06 April 2017

Imam in hiding after calling for closure of Islamic schools

Australian imam Mohammed Tawhidi, above, claims he has been forced into hiding after voicing support for the ideas of anti-Islam campaigner Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Tawhidi, of the Islamic Association of South Australia, said he agrees with Ms Ali’s call to close Islamic schools in Australia. He has also rejected extremist groups.

Ali cancelled her tour of Australia this week because of fears for her safety.

According to this report, the imam said:

"These schools do exist that are a problem and they need to be either shut down or changed completely." Fearing reprisals, the Adelaide-based Imam said he was escorted into hiding by police. [The Freethinker] Read more