Ibrahim Hindy is the imam of Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre in Mississauga, Ontario who according to CBC “helped to develop the current policy at the Peel District School Board.”
On November 22, 2016, Imam Ibrahim Hindy appeared in front of the PDSB regarding the revised Religious Accommodation Operation Procedures for Jummah (Friday noon prayers). The following is an excerpt from PDSB’s minutes:
Delegation of Ibrahim Hindy re Friday Prayer Accommodation Ibrahim Hindy, an Imam of Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre in Mississauga, delegated the Board regarding the Friday prayer accommodation. He later provided his speaking notes to the administration. Ibrahim Hindy spoke of his role of counselling young Muslim students, a majority of whom are struggling through consequences of Islamophobia, and he expressed concerns about what he felt was an authoritative implementation of the religious accommodation, after limited consultation with the Muslim community. He acknowledged that, while the procedure seeks to prevent inappropriate teachings within the public school, in his opinion, the more acceptable approach would be to include greater community consultation, specifically with the students who are most affected by the OP. Ibrahim Hindy suggested bringing together Board representatives, students and faith leaders together to ensure an inclusive, creative, and respectful solution.
December 13, 2016, Ibrahim Hindy posted on Facebook the following: “Join me tonight at Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre after Isha prayers at 7PM. Shaykh Nash’at Ahmad (الشيخ نشأت أحمد), a well-known scholar from Egypt, will be speaking. I don’t know what the topic will be, as his arrival was made known to us last minute, but I’m sure that he will touch upon the recent tragedies in Aleppo.”
According to Al Jazeera Center for Studies, Shaykh Nash’at Ahmad is affiliated with the Egyptian Salafi movement which was subjected to security restrictions and even arrest and trial in various cases related to fatwas, or Islamic edicts, urging the support of Mujahideen (Muslims who engage in jihad) in Palestine and justifying the 9/11 attacks.
The following are excerpts from Shaykh Nash’at Ahmad‘s sermons in Egypt (originally in Arabic):
January 6, 2016: “O Allah, destroy the Jews and whom they ally with… count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them.”
January 2, 2016: “[O Allah] give victory to our brother in Greater Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Burma, Mali, Yemen and other Muslim countries… O Allah, take revenge of the enemies of Your religion. O Allah, destroy the Jews and all others who support them in countries around the world… O Allah, destroy the Russians, Hindus, Shiites Communists, destroy all those who attacked the Muslims. O Lord, count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them. O Allah, purify the Muslims lands from their filth and squalor, O Allah liberate the imprisoned Al-Aqsa [mosque].”
October 5, 2016: “[O Allah] Destroy the Russians and purify the Muslim lands from their filth. O Lord, destroy all aggressors, including the Shiites, Bashr [Assad], Alawites and others. O Allah, destroy the the aggressors who are the Jews and those who support them… O Allah, they corrupted your land and You do not like the corruption… O Allah, purify the Muslim land from their filth and squalor. O Allah, purify imprisoned al-Aqsa [mosque] from their hands [of the Jews]. O Allah, restore the Caliphate [Islamic State] for the Muslims.”
April 6, 2016: “O Allah don’t give the infidel or the oppressor a way to overcome us… Destroy the Jews, the Christians, the Americans, the Europeans, the Shiites, the Communists, the Russians, the Hindus, the traitors, the oppressors and the criminals.”
October 26, 2016: “O Allah, return the Muslims countries to the Muslims and purify [the Muslim lands] from the filth of the infidels and the polytheists [also identified by Muslim scholars as Christians].”
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On April 14, 2017, Ibrahim Hindy, the Imam of Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre in Mississauga, Ontario issued the following statement:
Not sure why CIJ News English is attacking me? I’ve been openly working very hard to fight antisemitism, extremism and working towards greater religious tolerance.
As stated in the article, I heard about his arrival very last minute and I’m not sure what type of vetting one could expect from me. Especially since I didn’t even attend the event as I was with my daughter in the emergency room at Sick Kids Hospital at the time.
The author of the article never even asked me for a comment. It’s such a shame that a Jewish publication would be attacking me given my history of fighting antisemitism and extremism. This is really shameful.