ISLAMIST OBSTACLES IN THE PATH OF PEACE
Imam Mohamad Tawhidi, the Imam of Peace, presented most important information in addressing the Islamist views that affect Jews and Israel, and how to address them. The 3 hour program, held on two different dates, is the last webinar that the Imam will be doing and must be viewed.
You can watch Parts I, II and III below.
The Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation was honoured to host Imam Mohamad Tawhidi, Part I, a panel in Part II, and a dialogue between the Imam and Professor Mordechai Kedar, in Part III.
Understanding the Islamist obstacles in the path to peace requires an understanding of the world view of Islamists, their reliance on the literal Quran and their misunderstanding of key passages. Islamic scholar and educator, Imam Tawhidi offers insights on the conflict that are ideological/religious, and the imperative to use the Quran itself to reverse this mis-understanding of the Jews’ place in the Islamic faith. That the Quran regards Israel as Jewish, just as Mecca is Islamic, that Al Aqsa is not in Jerusalem, that Jews are respected as “people of the book,” are the arguments to be made. A focus on freedom, democracy, equality, is unlikely to win the minds and hearts of the Islamists.
These three hours with Imam Tawhidi and Arabic scholar, Dr. Kedar, provide a unique opportunity to consider alternatives to refute the anti-Zionism, and Jew hatred associated with fundamentalist Islamism.