Why Do Canadian Imams Support the Taliban?

Do Canadian Muslims support Taliban? We could ask “Why would believing Muslims not support the Taliban?” The fundamental issue is to what point do the Taliban reflect mainstream Islam. The popular narrative is that the Taliban are a fringe group that has distorted the true Islam. We need to ask the question:

Does the Taliban represent the True Islam as the Rashidun (first four rightly guided Caliphates) practiced it in the first centuries of Islam? Below the transcript of Imam kathrada’s sermon are several wisdoms that influential Canadian Muslim leaders share. They answer this question. The esteemed Muslim leaders are: Iqbal Nadvi, ex president of ICNA, Mustafa Farooq, CEO of NCCM, Dr Katherin Bolluck, lecturer at University of Toronto, Abdool Hamid, senior lecturer at Toronto Islamic Institute, Imam Abu Ameenah Bilal Philip, who has translated and commented on over 50 published books on various Islamic topics, and Imam Syed Hassan Mujtaba Rizvi.

The Taliban has established a Sharia state. Muslim leaders in Canada aspire to do the same.

Younus Kathrada is a senior Imam based in Vancouver, Canada. This is excerpt from the sermon that he uploaded on August 20 2021 view clip  

I incite you to show support for your brothers in Afghanistan who wants to establish the Shari’a in their land. We see that the West wants to talk about the rights of women. Oh yes, the rights of women, her right to be a prostitute, her right to sleep around with whomever she wishes. I want you to understand what those rights are, oh, by the way, her right to be abused, her right to show her body off to men who gets off on watching her in porn. Allah Grant victory to the mujahideen for your sake everywhere. Allah grant success to our brothers in Afghanistan. So that they establish your Sharia on this land.

Iqbal Nadvi August 23 2014

Islam is actually become a kind of solution for humanity and it is only we if Allah uses us it is the best service to make his law a solution for all humanity – if we do this thing – I can say to you it will be the best thing not only for us for this country (Canada) but for the whole of humanity as well.

Mustafa Farooq In a Facebook post (November 3, 2009) wrote (the post is no longer available online):

In terms of civic disobedience, while definitely important, we have to look more closely at how are we Muslims going to recreate Cordoba* in Edmonton/Toronto/Montreal/any Canadian city? We have a massive task ahead of us, but I really believe that it is one at which we can succeed, one in which we erase these artificial “nation-state” identities, and move together to pursue Jannah [paradise].

Katherine Bullock November 27, 2014

From an Islamic point of view there is absolutely nothing radical about wanting caliphate or wanting Shari’a. These are completely normal traditional points of view.

Syed Hassan Mujtaba Rizvi

You have to realize this is not going to stop it is only the beginning and as it goes forward these are the steps towards the one government that is going to be over the whole world that is the government of the Imam.

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