UPDATE: Since this article and other articles were published the subject of our article Shaykh Anwar Sahib has published the following press release where he denies that what he said in the video below was hate speech and he also complains that our article did not provide links to his videos in full so that people can decide for themselves whether his statements were taken out of context. I highly recommend that our readers do view his videos in full. You can view them here on the Masjid at-Taqwa mosque Youtube channel.
A shocking video has surfaced containing excerpts of a number of Auckland sermons and lectures given by Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib between April 2014 and November 2016 in which he repeatedly uses appalling anti-Semitic slanders and libels and denigrates women. In one sermon, he calmly calls Jews “the enemy of Muslims” and claims that:
Jews are using everybody because their protocol is to rule the entire world”Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib
Of more concern is that Dr Sahib is the President of the At Taqwa Mosque in Manukau, Auckland (where the comments were made, and from where they were broadcast on YouTube) and is also (according to FIANZ and his CV) secretary of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) Ulama Council and FIANZ Advisory Board. The FIANZ Ulama Council is responsible for religious affairs in the New Zealand Muslim community, including family counselling and dispute resolution. Dr Sahib also claims to be an adviser to the New Zealand government on Halal issues.
Like his views on Jews, Dr Sahib also shares views on women’s rights that are out of step with New Zealand values. In one sermon, he proclaims that:
No woman can dare step out of her house without the permission of her husband” Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib
Fiji-born Dr Sahib was trained in Saudi Arabia, receiving a PhD in Qur’anic Sciences and Islamic Studies from Madinah University. In 2013, as New Zealand’s only Salafi preacher at the time, he led prayers at an Australian conference, which had invited other like-minded speakers who spread anti-Semitic hatred such as:
Read history and you will understand that the Jews of yesterday are the evil fathers of the Jews of today, who are evil offspring, infidels… the scum of the human race whom Allah cursed and turned into apes and pigs… These are the Jews, an ongoing continuum of deceit, obstinacy, licentiousness, evil, and corruption…”Al-Azhar Sheikh Abdur-Rahman Al-Sudais
Shalom.Kiwi wonders how it is that an Auckland-based, Saudi-trained, Muslim religious leader has been continuously allowed by the Auckland Muslim community and FIANZ itself to maintain and repeatedly propagate to his congregation a collection of anti-Semitic and misogynistic slurs that are clearly out-of-step with contemporary, pluralistic New Zealand society. How widely held are these views in the New Zealand Muslim community and over how many Muslims does Dr Sahib have influence?
If this was a Christian leader preaching words of hate like that Susan Devoy would be all over this.
She wants an inclusive and tolerant New Zealand, yet by her silence she is Islamo-pandering. Letting them off the hook, so to speak.
We hear gutless politicians speak about tolerance, yet we have allowed the intolerant into New Zealand. There isn’t a single country that has allowed Islamic immigration that hasn’t had problems. Not one.
The hate-preachers are here, they are proselytising, and they are using our tolerant society against us. Behind these men, and they are exclusively men, there are the radicalised fools who think this is all true and then act upon the hate.
Will Sam Lotu Iiga act? Will Susan Devoy?
If you thnk I am over-reacting, then I ask all those of you who are Chrisitan to consider the last quote from the video, and ask yourselves if you feel safe with people preaching that against you and your beleifs?
“If you believe that it is ok to be a Christian, Jew, Hindu…you are not a Muslim”
To these guys, there is only Islam. That means anything else must be destroyed. There is no such thing as peaceful coexistence with Islam. If you don’t believe me ask all the Chrisitians and Jews currently living in Syria…oh wait.