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People spit on me, threaten to pour acid on me – U.K’s first gay muslim to wed, cries out

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Twenty four-year old UK’s first gay muslim to get married,  Jahed Choudhury, has disclosed that threats he has received so far include an acid attack. He recounted all that he has gone through since he walked down the aisle with the love of his life, Sean Rogan, last week. According to him, he has been receiving death threats on social media and in the street, since he married his boyfriend. U.K’s first gay muslim to wed.

Here’ what the married gay said, “The worst messages say ‘the next time I see you in the streets, I’m going to throw acid in your face’. Even if I walk down the streets, I have people spitting on me and calling me pig – all the nasty stuff but I just keep walking.”

U.K’s first gay muslim to wed

U.K’s first gay muslim to wedOn a video of the pair by BBC Midlands, some of the comments posted are really outrageous and dehumanizing. See some comments below…

“You Can’t Be A Gay Muslim, If You Are Than Your Not A Muslim.

“Islam Forbids This, I’m not saying they should Split up and Be Straight Which is the right thing to do, what I’m saying is they can’t be Muslim If they are Gay.”

Another added: “It’s like eating meat and calling myself a vegetarian you are not Muslims.”

But on seeing the comments, the couple, in an interview with BBC, disclosed what they’ve done about the threats they’ve received. According to the newlyweds, they have not yet reported the incident to police as they are still considering whether to do so.

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Choudhury added: ‘This morning I got a phone call saying some hate comments, coming for my mum. It is not just Muslims it is anyone who is religious, homophobic. I know that Islam will never accept homosexuals. It is written there in black and white. But this is how I chose to live my life.

U.K’s first gay muslim to wed“I separate in my head being gay and Muslim; I will always be Muslim, I will always pray, it will never change. The main message is to educate the traditional family. I just hope no one has to go through [what I did] when I was young.’

However, Choudhury’s further disclosed he had also received “amazing” support from his online followers, including people who said the couple had inspired them to come out.

He said, “I’ve been brought up Muslim and the Koran mentions you cannot be gay and Muslim, but this is how I have chosen to live my life.

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“I will never get rid of my faith,” Choudhury’s father added.

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