RCMP asked to help prevent Islamic radicalization

Canada Free Press – June 21, 2012

B’nai Brith Canada has called on the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) and the Calgary police to monitor next weekend’s Power of Unity conference organized by the Muslim Council of Calgary, and in particular, the scheduled address by conference headliner Bilal Philips. Philips is an Islamic lecturer who has reportedly expressed anti-Semitic and homophobic views including a call for the murdering of gays. He has been banned from a number of countries due to concerns regarding radicalization of Muslim youth and allegations concerning links to terrorism.

Calgary imam Syed Soharwardy reflects on fatwa against terrorism

Calgary imam Syed Soharwardy is no stranger to media coverage. It just usually isn’t favorable. His detractors are not convinced of the purity of his intentions, arguing that Syed Soharwardy should be judged by his more notorious statements, not his recent, noble ones. Mr. Syed is still shocked that his fatwa against terrorism has been condemned by so many.

One critic dismissed the imam’s fatwa against terrorism as “propaganda.” B’nai Brith Canada also scoffed, noting the imam “has trivialized the Holocaust and prophesized the extinction of the Christian faith.”