OTTAWA – The imam of a Montreal-area mosque that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau visited in early September spoke favourably in 2011 about severing the hands of thieves and stoning women.
Imam Foudil Selmoune told a Radio-Canada journalist that under Sharia law, those harsh punishments are part of God’s rules for Muslims to live in a “peaceful and just society.”
“We don’t cut hands off just anyone,” he said. “We cut the hands of people who have money and who steal.”
He also said “stoning exists in Sharia.”