Daily Mail Australia, August 14, 2017.
A publisher has refused to take on a Muslim Imam’s book that criticises Islam out of fear their offices will be attacked by religious extremists.
Imam Mohammad Tawhidi, from Adelaide, took to Facebook on Sunday to reveal his first book was rejected by a publisher because it could provoke violence among Islamic radicals.
‘They responded with an apology and informed me that they fear the company will be attacked by Islamic extremists if they publish my book,’ he said.
‘They were willing to publish it if I agreed to erase certain passages and reword a number of paragraphs.
‘I respect their feelings and concerns but I refuse to accept their requests.’
Imam Tawhidi, who has come under fire from hardline Muslims for condemning extremism and Sharia Law, said the rejection would not silence him.
‘I will be exposing the corruption without hiding the truth,’ he said.
Without a publisher locked in, Imam Tawhidi said he still expected the book to be released ‘around Christmas’.
The 34-year-old Iranian-born religious leader, who claims to be the ‘Imam of Peace’, has been outspoken about his condemnation of extreme Muslims.
In April, he said all Muslim schools in Australia were a danger to the country.
‘These schools do exist, they are a problem and they need to be either shut down or changed completely,’ he said.
Retribution from the Muslim community was swift.
Police were forced to escort him into hiding shortly after he made the comments because he claimed he was threatened with violence…