Brunei introduced full Sharia law in April 2019, making gay sex, adultery and other offences punishable by stoning to death. The move has resulted in mass condemnation and boycotts around the world of Brunei-affiliated businesses.
Sir Elton John and George Clooney are among stars who have spoken out against the laws.
Nowhere in the Quran does it stipulate any capital punishments for sodomy – by implementing the most draconian aspects of Sharia, the Sultan is closer to Isis than the Prophet
The annual event is usually held at the London hotel every September.
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Part of the country’s interpretation of Sharia Law will also see amputation of the hands or feet introduced as punishment for robbery.
"Our hearts go out to the good, hardworking employees of properties owned by the Sultan of Brunei, many of whom we know to be gay."
Elton John has joined George Clooney in boycotting Brunei-owned hotels in the US and Europe. The country of Brunei will implement Islamic criminal laws to punish gay sex by stoning offenders to death in early April.
"Are we really going to help pay for these human rights violations?"