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Religious teacher launches 'wear white' online campaign

Aim is to protest against homosexuality, he says

Published on Jun 20, 2014 10:20 AM

AN ISLAMIC religious teacher has launched an online campaign asking Muslims to wear white next Saturday evening to protest against homosexuality and defend traditional family values.

Ustaz Noor Deros, 28, is behind the Wear White Facebook page and website and is asking Muslims to "return to fitrah" - the Arabic word for "natural" - and support "what is good and pure".

The Muslim month of Ramadan starts on Sunday next week and the first evening prayer to mark the fasting month will be held on Saturday evening.

That Saturday is also when the Pink Dot picnic - an annual event promoting "the freedom to love" regardless of sexual orientation - will be held. It is organised by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

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