Religion has the power to both unite and divide people and sometimes a few bad apples are enough to ruin our perceptions of certain groups. One religion, in particular, is used to getting a bad rap - Islam. Islamophobes focus on those who have gone on the radical path, which has resulted in violence against others, but one Muslim educator is trying to change all that with his messages of peace on Twitter.

Imam Mohammad Tawhidi rose to fame in Australian media back in 2016 as the voice for Muslim reform and combatting against the spread of extremists in his religion. "When I am worried about what I see is happening from my community and religion, trust me that there is something going on," he told the Seven Network's Today Tonight program on February 27, 2017. Since then he has used Twitter to not just talk about his own religion but shout out love and support for members of other groups. There have been disputes over Tawhidi's educational qualifications as an Imam, and his past ideologies, however as of now it appears he wants to use his platform for positivity.

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Hans
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1 year ago

There is some logic behind this you cannot deny...

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

This is an incredible gesture from him, he's truly a good leader

Moo Moo Futch
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1 year ago

This has actually really moved me. Given how long the Jewish and Muslim faiths have been at war, showing such respect is rarely seen. This man is a credit to Islam.

Just Curious
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1 year ago (edited)

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Um, the Jewish and Muslim faiths have never been “at war”. For most of modern history, Jews were treated better in Muslim lands than they were in Christian ones. It has really only been since the Jewish people decided to return to their historical, ancestral homeland (the Land of Israel) that Arab Muslims decided to make war on them.

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Monty Glue
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1 year ago

arbeit macht frei (Work makes freedom) A terribly cruel joke on those that suffered and died at Auschwitz. Props to the Imam, his heart is in the right place.

HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
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1 year ago (edited)

It translates as 'work makes you free' i do believe.

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Jill Ferguson
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1 year ago

Outstanding.

Margaret C
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1 year ago

First, he's not actually Imam. He's not recognized as an Imam by the Australian National Imam's Council. He's a right winger who stirs up a lot of hate towards Muslims. So many of his tweets dwell on self-aggrandizement. (BTW, in May 2013 there was a group of 11 Imams, sheiks and religious leaders who met at Auschwitz). https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-22644206

Mariët
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1 year ago

Also check out his #22... he does not want to join that council. But i agree with you he is prob not the first Islam visiting in almost F-ing 75 years!! But pretty sure the first one to "strike a pose" inthere shamelessly.

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Wanda Queen
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1 year ago

This made me tingle from head to toe. Thank you.

He is love
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1 year ago

Wow, this is moving

Kjorn
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1 year ago

that guy needs medals! we need more like him!

Mumtaz Hussain
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1 year ago

This guy is shameless to declare that he is the first *shia* muslim imam to do so. He visited this place in 2019, whereas several islamic religious imams from several countries had visited in 2013. And they also didnt behave in this arrogant way. This is not a place to show off urself. This is not paying respect. Dont believe me? Check this youtube vdo. https://youtu.be/6BQQ9sLm-iY

Hope
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1 year ago

"Work will set you free" ......

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1 year ago

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Monika Soffronow
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1 year ago

If he is really the first one, then that was about time! Kudos.

mihai cristian
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1 year ago

i just wonder when all the poeple in the world will start to pay respect to north and south americans natives ?!?

TheExtremeSmell
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1 year ago

They get tons of respect look at America’s capitols football team

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Magpie
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um... really the first? or did the others just do it quietly?

Mariët
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1 year ago

My thoughts as well!! If u do pose "like a boss" under this arch thats bad propaganda in my opinion. And i have been to a former concentrationcamp and know the atmosphere there. Its ridiculous to see people pose (selfies!!) inthere.

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athornedrose
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1 year ago

this! this right here!

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Michelle Muirhead
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1 year ago

He is a great leader

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A B C
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1 year ago

So. Bloody. True.

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Constantin George-Florin
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1 year ago

Ooooh, he's going against the big boys. Ballsy!

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Hans
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1 year ago

Hypocrisy for the win!

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Bunzilla
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1 year ago

We're all human beings, and I wish that some hateful people would actually remember that. :(

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Judy Petraroi
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1 year ago

I’m so glad I found you on Twitter. You are a voice of reason in this insane world. Thank you.

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Monika Rhodes
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1 year ago

Yeah Twitter. Own up!

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

Every Muslim woman should have the free choice to either not wear the hijab (without discrimination from other Muslims) or wear the hijab (without discrimination from non-Muslims)

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

I love this one ❤️

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Blakkur Sverrir
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1 year ago

THIS is how the muslims I used to know are. Long before Isis. And this is why I (christian raised, now atheist) still defend muslims when someone around me talks bad about them... And why it hurts so much when some muslims proof me wrong.

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Amberly Middlemiss
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1 year ago

wish I could upvote this more. People ignore true homophobia to get offended about the smaller things. I'm bisexual, and dont really care about a comedians jokes. This is what deserves out attention.

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Kai
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1 year ago

What's a rabbi?

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Yugan Talovich
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1 year ago

The Trump regime does not stand for the USA or what we stand for.

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Hans
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1 year ago

In fact, any hate based on religious (or even more general, spiritual) believes is absurd!

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A panda
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1 year ago

Not everyone in Pakistan is like this but its a sad reality that many illiterate people do that here....and it involves illiterate muslims+ hindus+ christians

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Judy Petraroi
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1 year ago

Amen. Love this man.

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Bunzilla
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1 year ago

It'd be cool if we could all celebrate major holidays together, to some degree. Not to make light of any religious holiday, but I feel like it would help bring us all closer together.

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Magpie
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1 year ago

That is actually a really great way to say it and think it. Basically not wishing harm on them, just that they stop coming around the real humans.

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Isa
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1 year ago

wow...he is playing with the devil. I hope that he doesn't become a target! He have guts!Lots of!

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Constantin George-Florin
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1 year ago

I'm thinking Salman Rushdie, light version. He's got balls, but them balls are in danger...

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Michelle Muirhead
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1 year ago

I can see now where he is coming from after that experience

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earringnut
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1 year ago

I'm a flaming liberal and I agree.

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Hope Floats
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1 year ago

I couldn't agree with this more...And so refreshing to hear!!!

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Gipsy Kings fan
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1 year ago

WHAT A GREAT MAN! A true voice for peace, love and understanding among all people, and against hypocrisy and hatred. I'm not on Twitter, but I do browse the Internet every day; I'm shocked and saddened that I had never heard of Imam Tawhidi. He should be a lot more famous. He and his messages of truth should be spread all over the world. If he's well-known on Twitter, the mainstream media must have heard about him. It looks like they've CHOSEN to ignore him, because they'd rather publicize negative stories. It's the old saying in journalism: "If it bleeds, it leads."

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