Malawi govt rejects anti-gay law advanced by Muslims

Published: February 19, 2014

 Malawi’s Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Fahad Assani, ahs trashed calls by the Muslims Association of Malawi (MAM) to toughen the punishment for homosexual acts to include death penalty.

MAM general secretary Shiek Salmim Omar Idruss said those convicted of homosexual acts should face a death penalty and not 14 years jail as the law states now.

Idruss argued that capital punishment was the only way to rid society of homosexuality.

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