Popular Canadian Imam Saed Rageah is worried over the fate of missing Somali Canadian ‘kids’ who have abruptly vanished and are feared to have joined the Somali terrorist group Al-Shabab. Jihad, suicide bombings, anti-western sentiment and extremism are ‘not in Islam’ he insists and has portrayed the missing group as ’emotional kids’ hooked on the internet and vulnerable to radicalism. He is also the Imam who in October of this year, called on God to ‘damn’ the infidels, calling Allah to ‘destroy the enemies of Islam from within’ in response from some to ban the burqa and niqab in Canada. See ‘Toronto Imam preaching hate instead of harmony: damn the infidels’.
From The National Post.
Imam tries to calm fears about missing Somali-Canadians
Stewart Bell, National Post Published: Friday, December 11, 2009
TORONTO — At a mosque in a bleak industrial neighbourhood in north Toronto, Imam Saed Rageah devoted his sermon on Friday to denouncing the suicide bombings plaguing his homeland of Somalia.
“This is not in Islam,” he said.
The congregation of the Abu Huraira mosque kneeled and listened, but it was those who weren’t present that made his words resonate: a group of young men who vanished this fall and are feared to have joined a Somali militant group.