The headline? That’s Imam Siraj Wahhaj, named as one of the Islamic authorities on a new UK website, Imamsonline, that purports to be focused on preventing Muslim radicalization.
In a September 1991 speech in Toronto, titled “The Afghanistan Jihad,” Wahhaj told his fellow Muslims:
“Those who struggle for Allah, it doesn’t matter what kind of weapons [you use], I’m telling you it doesn’t matter! You don’t need nuclear weapons or even guns! If you have faith in Allah and a knife! If Allah wants you to win, you will win! Because Allah is the only one who fights. And when his hand is over your hand, whoever is at war against my friends, I declare war on them…. The Americans are not your friends … The Canadians are not your friends … The Europeans are not your friends. Your friend is Allah, the Messenger and those who believe. These people will never be satisfied with you until you follow their religion …”
From this article about ImamsOnline you can see their endgame, it isn’t about preventing radicalization, it’s about silencing critics of Islam.
“This is a plea from representatives of all our communities to the public and Internet and social media companies to act to help keep us safe from extremist content.
The Internet can no longer be freely used by terrorists and those that would cause division and espouse hatred.”