Inside the mosque, I was hoping that in wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the cleric would have the good sense not to speak about non-Muslims as adversaries or enemies, but my hopes were dashed.
Far from condemning the acts of terror, the cleric, speaking in English, thundered that Islam “will become established in the land, over all other religions, although the ‘Disbelievers’ (Jews, Christians, Hindus and Atheists) hate that.”
I could not believe my ears.
There was no indignation expressed at the taking of Jews as hostages by a French jihadi that morning.
The imam did ask us Muslims, that in reacting to insults we should take the example of Prophet Muhammad himself and follow in his footsteps...Fatah kept the name of the mosque and the cleric out of his Toronto Sun column. Let's hope, however, that he shared the info with CSIS.