CTV News – December 27, 2011
Islamic Supreme Council of Canada founder, Imam Syed Soharwardy, has spoken out against the church bombings in Nigeria.
“This is an extremely deplorable crime that has been committed by those people who follow the hate-mongering ideology of Wahabism. It’s not Islam. This is an un-Islamic action”, said Imam Soharwardy.
CTV – October 21, 2011
An Islamic group whose presence in Montreal sparked controversy has insisted that its message has been misunderstood. The Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) is a UK-based group that describes itself on its website as an “international dawah organization committed to educating and informing humanity about the truth and noble message of Islam.” However, a speech by the group’s chairman Abdurraheem Green, where he suggested it is alright for a husband to use physical force on his wife, drew a lot of negative attention to the group.
It led Concordia University’s Muslim Students’ Association to cancel a planned speech, but a Montreal group affiliated with the Muslim Association of Canada found another venue for another iERA lecturer to speak.