Sheikh Yahya Safi, the head imam at Lakemba mosque in Sydney’s western suburbs, has declared a fatwa on Christmas and telling his followers to not associate with anything to do with Christmas in a country that is predominately Christian.

The fatwa claimed that the “disbelievers are trying to draw Muslims away from the straight path”.

The fatwa continued that Christmas belongs to “falsehoods that a Muslim should avoid … and therefore, a Muslim is neither allowed to celebrate the Christmas Day nor is he allowed to congratulate them”.

The posting of the fatwa has shocked many Muslim leaders. The Grand Mufti of Australia, Ibrahim Abu Mohammad, said the foundations of Islam were peace, co-operation, respect and holding others in esteem, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

“Anyone who says otherwise is speaking irresponsibly,” he said.

“There is difference between showing respect for someone’s belief and sharing those beliefs,” Dr Ibrahim said.

“We are required to have good relations with all people, and to congratulate them on their joyous events is very important,” he continued.

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Andrew

Demolish the mosque first guys and deport all its patrons.

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The ideology of islam is lke cancer. Where ever Islam spreads out it kills the relationship between people. This guy belongs to court where he should be judged as racist and brought been back with his ideology to his homeland in the arab world (with all his follwers).

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You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, or showing its true colours. They were crying how Muslims were oppressed by the public in the wake of terrorist attacks in AU, and then this? No amount of money the Government is currently poring over this issue is going to change the public perception, as though they themselves are trying to sabotage the “we are all Australians” bs being forced into our brains in the media these days

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If Catolic church declares a kind of fatwa on Islam in Australia, is this normal or all will tell: racists !!! And religion is not race !!

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Charles Fasola

There are many sharks inhabiting the waters surrounding Australia. This idiot should have a hand amputated and while bleeding profusely thrown among them.

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This is old news (2012)… BTW, the mosque is run by the Lebanese Muslim Association in Australia… but this is all you get from Islamic jurisprudence… its nothing to do with spirituality, uhh

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