Date: September 15, 2001

Press Release

Fake Muslims

Muslims Against Terrorism (MAT) and Islamic Supreme Council of Canada (ISCC) are now concerned about a NEW situation arising in North America. The new situation is that some people who "may not be Muslims" are using Muslim names and calling media organizations and expressing their approval of terrorists attacks against the United States. Yesterday, a lady called a radio talk show program and identified herself as Muslim, and said that she approves the attacks on WTC and Pentagon. The host of the program wanted to talk to her further but she hung-up. We have received similar information from other parts of Canada and USA.

The other incident was in Calgary. Yesterday, Ahmady community organized a Friday prayer in a community hall in Calgary and I identified themselves as "MUSLIMS". They normally call themselves as Ahmady Muslims but yesterday they removed the word Ahmady and mislead the media as if they were "Muslims". Today's Calgary Herald news is a proof of this deception. Ahmadys have been declared as non-Muslims by all denominations of Islam. Whatever Ahmadys say is absolutely NOT Muslim's opinion.

ISCC and MAT would like to request all the media organizations especially radio talk show programs that if they find any person who identifies himself / herself as Muslim and endorses terrorism please track that person's call and report to police. MAT and ISCC will be happy to assist the media in this regard.

We also request media to be careful with groups like Ahmadys who do not represent Islamic community. MAT and ISCC request Ahmady community not to deceive the media and the Muslims. They should identify themselves as Ahmadys. ISCC and MAT would like to work with all communities such as Christians, Jews, Hindus, Ahmadys, etc. in order to achieve peace.

Please call me for any questions.


Best Regards

Syed Soharwardy

Founder & National President

Muslims Against Terrorism (M.A.T.)

Phone: (403)-208-7148