this, it is the deal of Allah.
"The idea that being a homosexual is okay in Islam, being persistent on this major sin, being proud of it, calling to it, promoting it, making it permissible, going against the textual evidence from the Quran and the sunnah is [unintelligible]. And a person who does so has clearly apostated from the Din of Allah. Furthermore, for those sick individuals who want to change Islam, and compromise and make it fit into their society, I say to you, you are free to leave the religion of Allah, we are in no need of you.
"Take with you your weak imams who say that it's okay to be gay. Take with you your [unintelligible] who support G, LGBT+, equals, minus. All of you go and take yourselves to Hell.
"My dear brothers, the worshippers of cows are making fun of our Prophet Muhammad. How [much] lower can we get?
"My dear brothers, if anyone has any shops or anyone deals with people from India — we're talking non-Muslims — and if your shop has Indian products, take them off your shelf. The very little thing that you can do, boycott them."