25 June 2017

On Eid, Montreal imam says Muslims need to do more to fight extremism

After a Montrealer was arrested after someone shouted “Allahu akbar” and then stabbed a police officer in Flint, Mich., Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard angered many Muslims by saying, “Unfortunately, you cannot disconnect this type of event from Islam in general.”

But Imam Luqman Ahmed expressed agreement after his Eid sermon at the Ahmadiyya Islamic Centre in Montreal North.

“If the statement means that somehow Islamic teachings justify terrorism, then I do not agree with this statement. But if it means that within the larger Muslim community, there is a problem with extremism, then I think he is right,” Ahmed told Global News. [Global News] Read more