The Islamic teacher, Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, associated with terrorist attacks through his teachings who is in Ghana now has denied having anything to do with terrorism.
The Islamic teacher has been deported and banned from some countries including the US, UK, and Australia for accusations bothering on exciting terrorism through radical and extreme Islamic teachings.
However, in an interview with Citi News yesterday, Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips said he is not an extremist, but a moderate Muslim who has nothing to do with terrorism or extremism. He explained that all the groups such as Boko Haram, ISIS, Al Shabab and the likes who practice extremism and terrorism are doing so outside Islamic teachings.
I am not an extremist; in fact, I am a moderate Muslim following the moderate limits of Islam… extremism represented by those groups on one hand are those who have rejected bits and pieces of Islam.”
I am totally opposed to any of these violent means which are used by these groups which have hijacked Islam for their own purposes. So, I do not support such movements. I do not support terrorism. I’m opposed to it. Whether it is suicide bombing or whether it is any form of kidnapping, or the rest, I’m opposed to it because it has nothing to do with the teachings of Islam,” he added.
The Islamic teacher further explained that the accusations which led to his deport and ban from the US were false accusations with no proof.
The ban on me in the USA came about in the 90’s and it was based on a false accusation which had no evidence to support it.”
Listen to the audio of the interview below: