Yeah, I'm not saying it's the be all & end all, .. just pointing out that he is yet another self styled, self appointed mouth piece, making a nice little earner by being the "Cash for Comment" go to guy for the right, when they want someone from the faith as a supposed "Authority" saying things to back up their view, and make their viewers feel justified in their views, and that he is, in reality, not a Leader of anything,
If that is all that is required, I could convert to Islam myself tomorrow, dress up in the gear, and proclaim myself as one as well.
And let's face it, the vast majority of their audience wouldn't have a clue that there was such a thing as Sunni & Shia, .. much less the differences, or why they are violently opposed to, and kill each other by the thousands.
But he caused an even bigger stir when he claimed, again on Today Tonight, that Islamic extremists were planning to set up a Caliphate in Australia and rename local streets after murdering Islamists:
IMAM TAWHIDI: It’s to create another country or another government within the Australian government. That’s what I believe is their agenda, these extreme Muslims.
— Channel Seven, Today Tonight, 27 February, 2017
The chance of that happening? Around about zero.
But that didn’t stop Tawhidi telling Andrew Bolt, how unpleasant the caliphate’s punishments would be, especially for Australian Muslims who cheated on their taxes:
MOHAMMAD TAWHIDI: … They put his head in a pot, they cook it, they eat it, then they rape his wife that same night …
— The Bolt Report, 29 March, 2017
So, was that a cue for the media to stop taking him seriously? Not at all.
I mean ... farken lol, & wow, & ffs. Why would he ever be on these shows again after spouting such tripe, unless ...??