Imam Shaheed Satardien is a hero and an example of the type of leadership the Muslim community needs. He is based out of Ireland, and is receiving death threats for his combating of extremist ideas, condemning Bin Laden, telling his congregants not to blame the West for their troubles, and being one of the few voices to forcefully speak out against Muslim Brotherhood, who continues to control far too many of the so-called “moderate” organizations that are routinely looked to as representatives of the Muslim community.
“I never, ever, expected that Muslims would come under the influence of extremists in Ireland when I arrived here with my family. So I was shocked to find support for Osama bin Laden, to discover the presence of the Muslim Brotherhood and even al-Qaeda here in Dublin,” Imam Satardien says in a report by the Guardian.
Satardien left a mosque in Dublin due to their following of Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s chief theologian and a man who, the Guardian correctly notes, has supported suicide bombings and issued fatwas against homosexuals.
Satardien now has his own mosque, and although it is small in size (moderates can’t get funding from Saudi Arabia after all) he should be praised in every Western media outlet. His name must become famous, as it’ll help combat anti-Muslim bigotry and radical Muslim bigots simultaneously.