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Homophobic GP shames the good name of Islam

Being a Muslim doctor I feel compelled to oppose strongly Dr Muhammad Siddiq's views about gays and transsexuals (News, 12 July).

I would like to know how Dr Siddiq came to the figure of 99% of Muslims who consider gays to be ‘twisted'.

Islam is a religion of peace and harmony.

I wonder how Dr Siddiq wants to use the ‘stick of law' against gays and transsexuals. What about pregnant teenagers requesting termination of pregnancy, drug addicts, alcoholics and compulsive gamblers, all of whom require sympathetic treatment.

I think Dr Siddiq is one of those Muslims who have tunnel vision, wear tinted glasses and want to treat everyone with a stick who is not behaving according to their standards.

It is a sad state of affairs in certain so-called Muslim countries that perverted Muslims are killing other Muslims, and calling it jihad. They are in a minute minority, but shame the religion of Islam, a religion of peace.

Dr A Y Rashid, Hayes, Middlesex

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