Canada-Based Sunni Cleric Tweets His Support For ISIS, His Hopes For Establishment Of An Islamic State Stretching From Syria, Iraq, And Arabian Peninsula To Morocco

February 7, 2014

Sheikh Tariq ‘Abd Al-Halim, a Canada-based Sunni cleric and founder of the Al-Tayyar Al-Sunni in Egypt, has been expressing his support for the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) and its mujahideen on his Twitter account.

Tariq ‘Abd Al-Halim

According to his webpage, ‘Abd Al-Halim is a prolific writer, who, in addition to authoring many books and articles in Arabic, has also written extensively in English. In the mid-80s, ‘Abd Al-Halim took part in publishing the Al-Bayan magazine in London. He also participated in a number of conventions in the U.S. and Canada. ‘Abd Al-Halim settled in Canada in the late 80s, and in 1998 began teaching Islamic shari’a in cooperation with the American Open University. ‘Abd Al-Halim also published the Ummat Al-Islam magazine for several years in Toronto. In 2012, he founded Al-Tayyar Al-Sunni Li-‘Inqadh Misr, an organization calling, inter alia, for the implementation of shari’a in Egypt. ‘Abd Al-Halim became secretary general of the organization, with the London-based Egyptian Islamist Sheikh Hani Al-Siba’i acting as his aide.

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