Friday sermon “that almost crossed the line into antisemitism”

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Faisal Kutty is a Muslim lawyer, law professor, writer and public speaker. After graduating from law school, he co-founded the Canadian Muslim Civil Liberties Association (CMCLA) and went on to serve as its general counsel for more than a decade. He also co-founded and served as vice chair and legal counsel to CAIR-CAN (Council on American Islamic Relations Canadian Chapter). He is currently an executive member of both the International Human Rights Law Section and the Islamic Law Sections of the AALS. He is also a Director of the American Society of Comparative Law. Faisal was born in India and grew up in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.

On December 1, 2023, Faisal Kutty posted on X:

Today I attended a different mosque from my regular mosque for Juma prayers (Friday congregational prayers). What I heard was essentially a rant that almost crossed the line into antisemitism. Criticize actions and statements that violate human rights and dehumanize anyone. Stand up for international law and humanity. Teach your religion but don’t cross into generalizations and targeting an entire group of people. Anger or being upset does not justify it. This is unacceptable. You will be hearing from me. If you repeat this, I will expose you. I think many of the others felt the same from the looks and facial cues. Hate is hate. I don’t care if you are part of my tribe. I will call it out. Govern yourself accordingly.