Canadian Imams In Anti-ISIS Fatwa: ISIS Was Created By Western Interests To Remove Syrian Government

On March 11, 2015, the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, a Calgary-based body headed by Imam Syed Soharwardy, issued a ‘historic fatwa’ against joining the Islamic State (ISIS). The fatwa states that ISIS is a ‘khawarij’ group,[1] and that whoever joins it or encourages others to do so in any way is committing a grave sin that excludes him from the fold of Islam.

The fatwa, signed by several dozen imams from across Canada, explains that ISIS is actually a group of ‘strangers’ that was ‘created by the funding of Western countries to overthrow the Syrian regime,’ and that it was ‘planted in Muslim countries to serve anti-Islam interests by deceiving Muslims in the name of Islam.’ It adds that ‘ISIS and other terrorists are using the policies of the United States and other Western countries in the Middle East as an excuse to control Muslim sentiments and then use them for their own political and personal gain.’

  • pdxnag

    Competitors for the role of Top Islamic Thug. No ideological anomaly at all.

    • Justin

      “…ISIS Was Created By Western Interests To Remove Syrian Government…”

      I have to agree with these imams on this one. The West created ISIS and various other jihadist groups in Libya and in Syria to get rid off Assad and Qaddafi. They succeeded in toppling Qaddafi but Assad fought back hard and America, Canada and the West are still spending hundreds of millions on the various jihadist groups that are fighting with Assad. Even Canada is giving many millions of dollars to the Syrian jihadists that are fighting Assad.
      Shame on the West!

  • Barrington Minge

    Where do these people get these shitforbrains ideas?

    • lolwut?

      The 7th century.

    • That’s easy. Islam is a giant brainwashing system. To add insult, Muslims are also encouraged to lie.

      What do you get.

      Pathological liars, with no grip on reality. And, the mullahs are the most mentally deranged.

      Expect this kind of BS from “Muslim religious authorities.”

      • ellake

        Well, you are right, but the same view that ” ISIS is actually a group of ‘strangers’ that was ‘created by the funding of Western countries to overthrow the Syrian regime,” is also popular in Russia and in some parts of Europe (Greece and Spain) so it isn’t wonder that even many non-muslims believe in that s*it.

        • International jihad – where jihadis come from all over the world to a particular location for jihad (like ISIS) – is made up of “strangers”.

          These “strangers” have in common a belief in Islamic theology. They also belief it is their religious obligation to take part in jihad.

          Westerners are foolish to think they can somehow control these jihadi forces. When the jihadis get done killing other Muslims, they will turn on the Western dupes. It is simply a religious obligation – the stupid Westerners ignore because of foolish PC dogma.

  • tom_billesley

    I’m getting confused. Weren’t we just told that Is was started by the Joos, not us Westerlings?

  • ontario john

    See, it is Harper’s fault. Muslim leaders in Canada and the media wouldn’t lie to us. And if you are a feminist then you must support having a bag over your head at new Canadian ceremonies according to Heather Mallick in the Saturday Star.

  • Brett_McS

    These are Muslim Brotherhood. They hate those Al-Queda mofos in ISIS.

  • irishrus

    Koran is as Koran does. How come they didn’t complain 911 might give them a bad handle?

  • Linda1000

    That’s our very own star imam from Calgary.
    They’re gonna put him in the movies
    They’re gonna make a big star out of him
    They’re gonna make a film about a man that studies islam
    All he’s gotta do is act naturally.
    Buck Owens – hillbilly C&W
    Or the movie of 2011

  • John

    Any more proof needed that Islamic scholars should be lock up in padded rooms?

    They’re so fucking unhinged, they could be classed as insane by just about any mental health professional.

    I’m quite sure the syndrome they all display has an official name in the books.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Sanity-challenged Syed is at it again. This is what happens when you spend time banging your head against the floor five times a day while chanting conspiracy theories. What I would give for a chance at a face-to-face debate with this islamic sphincter.

  • winniec

    Syed Soharwardy could not do this in any Islamic-majority country without being assassinated. He and his followers may have put their lives in danger by speaking out. They will certainly be in danger if they return to their countries of origins where many will consider them apostates. The game of ‘more-Islamic-than-thou’ is not an idle game: they all play for keeps! It’s the most deadly game of all.

    Logically, Syed Soharwardy must now demand the death sentence for ISIS followers who demand the death sentence for him!

    Let’s be clear about who created ISIS: Saudi Arabia created the opposition to Assad, because they want a pipeline through Syria. The revolt morphed into ISIS…a Frankenstein’s monster that wants to destroy the Saudi ‘father’.

  • Ed

    Not ready for modernity. Sorry, just not.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    As long as they deny all responsibility, the carnage will continue, with the most victims overwhelmingly being Muslims.

    • BillyHW

      There are no moderate muslims, and this proves it.

  • ontario john

    Gee, wasn’t he in the Anglican Journal awhile back as muslim advisor to an Anglican church standing next to a submissive Anglican woman priest sitting down.

  • BillyHW

    Funny when I heard this news on the radio, they forgot to mention the Western conspiracy part. Isn’t the mainstream media precious?

  • moraywatson

    Once again, islam has nothing to do with islam. Sly-ed Soharwardy issuing a fatwa against ISIS is like a laxative manufacturer railing against people who shit.

  • SMC_BC

    Soharwardy is shoveling out all that crap because he knows useful idiots, e.g. the moronic left, will believe him.

  • cmh

    Taqiyya is a religious duty used to advance Islam. It was originally identified with the Shia sect (descendants of Mohammed). This fatwa is a good example of taqiyya in use. One may actually call it a political strategy that is similar to the pre election promises made by our Canadian politicians. Just as Taqiyya is meant to advance the political goal (of Islam) by subverting the truth, so are election promises falsely used to advance the party to victory. Never be fooled into thinking that there are moderations of Islam as there are no moderations to the Koranic literature….it is what it is.

  • roccolore

    Didn’t this terror apologist imam once go after Ezra Levant over cartoons?

    • occupant 9

      Yes, that would be the very same *freedom* loving Syed. Such a joy to have him on the streets of the free world; so enriching, eh?

  • occupant 9

    Oh, Syed! Saudi Arabia has been promoting the same kind of Islam, called Islam, by building mosques across the world for decades, plying universities with millions for adherence, and more … and you know it, and we know it.

    Syed, your column is another example of the deviance of Islam, exemplifying the inherent danger of your ideology that *only* provides hate as solace.

    Oh, before I forget … f*ck off, five times a day.