Press Statements

Claremont Main Road Masjid Condemns Attack on Malmesbury Worshippers

PRESS STATEMENT 14 JUNE 2018 Claremont Main Road Masjid Condemns Attack on Malmesbury Worshippers   It is with deep sadness that we at the Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) received the tragic news of the brutal killing of two worshippers who were completing their month long fast of Ramadan while in a spiritual retreat (`itikaf) at the Malmesbury masjid outside ... Read More »

Claremont Main Road Masjid Mourns the Death of Palestinians

  PRESS STATEMENT – 16 MAY 2018   Claremont Main Road Masjid Mourns the Death of Palestinians   The Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) joined Palestine solidarity groups in Cape Town to mark the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day on Tuesday 15 May 2018. This was a day after more than 60 Palestinian protesters were callously shot and killed by ... Read More »

CMRM Condemns Attack on Imam Hussain Masjid in Durban

  PRESS STATEMENT – Friday 11 May 2018 CMRM Condemns Attack on Imam Hussain Masjid in Durban   The Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) condemns the barbaric attack on the Imam Hussain Mosque in Verulam, outside Durban. The attack on Thursday afternoon left one person dead and two others maimed while the building was also set on fire.   We ... Read More »

CMRM Salutes Mawlana Farid Esack

CMRM Salutes Farid Esack The Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) salutes Professor Farid Esack for the Order of Luthuli (Silver) award conferred on him by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 28 April 2018. The orders “are the highest awards that our country bestows on our citizens and eminent foreign nationals who have made a meaningful and significant contribution to the struggle for democracy, human rights, ... Read More »

PRESS STATEMENT – 04 APRIL 2018 CMRM Condemns Israeli Brutality

  PRESS STATEMENT – 04 APRIL 2018 CMRM Condemns Israeli Brutality The Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM) is horrified at the latest act of brutality and premeditated murder by the Israeli state against the Palestinian people. We have no words strong enough to condemn what has now become known as the “Passover Massacre”.   On Friday March 30th, on the ... Read More »

CMRM Strongly Condemns Slave Auctions of African Migrants in Libya

PRESS STATEMENT – 26 NOVEMBER 2017 The Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) is outraged at the news of African migrants being sold as slaves in Libyan auctions. Thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants fleeing war torn countries towards Europe have been trapped in Libya and are subjected to torture, violence, rape, forced labour and now, sold on slave markets. According to ... Read More »

CMRM Condemns Bombing of Masjid in Egypt

PRESS STATEMENT – 25 NOVEMBER 2017 CMRM Condemns Bombing of Masjid in Egypt The Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) strongly condemns the cowardly bombing of worshippers attending the weekly Friday jumu`ah congregational prayers at the Al-Rawda masjid in the Northern Sinai region of Egypt. We note with deep sadness that this brutal act of terror has left 235 people dead ... Read More »

PRESS STATEMENT – 24 NOVEMBER 2017 CMRM Supports International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

PRESS STATEMENT – 24 NOVEMBER 2017 CMRM Supports International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People The 2nd of November 1917 marked 100 years since the signing of the so-called ‘Balfour Declaration’ by the then British Foreign Secretary, Lord Arthur James Balfour. Through a declaration formulated and signed by Lord Balfour, Britain became the imperial sponsor of a Zionist state ... Read More »

Imam Rashied Omar Decries Manchester Bombing during Khutbah on 26 May 2017

Imam Rashied Omar Decries Manchester Bombing during Khutbah on 26 May 2017 I would like to strongly condemn the bombing in Manchester, United Kingdom, that has left 22 persons dead and another five-dozen wounded. It is particularly shocking that this so-called suicide killing was directed against young people, and even innocent children. I decry this cruel act that irreparably touched ... Read More »