“The London Muslim Association held a news conference today to publicly distance their community from the reported actions of Ali Medlej and Xristos Katsiroubas, both in their 20s. CBC News reports that the two men, who met in high school in London, were among the 29 militants killed in the four-day siege of an Algerian natural gas plant in January.
Munir El-Kassem says no one he has talked to in the Muslim community in the city seems to know either man or their families.
El-Kassem says if youth are searching for radical ideas they won’t find them in the Muslim community in London, but he says misinformation about Islam is rampant on the Internet.
He says London’s Muslim community is a peaceful one and doesn’t welcome radical views.”
“Actually it takes vision, determination and strong leadership to achieve unity and I think Minister Farrakhan demonstrated that ability and strong leadership and vision to bring the Muslims together and I think that we just started this journey of unification and we still have a lot to do under his leadership.”
Imam Munir El Kassem
London Ontario, Canada
A bit more about the London Mosque:
Toews is right: Home-grown radicalization is a real threat“