The National Post – August 13, 2010
A group of Canadian imams on Friday denounced radical Islam in a joint statement that promotes peace and calls for equality between men and women. The seven point declaration, signed by 38 influential clerics belonging to the Canadian Council of Imams is meant to be read in hundreds of mosques across Canada at the start of Ramadan.
“We hope this declaration will make our stance and the views of the silent majority of Canadian Muslims on a variety of issues loud and clear. It represents unprecedented unanimity among Canada’s mainstream Muslim leaders on many issues currently viewed as controversial among non-Muslims, and we expect it to reverberate around the world,” the group’s Chairman Imam Dr. Hamid Slimi says in a statement on their website.