Talk:Mohammad Tawhidi

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I'm offended[edit]


I'm sorry, was there a comment in there somewhere? ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 20:30, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
No. No there was not. Chef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 20:56, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
Tawhidi: "I do support Donald Trump's ban on Muslims even if that be myself." CowHouse (talk) 03:39, 21 September 2018 (UTC)


"[...] his status is never recognized by the Australian National Imams Council[.]"

"The so-called investigation also did not contact the Australian National Imams Council [...]"

ABC journalist Jennine Khalik made several reasonable points about this. In short, she says the ANIC doesn't have special authority over who is an imam and the ANIC doesn't recognise Shia imams since it is a Sunni organisation (and one of their accredited imams has called Shias dogs). She says "there are valid reasons to question legitimacy of Tawhidi but this isn't one of them. Many Shia in Oz believe he's not legit too."

If you're wondering why her Twitter thread was deleted, Khalik appears to have deleted almost all of her Tweets from before September 2017. CowHouse (talk) 03:39, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

Primary sources needed[edit]

Right now, in the section "Hall of shame", all but one of the claims attributed to Tawhidi are supported only by one source, the Australasian Muslim Times, which according to Wikipedia is "a Sunni-based community newspaper presenting news and views using multimedia technologies." That doesn't sound to me as a source that can be blindly trusted to be neutral on topics regarding Islam.

Are there primary sources for those Tawhidi's claims? For example, when/where Tawhidi said that "Islamic religious books should be banned"? Thinker(unlicensed) 21:41, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

I would have to agree, even if it is just an archived copy of the man's words, the article should still source him for any public statements he is claimed to have made if possible. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 21:45, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
At least in this particular case, it looks like it wasn't all Islamic religious texts he was claiming that should be banned, but certain ones. One primary source is a transcript provided by MEMRI of a lecture given at the Rotary Club of Adelaide, where he says:
I believe that the entire religion needs a review. I believe that there are certain books that need to be banned from this country. There are books that are regarded the second book after the Quran. All mainstream Muslims believe in this book – The Bukhari, a very famous book. It's present in, at least, the majority of Muslim homes, at least. It is everywhere. It is put on the shelf right beside the Quran. Every act of terrorism is taught from that book, yet that book is widely available, sold, and published in Australia.
So that could be a bit clearer. I'm not in a good position to do a lot of searching now for primary sources though. ℕoir LeSable (talk) 21:53, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
Also, why was he de-platformed from Facebook in 2017? It seems something important to mention. Thinker(unlicensed) 21:08, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
@GrammarCommie, @Noir LeSable I found the video of Tawhidi talking about banning the Bukhari. I commented all the claims that right now are not supported by primary sources. Thinker(unlicensed) 15:56, 14 March 2019 (UTC)