Imam silenced by MacKay for 'extremism' speaks at church
ctvottawa.ca Published Sunday, November 21, 2010 4:37PM EST
Imam Zijad Delic speaks to CTV News Channel from Ottawa on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010.
Iman Zijad Delic addressed Ottawa's First Unitarian Congregation Sunday, more than a month after his speech at the National Defence headquarters was cancelled by Defence Minister Peter MacKay.
Delic, who is the executive director of the Canadian Islamic Congress, was disinvited from speaking after MacKay claimed that his organization holds extremist views.
The imam promoted interfaith dialogue during his speech at First Unitarian.
"I want my community not to be seen as others," he said. "When we divide into us and others, there is no progress for anybody."