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Shaikh M. Tawhidi: The “Imam” The Haters Love

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The Australian “Imam” Shaikh M. Tawhidi is being groomed into an international celebrity. Some weeks ago he claimed that he was persecuted by “the Australian Muslims” and went into hiding. That made him famous outside Australia. The self proclaimed “Muslim reformist” Ayaan Hirsi Ali has voiced her support of the “Imam“.  He is the latest darling of Jihadwatch and Pamela Geller. One Nation, the political party that wants to kick out all “disobedient Muslims” from Australia, loves him. He is a strange Imam. Just look at this:

A strange Imam indeed. He publicly states that Islam is a dangerous religion. He wants to close all Islamic schools and believes that no more mosques should be built in Australia. He complains that Muslims in Australia are not protesting against ISIS. He believes that all of Palestine belongs to Israel, and he claims that his father would not have moved to Australia if he had known that so many Muslims would live there in the future.

‘My father wouldn’t have moved from Iran to Australia if he’d known there’d be so many Muslims here’.

He makes an interesting slip of the tongue while speaking on the video above. He says that he does not understand “why Muslims believe” that they go to heaven by blowing themselves up but corrects himself and says “well radical Muslims”. Interesting slip of the tongue. By “accident” he claims that all Muslims are terrorists.

The slip of the tongue is understandable if you know that Shaikh M. Tawhidi supports a racist political party that hates Muslims.  Below is one picture he posted on social media recently, when he made offerings of roses to One Nation posters. One Nation is a radical rightwing party in Australia that hates Muslims.

He supports One Nation and apparently they like him, or what should we say about the frequent posts by the party representative in South Australia praising the imam?

Besides this, he apparently is a supporter of a Korean cult:

With his gold-trimmed white robes and pointed turban, the man who calls himself both an Imam and Sheikh cuts an elegant figure as a minder guides him out of the car, past more jubilant Koreans and television cameras, and into the surreal surrounds of an Olympic stadium filled to capacity, where tens of thousands of seated spectators holding coloured cards form a gargantuan human LCD screen.

Here he is ushered to pose for photographs with other similarly well turned-out men of faith, all of whom have been flown in from religious communities across the globe to take part in the World Alliance of Religions Peace (WARP) summit.

But the cheer squads are not really here for Tawhidi, and this is not really a peace conference. These ecstatic young Koreans are members of an allegedly dangerous religious cult taking part in a highly regimented North Korean-style stadium extravaganza to pay tribute to their controversial leader, Lee Man Hee.

Well I can agree with one thing the “Imam” says: we certainly need to scrutinize some of the Imams in Australia. Lets begin with the imam Shaikh M. Tawhidi! Who funds him? And why? 

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    • Khizer

      judging from your comment history, I suppose it is drivel to your standards, it didn’t even mention the EVIL LIBERALS!!! /s

    • I think common sense should suffice. Let’s parse some simple logic together.

      People say negative things about Islam. Not every negative thing people say about Islam is true. Therefore not every negative thing said about Islam is an “uncomfortable truth.”

      Did you follow along?

    • I deleted that comment, but since you’re already replied, let’s dig into the matter. There are two rleated points I think are worth parsing.

      First is he “authentic” as a shaykh? Can we call him a “fraud” in terms of formal credentials? Well anyone can claim to be a shaykh, and it’s valid to the extent Muslims accept that and take their guidance and rulings. There is no process of being “ordained” as in a church.

      What “authenticity” is in question? I can’t know what you had in mind, but the point there was that he isn’t some sort of Islamic official with a set of established credentials we can verify against. There is no Muslim pope.

      However, there is another angle to consider in terms of his claims. He is NOT authentic and IS a fraud in the more general sense that he pretends to be something he clearly is NOT. He is not a sincere Muslim who is criticizing Islam in earnest.

      He’s an outrage peddler catering to the worst enemies of Islam and Muslims, fueling their campaign to spread fear and hatred.

      It you want to pat him on the head and fawn over him as a pet, that’s fine. It matters not in the least to me.

      Muslims will decide for themselves who is a credible shaykh from whom to seek guidance. Muslims will decide how Islam will be interpreted and practiced. What YOU think is irrelevant—and so is this pathetic excuse for a “shaykh.”

    • Not every negative thing stated about Islam and Muslims is an “uncomfortable truth” by default.

    • Authenticity??? Is that even the question?

      Non-Muslims can fawn all over him if they like but if he has no credibility among Muslims, then he’s irrelevant. He’s a joke.

      If you want to think of him as “authentic” and useful in some way, no one is stopping you.

    • He’s a fraud. If you can’t see that, I can’t help you.

    • AirForce101HD

      “Anointed as a religious leader by the tabloid media, this Shia extremist is using its newspapers and television programs to wage a sectarian war against Australia’s majority Sunni community. And their audiences can’t get enough.”

    • mindy1


    • mindy1

      An Imam who denounces Islam is like a Rabbi who says Hitler was a good guy. :/

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      Go see for yourself mate.

    • Bobby Ingersoll

      Exposed in what way?

    • HSkol

      I am thoroughly confused. Looks like I’ve got a new project – trying to figure out who this dude is. Again, I am thoroughly confused.

      Speaking of Australia … I’m on the Highway to Hell …

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      Definitely not a muslim. He got exposed on facebook by the muslim community though.

    • CowabungaCreeper

    • Awesome

      Lol this guy is claiming to be a Muslim, a man who demonises his own religion. This man is not a Muslim.

      Given the ignorance in his comments about Islam and Muslims, it seems unlikely that Tawhidi ever was a Muslim (or at least not much of one). There is no ambiguity about his Zionism though – a very common theme among the detractors of Islam and Muslims. His claim of being a “Muslim” seems to be based on nothing besides his cultural identity, which he likely claims because of his “Muslim background”. By adding “cultural identity” to the definition of a “Muslim”, coming from a “Muslim background” is enough for someone to make the claim of being one, regardless of what they actually do, say and believe. At best, they are only trying to avert being alienated by other Muslims. At worst, it is another tactic used against Islam. In the case of Tawhidi, it is more likely the latter.

    • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

      I guess if one were to put on a pope costume they could then claim to be Pope.

    • Sam Seed

      Lol this guy is claiming to be a Muslim, a man who demonises his own religion. This man is not a Muslim.

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