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.”