My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Surprise, surprise - Imam in Toronto preaches hate...

And, what's going to happen now??? I'm sure he'll be replaced!
A Toronto-area imam is under fire for using derogatory language against Jews and Christians, calling for Allah to “destroy” the enemies of Islam from within and calling on God to “damn” the “infidels.”

The address, given last Friday by Imam Saed Rageah at the Abu Huraira Centre and then posted on YouTube (watch it above), is an attack on those who have been calling for a ban on the niqab and burka, both of which cover the faces of women.

“Allah protect us from the fitna [sedition] of these people; Allah protect us from the evil agenda of these people; Allah destroy them from within themselves, and do not allow them to raise their heads in destroying Islam.”

Tarek Fatah, a Canadian Muslim author and commentator, said that type of language could be interpreted as a call to violence. As well, the imam asks Allah to “damn” Christians and Jews.

“The cleric’s ritual prayer asking for the defeat of Christians and Jews and the victory of Islam is not unique,” Mr. Fatah said. “It is uttered by many clerics across Canada spreading hate instead of harmony. There should be no room in Canada’s mosques for such hatred, especially when most of these institutions get [tax-free status].”

The Abu Huraira Centre attracts about 800 to 1,000 people to a typical Friday service. A man who worked at the centre said that many women who attend only wear the hijab, which covers the head, and do not wear any covering on their faces.

The National Post repeatedly attempted to reach Mr. Rageah for an interview, but was unsuccessful.

Throughout the 35-minute speech he uses the word “kuffar” to describe non-Muslims.

In referring to those Muslims who would seek allies outside the Muslim community to bring about legislation that would ban face coverings, the imam said: “You will see a lot of them going to the kuffar, taking them as friends and allies. The wrath of Allah is upon them. If they were true believers they would never take them as allies.”


Anonymous Philanthropist said...

Islam must have an achilles heel, its foundation is pure hatred, and while that is a more enduring quality than love, it blinds the haters and must leave an opening somewhere.

If only the artists in the West were not so cowardly then perhaps they could inspire artists around the world to find that achilles heel.

12:46 AM  
Blogger Alister. said...

I don't know where they got their definition from, but the real meaning of the word 'kaafir' (kufaar being plural) means someone who rejects the truth after it has been presented to them.

It is not used as a derogatory term, and shouldn't be felt as an insult if this term is used to describe you (unless of course you are ashamed of denying the truth, which you should be).

A kaafir is abosulutely not equal to the n word, and is not limited only to the Ahlul Kitaab (People of the Book, ie Jews and Christians).

It is a synonym to the word Mu'min which means believer. So before you start speaking about the arabic language (and I mean pure arabic, not slang) learn the language first.

May Allah guide you.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Hinchey's Store said...

Alister - If I were Muslim, and I believed that my beliefs were the only truth, "kaafir" or "kufaar" (or "fubar" for that matter) would certainly be a derogatory term - they are rejecting the "truth" after having it presented to them - does that have anything to do with jihad - holy war against the infidel?

8:47 PM  
Blogger Alister. said...

First of all; obviously if your Muslim you consider your religion to be the truth. There's no such thing as 'multiple truths'.

Second; your using the term 'jihaad' out of context as well. The term 'jihaad' has been defined by the media as engaging in battle, but in arabic it means to struggle.

And I repeat, the word kaafir is only derogatory if you are ashamed of denying the truth.

And Allah knows best.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Phillip Huggan said...

You RCMP/CPC straight people raided my THC supply....
Media is focused upon lung receptors in addressing flu pandemics. But this Swine Flu should be causing cytokine storm according to this flawed reasoning. The reason it isn't is that 1918 activated our immune system into overdrive somehow. Most of our immune system is localized in intestine tract. Bird Flu attacks intestinal tract. Is mostly harmless for birds though, but once in a while wipes out birds. Now that my weed is delayed/lost, I might spend the next few weeks discovering just what specifically causes flu to target our lungs like an allergy. I think Bird Fancier's Lung might offer a clue.

Bioterror is the logical conclusion of your small town ethics; really expect the poor to take it forever??

9:03 PM  

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