Well, this is a pleasant surprise.
Muslims at New Zealand’s largest mosque claim its Pakistani imam taught jihad or holy war and preached on the need for men to make as many babies as they could with burqa-wearing women.
Muslims involved claim imam or mufti Abdul Qadir Siddiquei preached jihad against members of Islamic sects he did not approve of and ran a madrasa or school for boys on jihad at the mosque.
Pleasant on two points:
- It forces people out of the “oh, it’s not here in NZ” attitude. Quite why people think radical Islam isn’t already present here is beyond me.
- It has become public, which suggests that there are muslims who are prepared to break ranks and not tolerate radicals in their midst. That is a very good sign.