Eating and drinking from Starbucks just became controversial.
In a 52-minute video uploaded by Islamic channel Fodamara TV on Youtube on October 16, 2017, is making waves in April of 2018!
Abdul Somad, an Islamic preacher, is seen telling the Muslim consumers of Starbucks that they will be thrown into hell as the group is a supporter of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.
He can be seen saying this in response to a question from the audience.
Somad can be seen explaining in the video how the scenario will play out.
He said that in the afterlife the angels will ask the LGBT community:
‘How did your community grow so big?’
The community will answer that we grew because of the money that was given to us.
Somad said then the angels will ask that who gave you the donations?
The LGBT community will say that those who are in heaven (they gave the money to the LGBT).
Somad then added that after hearing their answers the God will pull up those who are in heaven and throw into the hell for giving money to Starbucks.
One of them was Muslim scholar Akhmad Sahal, who said Somad’s logic was contradictory as the social media channel that the cleric uses also supports LGBT rights.
But many are against this tirade against the popular coffee chain.
Akhmad Sahal a Twitter user pointed about that even the Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, all of them support LGBT rights. So, wouldn’t that imply that the users of these platforms would dwell in hell too?
UAS bilang pengopi Starbucks masuk neraka krn Starbucks dukung LGBT.
Facebook, twitter, Youtube juga mendukung hak-hak LGBT. Berarti pengguna kanal2 medsos tsb masuk neraka semua? PBB dukung hak2 LGBT. Kalo pake logika UAS, negara2 muslim anggota PBB masuk neraka. https://t.co/8Yi7KoHlSP
— akhmad sahal (@sahaL_AS) April 28, 2018
But there are others who think that those who don’t agree with Somad should not even be watching his videos and rather simply continue to buy from Starbucks and move on:
I don’t really get what people are fuming about. As far as I’m concerned, Somad only said what he believes in. Don’t agree with him? Go get your Starbucks and stop watching his videos. Make it easy for yourself. Won’t tell you again.
— vnsn (@vnsn__) April 28, 2018
The video in question is here: