Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib

Hate speech laws would make things worse in New Zealand not better

In Sweden hate speech laws are not applied fairly. It would be accurate to say that they are used solely for the benefit of Swedish Muslims. Comments that get prosecuted in Sweden under their hate speech laws include?comments that object to sexual violence against women in the Quran and comments that Muslims find offensive. On the other hand?calling homosexuality a “virus”?and the mainstream intolerance of homosexuality being taught in Swedish Mosques is ignored as is anti-Semitism not only from individuals but from the media. Even worse than the blatant double standards is how the government is funding organisations that claim to be about combating Islamophobia but are actually linked to terrorism and invite Salafist Hate preachers and hire speakers who promote joining ISIS.

For now, the New Zealand government has stated that it has no desire to create Hate speech laws despite Muslim activists pushing for them but we do already have Salafist Hate preachers, amongst us.

NZ Salafist Imam Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib

Whaleoil revealed the existence of one Salafist Hate preacher in Auckland which the New Zealand Media was very reluctant to write about. One brave Muslim woman from the Imam’s mosque actually reported her concerns about one individual to the New Zealand Herald but they not only ignored her they somehow allowed Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib to get access to her name. In this video he condemns her in his sermon for revealing that an individual at their mosque was promoting terrorism.

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Oh look, Winston is onto the dodgy South Auckland Muslim cleric now

We outed the dodgy Muslim cleric Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib a few months back to a veritable media storm.

We have also been harvesting videos and analysing his preachings of hate towards Jews and Christians alike.

Now Winston Peters is on the ratbag’s trail.

New Zealand First has confirmation that controversial Islamic cleric, Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib, received over $13,000 in fees and expenses from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

“If Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib and his anti-Semitic ramblings reflect high quality migration then what checks are being done to make sure migrants fit in with our values,” says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Winston Peters.

“Especially with net migration breaking another record just yesterday at 70,400 in the year to November 2016. That?s almost a New Plymouth?s worth of migration in just one year. ? Read more »

Anwar Sahib: Just the tip of the Islamist iceberg in New Zealand?

Mainstream NZ media picked up on the story of Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib after WhaleOil made public a collection of quotes from his sermons that demonised Jews and subjugated women. Dame Susan Devoy came out quickly to condemn the speech but was equally cautious to tell us ?these are the views of a single person and are not held by every single Muslim New Zealander?. Just how many of the 50,000 Muslim New Zealanders don?t hold anti-Semitic or misogynistic views, though, and how many are even more radical?

With an election year next year, immigration may well be a hot-button topic, especially if there?s an ?incident? – not just a close call. National, Act and NZ First were quick to condemn Sahib. The Greens have also made a reasonable comment. Even they can see the link between hate preaching and murderous rampages. It?s only Labour that can?t bring themselves to think of Islam having a bad side – or maybe they also think Jews are the enemy and women shouldn?t leave the home without permission.

There is a small Muslim sect which seems to be truly against the violent, political Islam that we see most vividly in France, where Islamic extremists have driven over people at celebrations, slaughtered Jews, and murdered cartoonists. Judging by the statement from the Islamic Women?s Council, many of the women disagree that they need permission before leaving the house and were outraged by the anti-Semitic statements.

However, FIANZ (and New Zealand feminists) weren?t as strongly opposed to Sahib. FIANZ did eventually stand down the hate preacher from his?official position but their radio interview and initial press release leave open many questions about the sincerity of representatives of New Zealand?s largest Muslim population.

A jihadi expert, Aaron Zelin, has reported on some of those New Zealanders who have wanted to fight for Islamic State. One of those, Imran Patel, was recently jailed for over 3 years for having and distributing Islamic State material. Another Islamic State supporter, Te Amorangi Kireka-Whaanga was named as one of the most influential Muslims in the world. He has recently commented on the 1 News Facebook page about Sahib, that he is ?100% behind our shaykh [Sahib] we say what he says and we stand for everything he stands for amen amen?

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Hmmm doesn’t sound very inclusive to me Dr Sahib

At Taqwa Trusts presents its monthly Islamic programme and social event for December focusing on the following topics:

  1. Rights of Muslims on Other Muslims, by Shaykh Dr.Mohammad Anwar Sahib
  2. Social Issues, Shaykh Kabba Bah

All invited. Dinner to be provided. Please see poster for details:

– At-Taqwa Trust email

Remember Dr Sahib? Star of this Whaleoil video? According to the above promotional poster, he will be speaking in Manukau on the topic of ‘ Rights of Muslims on Other Muslims ” which apart from the poor grammar doesn’t sound very inclusive. Nope, it actually sounds like imposing one Muslim group’s set of values onto a different Muslim group. I could be horribly wrong of course and could be taking the speech topic completely out of context which is why I invite those who attend the dinner to send me a video or audio of his sermon to our tipline.

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The Greens finally denounce the Muslim hate speech preacher…sort of

James Shaw has finally said something about?Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib and denounced his actions…sort of.

Last week we were very concerned to hear that an Auckland imam, Dr Anwar Sahib, had been preaching divisive and derogatory messages about Jewish people and women during his sermons.

It was a disturbing incident coming at the end of a disturbing few weeks in politics.

Not long before, ?Bishop? Brian Tamaki decided to simultaneously undermine human rights, human decency ? and geophysics ? by claiming that gay people and deviant behaviour were to blame for earthquakes affecting the South Island.

We are all aware of the dangers in giving people who spout hate more air time than they deserve. These latest incidents were newsworthy because, generally speaking, they are not terribly common occurrences in today?s New Zealand.

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Comment of the Day

My attention was drawn to this comment on Martyn Martin Bradbury’s hate speech blog, where Bradbury gets schooled on issues regarding hate speech and its pernicious effects.

Bradbury had been mansplaining about how it was OK for Muslim hate-speech preacher?Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib was really just a silly old man rather than the nasty antisemite ?and misogynist he actually is.

This has got to be one of the silliest posts to have turned up on the Kiwi blogosphere for some time, with a fair number of suspects competing for that dismal accolade.

Maybe the most disconcerting thing here, Martyn, is your blitheness about the stress that hate speech causes real people: members of vulnerable minorities; especially young people, and children not least of all. ?What?s so controversial about claiming Jews and Christians are the enemies of Muslims?? What?s the matter with you, Bomber? How do you imagine that hate speech, or the wholesale denigration of an entire minority actually works?

A boy of four wearing a yarmulke, assaulted in Mt. Eden last year ? because Jews are portrayed by some fanatics as the enemies of Islam and as members of a race trying to take over the world. That?s how hate speech works. A Muslim kindergarten child in the US harassed verbally ? and physically ? by his TEACHER ? because all Muslims are supposed to be terrorists. And one day that child is supposed to grow up to become one. That?s how hate speech works.

You bring up Gaza. Did the Islamic Women?s Council of NZ, who are a thousand-fold more qualified to talk about Gaza then you are, raise Gaza? Of course not. They rebuked Sahib unequivocally and expressed nothing toward the Jewish community but magnanimity and solidarity. Not much sexy contrarianism there, Martyn. But I?m guessing that they know all too well the thing that you?ve completely managed to miss: that children or young people of any minority are not in the least bit responsible for Gaza, for Isis, for anything else ? but they?re always the first victims of the radical evil that hate speech is. ? Read more »

If they axe Destiny’s charity status then what about At-Taqwa mosque?

The luvvies have laid complaints, outraged over Brian Tamaki’s?statements and now the Charities Services is reviewing their charities status.

The Herald, the slowest of all media to report on Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib, reports:

Destiny Church could be at risk of losing its tax-free status after a member of the public complained to Charities Services.

Charities Services today confirmed it will analyse the Church’s tax-free status and see if its guilty of breaching the Charities Act.

The assessment will see if Bishop Brian Tamaki’s church is guilty of any wrong doing.

If anything is uncovered a full investigation will then be carried out.

A spokesperson for the church this afternoon said they have had no communication with Charities Services so would not be commenting on the development. ? Read more »

And the score is?

The score at the Human Rights Commission for complaints is 17-16 to Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib over Brian Tamaki.

The Human Rights Commission has received 16 complaints about Brian Tamaki’s rant blaming gay people for earthquakes.

In a sermon the day before last week’s massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake which killed two people, Tamaki told churchgoers quakes were a result of sexual perversions.

He also blamed a gay priest and the people of Christchurch for the devastating earthquakes that hit Canterbury in 2010 and 2011, killing 185 people.

A spokeswoman for the commission said 16 complaints had been received about his speech, which could result in mediation.

After the rant was reported by the Herald, Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley branded it as “disgusting.”

“Tamaki’s words are a lesson to us all that intolerance and prejudice is very real,” Tankersley said. ? Read more »

A natural experiment in hate and responses to it

The recent events concerning Bishop Brian Tamaki and Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib have provided a natural experiment in hate, and the response to it. Both religious leaders had videos exposed of them preaching objectionable material. Below is a side-by-side comparison of the speeches and responses. What conclusions do you draw?

What was said?

Bishop Tamaki said that homosexuals were sinners and suggested that their sin causes earthquakes like the one New Zealand recently experienced.

Shaykh Anwar said that Jews were the enemy of Muslims and women should not leave the house without their husbands’ permission.

What does that mean?

Christians need to forgive or try and ?save? sinners.

Muslims must fight against their enemies.

Women do not have free will under Sharia law.

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All of the left-wing commentary about the anti-Semitism and misogyny of the Muslim hate-speech preacher