Here yet again we see why there are not more genuine Muslim reformers. Sheikh Abdullah al-Hassan was murdered in Mosul; similarly, last year in Morocco Ahmed Assid said: “To call [upon people] to follow Islam by the use of violence and constraint is an act of terrorism.” For that, he has been condemned, declared a non-Muslim, and threatened with death.
Unknown gunmen killed a cleric, who had taken a stand against extremism and terrorism, at his home in southern Mosul, the Iraqi police in Ninawa province said Wednesday (March 19th).
“Unknown gunmen attacked prominent cleric Sheikh Abdullah al-Hassan, imam and preacher at al-Sheikh Abdullah Mosque, while he was at home” in al-Imam neighbourhood, Ninawa police spokesman Col. Khalid al-Hamdani told Al-Shorfa.
“They opened fire on him, killing him immediately,” he said.
The gunmen fled the scene after carrying out the attack, he added.