Self-Identified Muslim Caller To NY Talk Show: Gays Should Be Beheaded
A caller from Willowbrook, New York identifying himself as a Muslim on the New York 1 program "The Call," stated that gays in the United States should be beheaded because sharia law should be implemented. The heated conversation went like this:
Host: Hi, Chris.
Chris: Hi. My opinion is something you’re not going to agree with.
Host: That’s okay.
Chris: I'm Muslim and I believe 110 percent in Sharia law. Sharia law needs to be implemented in the United States because that's the only way this deviant lifestyle will be corrected. You know what happens in Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries to the gay people, correct?
Host: Mm-hmm. I don’t agree with it
Chris: They are beheaded, and that I believe --I'm going to fight as hard as I can with all of my brothers and sisters to make Sharia law in the United States.
Host: So people should be beheaded for being gay? I mean, c’mon, this is America!
Chris: This is a sin! No, you don’t like --you’re anti-Muslims?
Host: I’m not anti-Muslims, but—
Chris: You are anti-Muslims if you’re saying that about my religion.
Host: I didn’t say that. I’m saying about America.
Chris: About my religion? No. In America? We’re Americans too.
Host: You really believe people should be beheaded?
Chris: Yes, of course. Government should do that.
Host: So you have no friends that are gay, Chris?
Chris: No, I don’t.
Host: Okay, And if you did—
Chris: I don’t choose to associate with those people. No, no. That lifestyle is deviant, and it’s against Islam.
Host: That’s fine –
Chris: And sharia should come to the United States, obviously --
Host: --to feel that way but to believe that they should be beheaded is a little extreme, don’t you think?
Chris: --but you’re going to call the whole kingdom of Saudi Arabia extreme?
Host: I’m just saying beheading people for their sexual preference is extreme. Those are my words.
Chris: No, but you’re against Muslim countries then. You’re against Islam.
Host: I’m not against Islam. There are people who are Islam—Islamic in America
Chris: Do you know the law? Do you know sharia law?
Host: Do I? No, I was raised Catholic.
Chris: Maybe you should look into sharia and look into the countries that have sharia and what the penalty is for being gay.