Here is the resumé included in the announcement.
“Omar AbdulKafi! Omar Abd al-Kafi (Arabic: عمر عبد الكافي) (born 1951) is an Egyptian writer, professor, Islamic theologian, and manager of (Dubai International Holy Quran Award Islamic Studies Center). He is famous in the Arab world. He wrote many Islamic books, he also made more than 3000 sound lectures and hundreds of TV lectures since the 1970s.”
Here are some excerpts from Sh. Omar AbdulKafi posts on Facebook (originally in Arabic):
July 21, 2017 – “O Allah, the Jews have gone astray and therefore show us the wonders of Your might and ability inflicted upon them.”
November 20, 2016 – “O Allah, liberate Al Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews the aggressors.”
December 11, 2017 – “O Allah, we complain to you about the Jews, as they can not escape you, O the mighty of the heavens and the earth. O Allah, count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them… Liberate Al Aqsa Mosque from the filth of Jews the aggressors…”
October 10, 2015 – “O Allah, give them victory over the Jews the aggressors… O Allah, let them hit their targets and show us actions against the Jews that will satisfy our breasts [meaning make us content].”
September 19, 2015 – “O Allah, our people in Gaza are oppressed, so help them, and anguished, so bring them relief. O Allah, humiliate the Jews everywhere, destroy them with their plans and kill them with their weapons.”
September 13, 2015 – Al-Aqsa Mosque. Allah is sufficient for me, Most Excellent is He in whom I trust. O Allah, give victory (support) to the third holiest site [in Islam, meaning Al-Aqsa Mosque] and the first qibla in [Islam, meaning Al-Aqsa Mosque]. O Allah, destroy the Zionists. O Allah, protect our people in Palestine. O Allah, take revenge of the Jews and their assistants. O Allah, we ask you to give us victory soon…”
July 14, 2014 – “…O Allah give victory to the Mujahideen [Muslims fighters in the path of Allah] around the world. O Allah, liberate Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews, the monkeys, the pigs…”
Are these statements compatible with Canadian values?
Where is main stream media; in particular the Toronto Star which defended Ayman Elkasrawy, an imam at “Masjid Toronto” mosque when he said “purify al-Aqsa mosque from the filth of the Jews”?
Where are the Jewish organizations like CIJA, B’nai Brith, and Canadian Jewish Congress?
And where is Bernie Farber, a man who claims to speak for the Jewish community, the man who defended Elkaswary against concerns shared by Jews over his comments he made in the Masjid mosque Downtown Toronto? Where is he today? Why has he not responded to the open letter sent to him by the JDL.
And where is Jeffrey Brown, an orthodox Jew from Thornhill, Ontario, also contacted by the JDL, who works with Muslim communities to safeguard their houses of worship? Has he no concerns about an Imam coming to Canada who has a history of spreading hate about the Jews?
And last but not least, where is our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who has shared with us his views that Islam is compatible with the West? Are these statements acceptable to him? To be shared in Canada?
From the Ethics of the Fathers: “Rabbi Tarfon used to say, it is not incumbent upon you to complete the task, but you are not exempt from undertaking it.”