Controversial Durban Islamic scholar 'critical but stable' after apparent hit outside court

grok

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This is like Tito & the ANC.. thou shalt not speaketh against thy religious doctrine.

Except its politics and no-one has tried to assassinate Tito, yet.
 

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Re - controversial Durban Islamic scholar Yousuf Deedat
Why is he controversial?
We need to know just who he has pissed off before we can make an informed discussion.
(Can't be the USA because they would have done it with a hellfire missile)
 

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A South African activist and son of a deceased prominent Muslim preacher is fighting for his life in a hospital after he was shot outside a court in the coastal city of Durban on Wednesday.


Police colonel Thembeka Mbele said 65-year-old Yousuf Deedat - son of Sheikh Ahmed Deedat - was shot in the head as he walked towards the Verulam family court on the outskirts of Durban with his wife.

Looks like this is his father

Criticism
It emerged that his dawah centre, IPCI, was financed by the Bin Laden family and that he had met Osama Bin Laden, whom he described positively.[30]
Deedat's debates and writings have been labelled a form of apologetics[4] by Lloyd V. J. Ridgeon, professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Glasgow.
Muslim scholar Farid Esack has criticised Deedat, comparing him to such fundamentalists as Rabbi Meir Kahane and Jerry Falwell, and writing:[31]
Deedat's multitude of anti-Christian, anti-Jewish and anti-Hindu videotapes have told us all that there is to be told about the other, and we are comfortable with that. There are times, of course, when questions surface about the importance of correct dogma, about the importance of labels to a God whom we believe sees beyond labels and looks at the hearts of people. Instead of pursuing these questions, we hasten back and seek refuge in "the known." We order another of those Deedat tapes.[31]
The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism calls Deedat "anti-Jewish" but does not elaborate.[32] In France sale and distribution of his books has been forbidden since 1994 as they are said to be violently anti-western, antisemitic and inciting to racial hate.[33]
His supporters, among them his son maintain that he was "a promoter of free speech and dialogue,"[3] while Abdulkader Tayob of University of Cape Town comments that he was only responding to Christian proselytization in a manner that was "not good or bad - but worth reflecting on."[3]

Found this from 2016

Yousuf Deedat speaks on school visit that has Durban parents worried


Yousuf Deedat, who was part of a group of speakers who gave a talk at a Durban North boys school this week, has denied they were there to spread propaganda or recruit for any extremist organisation.
"In fact, not a single question was asked to us about ISIS and not a single question was asked about terrorism. Had they asked us those questions, we would have clarified that we are against violence and that is the religion of Islam," he said.
Speaking to Newswatch, Deedat confirmed he and two other men from Saudi Arabia spoke to the school's matrics on Wednesday.
He says he gave some of the learners booklets about the Prophet Muhammad, as well as DVDs containing talks by his late father, Ahmed Deedat who was a well-known Muslim missionary and public speaker in Durban and American Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan.
Concern has been raised about the cover of the DVD, which carries quotes by American that are said to be inflammatory.
But Deedat does not think there is anything propagandist about the eleven printed quotes on the leaflet, some of which make reference to loss of life, bloodshed and Israel.
 
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Looks like this is his father




Found this from 2016

Yousuf Deedat speaks on school visit that has Durban parents worried




I've heard Deedat (the preacher) was a scumbag - also read that he was taken to task for abuse of his domestic worker.
 

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Re - controversial Durban Islamic scholar Yousuf Deedat
Why is he controversial?
We need to know just who he has pissed off before we can make an informed discussion.
(Can't be the USA because they would have done it with a hellfire missile)
If he's anything like his dad then I would understand.
 

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From Hinduism to Islam... by the sword :whistling:
The religion of peace?
Islamic-invasion of india the greatest genocide in history
Muslim historian Firishta [full name Muhammad Qasim Hindu Shah, born in 1560 and died in 1620], the author of the Tarikh-i Firishta and the Gulshan-i Ibrahim, was the first to give an idea to the medieval bloodbath that was India during Muslim rule, when he declared that over 400 million Hindus got slaughtered during Muslim invasion and occupation of India. Survivors got enslaved and castrated. India’s population is said to have been around 600 million at the time of Muslim invasion. By the mid 1500’s the Hindu population was 200 million

From the time of the Umayyad Dynasty (711AD) to the last Mughal, Bahadur Shah Zafar (1858), so widely praised as great leaders by Indian historians themselves, entire cities were burnt down and the populations massacred, with hundreds of thousands killed in every campaign, and similar numbers deported as slaves. Every new invader made (often literally) his hills of Hindus skulls. Thus, the conquest of Afghanistan in the year 1000 was followed by the annihilation of the Hindu population; the region is still called the Hindu Kush, i.e. “Hindu slaughter.”
https://www.sami-aldeeb.com/3141-2/
 

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I've heard Deedat (the preacher) was a scumbag - also read that he was taken to task for abuse of his domestic worker.
I wish that Ahmed Deedat was alive now, he would never have had the same level of support that he had back then. It also emerged that the Islamic propagation centre which he established was funded by Osama Bin Laden and that he supported the call for the death of Salman Rushdie.

With that being said, its important to realize that he also had strong criticism from within the Muslim community. A lot of people are mistaken into thinking that Islam is a monolith.
 

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Re - controversial Durban Islamic scholar Yousuf Deedat
Why is he controversial?
We need to know just who he has pissed off before we can make an informed discussion.
(Can't be the USA because they would have done it with a hellfire missile)
Hillary didn't like him.
 

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I wish that Ahmed Deedat was alive now, he would never have had the same level of support that he had back then. It also emerged that the Islamic propagation centre which he established was funded by Osama Bin Laden and that he supported the call for the death of Salman Rushdie.

With that being said, its important to realize that he also had strong criticism from within the Muslim community. A lot of people are mistaken into thinking that Islam is a monolith.
He enjoyed/enjoys a whole lot of support from the MyBB muslims.
 

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How do you know this? I've only been a member of MyBB for just over two years and have never really seen anything to that effect.
Obviously by their posts here, which was the period before his death and the time of his death.

Surprised none have stopped by here to "defend his honour".
 
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