Shaikh Mohammad Tawhidi, an Australian imam, declared that under sharia law, it is “not a sin for a Muslim to kill a non-believer.”
Tawhidi spoke to Daily Mail Australia and gave his take on the Saudi Arabia soccer team ignoring the moment of silence for the victims of the London Bridge terror attack before a recent World Cup game.
“They did not stop for a moment of silence because according to Wahhabi Islam - which governs Saudi Arabia - it is not wrong or a sin for a Muslim to kill a non-Muslim,” the imam said.
He added that it is a “lie” to suggest, like the team did, that it was simply a cultural difference.
“Their response suggests that within Muslim culture they don't remember the dead with a moment of silence. This is a lie,” he said. “In their eyes the attackers are martyrs who are going to paradise. And if they stand for a minute of silence they are against their Muslim brothers who fought for jihad and fought the ‘infidels.’”
Tawhidi said had they recognized the moment of silence, the team would have been “ridiculed” in their home country.
Last month, Tawhidi condemned the suicide bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, and blamed Islamic scriptures for encouraging such action, as seen in the footage above.
“We have a large number of youth that are being radicalized. This happens because of the books that we have, the Islamic scriptures that we have,” the imam said. “They push the Muslim youth to believe that if you go out there and kill the infidel, that’s how you will gain paradise.”
When another Muslim leader in Australia pushed back stating nothing in Islam justifies such action, Tawhidi snapped, “Do not lie! Do not lie to the Australian nation. We have in our books the teachings… to behead people and to kill and massacre people.”
But the question remains: If this is what Islam teaches, and it does, why does Tawhidi continue in its steps?