The largest Somali mosque spoke out against radicalization of young people. But in September the mosque was visited by a controversial and radical imam.
One weekend in late September, Imam Abu Usamah at-Thahabi visited Oslo to give lectures in the largest Somali mosque Tawfiiq Islamic Center.He was also a guest of Islam Net.
When Aftenposten few weeks ago interviewed director Mohamed Bahdon Osman in Tawfiiq Mosque in the wake of two Norwegian Somali on 16 and 19 sisters from the area in October traveled to Syria, and that a norsksomalisk man of PST was suspected of having taken part in terrorist attack in Nairobi, took Osman distance of radicalization and recruitment of young Muslims for jihad.
He then stated the following Aftenposten:
- Stop recruitment of our children! We do not accept it! We want our young people to reject radicalism and extremism.
Many young people
Osman said that they can not deny radical praying in the mosque, but they do not allow radical gives lectures or conversations with young people without it being agreed by the Board.
The majority of the mosque ca. 6,000 members are children and young people from five to 20 years. Last year, mosque received 2.1 million in state aid.
After the interview with Osman was graded advised that the mosque has been visited by Abu Usamah at-Thabahi. On Facebook thank Tawfiiq Islamic Academy on behalf of himself and the mosque of your visit and the "inspirational speeches".
Aftenposten then contacted the mosque and asked for another interview with the board and imam.
We sent several questions about what kind of inspiration an imam who advocate stoning to death and flogging for adultery, for Norwegian youth, and an imam who encourages hatred against non-Muslims - which can be classmates, teachers, neighbors, colleagues.
After a while we learned that the board does not want to answer, but refers to what has already been said, that they will work against radicalization of young people.
In a lecture on Youtube says Imam Abu Usamah at-Thahabi, who visited Oslo Mosque Tawfiiq Islamic Center in the fall, that adultery is punishable by death or flogging - and about hatred towards non-believers.
Abu Usamah at-Thahabi, American convert to Islam, the imam at Green Lane Mosque in Birmingham. He studied Islam in Saudi Arabia, the Islamic University of al-Madinah al-Munawarah.
In a film that was posted on Youtube in January this year, holding Imam an enthusiastic lecture on the death penalty for adultery: "The one who is married and he commits zina he is stoned to death. The one who is not married and he commits zina he is flogged one hundred times and he is put out and Expelled from the city for a year. That comes from the Sunnah. "
Zina in Islam means adultery / fornication. He says that married who commit adultery should be stoned to death, and the unmarried who are unfaithful, should be whipped a hundred times and be expelled from the city in a year.
Moreover, "We love the people of Islam and we hate the people of kufr. We hate the kuffar. "(We love the people of Islam and we hate the disbelievers people., We hate infidels.)
Kuffar - plural of kafir - is Arabic and means in Islam infidels / non-believers.READ MORE PLEASE USE GOOGLE TRANSLATE http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/Oslo-mosk-ut-mot-radikalisering_-hadde-besok-av-radikal-imam-7398308.html