Shaykh Dr Mohammed Anwar Sahib

The refreshing honesty of British media – Our dodgy Muslim cleric story goes global

New Zealand media covered the actions of dodgy, misogynist and antisemitic Muslim cleric Shaykh Dr Mohammed Anwar Sahib, but no one delivers a media kicking like the Daily Mail.

A Muslim cleric has been stood down for his anti-semaitic speeches as another cleric refuses to speak to a reporter because she’s a woman.

Auckland sheikh, Mohammad Anwar Sahib, is currently under investigation by the Human Rights Commission for sermons during which he claims ‘Jews are enemies and want to rule the world’.

Sahib also made claims that women are under their husbands’ rule and should not leave their homes without their permission, reported?TVNZ.

Reporter, Yvonne Tahana, attempted to enter the mosque in?Manukau in?south Auckland to request an interview, but she was turned away due to her gender by a cleric who told her it was ‘because it’s Islamic law’.

The journalist’s male colleague was instead offered to conduct the interview. ? Read more »

Hate-speech preacher stood down permanently by FIANZ

Radio NZ reports:

A Muslim cleric criticised for anti-Semitic speeches at an Auckland mosque has been permanently stood down from his role in the Federation of Islamic Associations.

The speeches made by Shaykh Dr Mohammed Anwar Sahib, at the Al-Taqwa mosque in Manukau have been widely condemned, but the cleric said he had been misinterpreted.

The Human Rights Commission is investigating the comments.

Dr Sahib was the secretary of one of the Federation’s committees, but he retains his role as the president of the Al-Taqwa mosque.

They emerged in video footage published on the blog Whale Oil, which Dr Sahib said had been compiled from several different sermons and taken out of context.

Earlier, the Federation of Islamic Associations said it was considering all options.President Hazim Arafeh said it had no tolerance for any kind of hate speech and it had raised the issue with Dr Sahib.

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