by Jessica Geen · September 24, 2009
The newly installed president of the United Nations General Assembly, Ali Abdussalam Treki, has said that homosexuality is "not really acceptable."
Treki, who is the Libyan secretary of African Union Affairs, opened the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly with a press conference. One question concerned the UN resolution which calls for the universal decriminalization of homosexuality.
In reply, Treki said: "That matter is very sensitive, very touchy. As a Muslim, I am not in favour of it . . . it is not accepted by the majority of countries. My opinion is not in favour of this matter at all. I think it's not really acceptable by our religion, our tradition.
"It is not acceptable in the majority of the world. And there are some countries that allow that, thinking it is a kind of democracy . . . I think it is not," he added.