Islamic schools refuse comment on allegation regarding not commemorating Remembrance Day

Islamic schools refuse comment on allegation regarding not commemorating Remembrance Day

I’ve sent a media inquiry to Islamic schools in Ontario and Alberta asking to respond to an statement made by a senior Muslim imam and scholar from London, Ontario that reads: “Islamic schools won’t have it [Remembrance Day] as a holiday because we don’t celebrate it.” As of November 23, 2019 none of the Islamic schools responded to the media inquiry.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Mazin AbdulAdhim, a prominent Muslim scholar and Imam from London, Ont. has stated that “Islamic schools won’t have it [Remembrance Day] as a holiday because we don’t celebrate it.”

He further explained that “it is a day to remember those who died while fighting and killing Muslims… it’s because it is a day to remember those who died while fighting and killing Muslims… The Ottomans were Muslims, and Remembrance Day first started after Britain and France and the others defeated us, killed millions of our people, and then made this celebration starting on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, November 11th, to forever remember *their* soldiers who fought to defeat us in that war and then invade our lands. That is why we don’t celebrate Remembrance Day, because we would be remembering their soldiers who killed millions of Muslims.”

Mazin AbdulAdhim’s Facebook post on November 11, 2019:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10219920332694866&set=a.1776200360970&type=3

Inquiry: Does your school observe/celebrate Remembrance Day? YES or NO

Kindly respond by Monday 18th of November. If you need more time let me know.

Sincerely,

Eric Stanley Brazau,

Investigative journalist

ericbrazau.com

The media inquiry was sent by email to:

Ontario

1. School of Islamic Legacy, 72 Joy Mayor Driver, Mississauga

2. Al-Manariat Heights Islamic School, 2250 Argentina Road, Mississauga.

3. Islamic Foundation, Durham. Principal is Biquar.

4. Understanding Islam Academy Canada, 2570 Haines Road, Mississauga.

5. School of Islamic Study Ontario. Chairman is Syed Hussain.

6. Center for Islamic Knowledge.

7. MAC Al-Huda School, Ajax, downtown, Mississauga, Mississauga North, Brampton.

8. MAC Al-Furqan School, Scarborough.

9. Free Islamic School.

Calgary

1. Islamic School Omar Bin Al-Khattab.

2. Somali Students of Calgary.

3. Calgary Islamic School.

4. MAC Calgary.

Edmonton

1. Edmonton Islamic Academy.

2. MAC Edmonton.

Mubin Shaikh says Muslim leaders don’t believe “in bringing Shariah Law in Canada”

Mubin Shaikh says Muslim leaders don’t believe “in bringing Shariah Law in Canada”

Born and raised in Canada, Mubin Shaikh is a former security intelligence and counter terrorism operative. At the age of 19, he went to India and Pakistan where he had a chance encounter with the Taliban prior to their takeover of Afghanistan in 1995. Mubin became fully radicalized as a supporter of the global Jihadist culture, recruiting others and establishing his network in the extremist milieu.

The 9/11 attacks forced to him reconsider his views. Returning to Canada in 2004, he became a undercover operator with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and worked several CLASSIFIED investigations. In late 2005, one of those files moved to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) and Mubin traversed to what came to be known as the “Toronto 18” terrorism case resulting in the conviction of 11 aspiring violent extremists.

He has since obtained a Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (MPICT), is now a PhD candidate in Psychological Sciences studying radicalization, deradicalization and violent extremism at the University of Liverpool, Tactical Decision Making Research Group.

On October 8, 2019 I sent Mubin Shaikh a media inquiry:

Background information

Your tweet (October 6, 2019):

“I don’t know what self-respecting Muslim would ever vote CPC. They absolutely HATE us. Most of these conspiracies about ShariahLaw, M103 etc., come from them (& their media arm REBEL TV), the other being the PPC of course.”

Reference: https://twitter.com/MrMubinShaikh/status/1180943759816773634

The Islamic organization Hezb ut-Tahrir Canada, senior Canadian Muslim scholars and Imams (Abu Ameena Bilal Philips, Taha Ghayyur, Kathreen Bullok, Abdul Hakim Quick, Ahmed Shehab to name a few) and Islamic literature available at Islamic centres (modern commentary of the Gardens of the Righteous by A-Nawawi) in Canada support the gradual implementation of the Sharia Law.

Questions

Based on your tweet do you suggest that the aforementioned organizations, Islamic centres, scholars and Imams also promote “conspiracies about Shariah Law”?

In your opinion do the aforementioned organizations, Islamic centres, scholars and Imams represent the true Islam?

I’ll appreciate a response by 4pm October 9, 2019. If you require more time please let me know.

Sincerely,

Eric Stanley Brazau

Investigative journalist

Ericbrazau.com

On the same day Mubin Shaikh responded;

1. I know who you are and I don’t like you one bit.

2. None of those people you mentioned, believes in bringing Shariah Law in Canada. The 5th columnist HizbutTahreer group however, have this laughable dream that the world should come under ShariahLaw and those people can go f*ck themselves.

Cheers,

MS

Statements by Canadian scholars and Imams on Shariah Islamic Law