In yet another stark example of how sharia is incompatible with free socieites, an imam in Australia was labeled by fellow Muslims as a “fake” follower of Islam simply because he wanted to abide the laws of his country over that of his religion.
Muslims now call imam Shaikh Mohammad Tawhidi a fraud and a fake, the Daily Mail Australia reported, citing a 4-minute video he made describing his situation.
Tawhidi has been a voice in the Muslim community who’s stood against ISIS and other radicals.
But he was just confronted by several of his fellow Muslims, and they condemned him for his moderate tone, and for pledging to uphold the laws of Australia first and sharia, second.
“Tawhidi, who has openly spoken out against ISIS and extremists, confronted members of the Islamic community in a video shared online on Friday.
“Imam Tawhidi said he was labelled a ‘fake’ Shaikh because he prioritised Australian law over Sharia law.
“‘I am considered a fake because I would die for Australia. I am considered a fake because I live by the Australian constitution,’ he said.
“‘I am considered a fake because I glorify the Australian flag.’
“‘I am considered a fake because I reject Sharia law and live by the Australian law.’
“In the four minute-long video, Imam Tawhidi listed various reasons for why he had been called ‘a fake’ by members of the Muslim community in Australia.
“‘They have called me a fake Muslim Imam or a Shaikh only because I expose their intentions to create a caliphate within Australia,’ he said.
“‘I am considered a fake because I condemn terrorism. I am considered a fake because I oppose and expose extremism.’
“‘They have called me a fake Muslim Imam or a Shaikh only because I expose their intentions to create a caliphate within Australia,’ Imam Tawhidi said.
“He defended himself claiming he was legitimate and only accused of being a fraud because he did not serve a radical Islamic agenda.
“‘For them, I am too Australian,’ he said.
“The Muslim leader said he rejected controversial Sharia law to live by the Australian law ‘because I am an Australian Muslim and not a Muslim Australian.’
“‘I want an Islam that is compatible with the west,’ he said.”
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