Following last Monday’s terror attack in Manchester, Based Imam Shaikh Mohammad Tawhidi appeared on Australian television to skewer the liberal narrative that Islam has nothing to do with extremism.
“How do these young people get radicalized?” asked the Sunrise host.
“We need to be very realistic when dealing with this matter,” began Tawhidi, who has frequently come under fire from his fellow Muslims for his pragmatic view of the religion.
In reference to Manchester bomber Salman Abedi, Tawhidi continued, “you have a 22-year-old who gets radicalized over two, three sermons, within a Friday mosque gathering.”
“Now, this age, is an age when someone would expect people to be going out, having fun, but no we have a large number of youth that are being radicalized.”
“This happens because of the books that we have – the Islamic scriptures that we have,” continued Tawhidi. “They push the Muslim youth to believe that if you go out there and you kill the infidel how you will gain paradise.”
When Tawhidi’s fellow panelist, Dr. Jamal Rifi, countered this, the former declared, “do not lie to the Australian nation.”
The conversation proceeded to get quite heated, to put it mildly.
See the clip for yourself below.