Press Statements

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 »

CMRM Calls for Solidarity Against Islamophobic Attacks

  PRESS STATEMENT – 31 JANUARY 2017 CMRM Calls for Solidarity Against Islamophobic Attacks The Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM) strongly condemns the killing of six worshippers and the injuring of eight others at the Grand Mosque in Québec, Canada, on Sunday evening 29 January 2017. We also note with concern that the previous day on Saturday 28 January 2017, ... Read More »

The Desecration of Local Mosques is the Work of Agent Provocateurs

The Desecration of Local Mosques is the Work of Agent Provocateurs   Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar   On New Year’s Day, Facebook user Liam Christian Ferreira caused an uproar on social media when he posted derogatory remarks about Muslims on the Langebaan Facebook page. Ferreira’s post expressed frustration with “those Muslim bastards blaring their call to prayer five times ... Read More »

The Claremont Main Road Masjid congratulates all Matriculants of 2016.

The Claremont Main Road Masjid congratulates all Matriculants of 2016. South Africa’s education system and the systemic inequalities means that irrespective of your result, you have achieved a great educational milestone. May we always remain cognisant of our privilege in moments of success and difficulty and through this awareness become more engaged civil citizens. We wish you all a successful ... Read More »

PRESS STATEMENT – 26 JULY 2016 CMRM Condemns Inhumane Killing of Catholic Priest

 PRESS STATEMENT – 26 JULY 2016 CMRM Condemns Inhumane Killing of Catholic Priest   The Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM) congregation strongly condemns the brutal killing of an 85 year-old Catholic priest by two ISIS/Da`ish supporters during a mass at a Church in Normandy, France.  The inhumane and gruesome killing of the elderly Father Jacques Hamel and the sacriligeous violation ... Read More »

Condemnation of Violence

This poster was designed by architect, Yusuf Patel of Durban. Yusuf, like all of us, was deeply pained by the spate of suicide bombings and killings that took place in several parts of the world during the final days of Ramadan 2016 and continuing since then. The wave of violence resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people and the maiming ... Read More »