According to Canadian Imam Younus Kathrada, the fact that Muslims want “Merry Christmas” to non-Muslims is worse than all the major sins gathered. The man, who was speaking to young practitioners, had already been investigated.
Can we wish “Merry Christmas” when one is Muslim? For the Canadian Imam Younus Kathrada, the answer is no.
If one person committed all these major sins, it would be nothing compared to wishing and congratulating non-Muslims with their fake festivals
Worse, according to him: it is a sin more serious than all the others confused. “Adultery, usury, lying, murder – if one person committed all these major sins, it would be nothing compared to wishing and congratulating non-Muslims with their fake festivals,” said the religious on December 23, according to a video posted on the YouTube page of the Memri organization – a Washington-based Middle East research institute. The Imam was speaking to young Muslims at a mosque in the city of Victoria, British Columbia.
Canadian Cleric Younus Kathrada: Congratulating Christians for Christmas is Worse than Murder pic.twitter.com/1S73XPjfRk
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) December 24, 2018
He added, “That does not mean we treat non-Muslims unfairly. I do not say, and I never said, “Get out and kill them, and do that to them …” No! “
After the excerpts from his sermon were published by Memri, many comments saying “Merry Christmas” have blossomed on Younus Kathrada’s Facebook page.
The imam gave an answer to his detractors on December 26. In a publication, he assumes his preaching and explains that it has “nothing to do” with any form of racism.
The imam is no stranger to Canadians: in 2005, the man was under investigation for comparing Jews to “monkeys and pigs” during a sermon in Vancouver in 2004 .