“To underline their disdain for Islam and the family, LGBT activists are organizing an event on the very evening of 1st Ramadan. They expect this event to be the biggest ever in their history,” the Muslim group with a wearwhite.sg website said in its press release.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins on June 28 this year, the same day as the Pink Dot event.
The Pink Dot event has always been celebrated towards the end of June. In 2013 it was held on June 29 and the year before that on June 30.
Pink Dot SG is an annual, non-profit movement, free-for-all event which started in 2009, in support of the LGBT community in Singapore where same-sex relations are illegal.
Pink Dot remains a milestone for the local LGBT movement because it is Singapore’s only legal way to allow community members to celebrate who they are.
Pink is the color got by mixing red and white the colors of the Singapore national flag, said the Pink Dot website pinkdot.sg.
On the other hand, white in Islamic culture is used to symbolize purity and peace and many Muslims will wear white while attending Friday prayers.
“There are groups that are trying to destroy the sanctity of the family. The natural state of human relationships is now under sustained attack by LGBT activists. For the LGBT movement, the natural family is no longer sacred,” the Muslim group’s website said.
“It is time for Muslims to make a stand. Stand up and defend the sanctity of the family,” it added asking Muslims to wear any white garment and share your jamaah’s photo with the hash tag #wearwhite.
The Pink Dot website says that it understands that the LGBT community faces prejudice and has been subject to hate speech and bigotry and recognizes that many Singaporeans are conservative.
“Pink Dot stands for an open, inclusive society within our Red Dot, where sexual orientation represents a feature, not a barrier,” it said.
Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism, Christianity are the four main religions today. Christianity in Singapore. Buddhists comprise 33 percent of the population and Muslims about 15 percent.