Muslim preacher Mohamed Shaar goes on a vile, homophobic rant about the Matildas – labelling them as ‘filthy’
Two influential Muslim preachers have shared vile rants about the Matildas soccer team, with hateful messages directed at players in same-sex relationships.
Mohamed Shaar, who works as a natural healer and authorised marriage celebrant at the Sydney Ruqyah Centre in the city’s west, recently sparked uproar over his homophobic views during the World Pride Festival.
The preacher, who has more than 4,000 followers on Facebook, again sparked controversy on Saturday when he labelled gay players as ‘filthy’.
His opinions were shared by Muslim teacher and fellow marriage celebrant Takeadean Mohtadi, who shared a TikTok claiming it was ‘haram’ (forbidden) to watch the Matildas.
‘I’m addressing our Muslim brothers. Did we forget that it is haram for us to look at the opposite gender?’ Mr Mohtadi said in the video that’s garnered more than 46,000 views.
Mohamed Shaar shared a hateful message to Matildas players who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community
‘Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has commanded us to lower our gaze to the opposite gender. Did you forget this? Did we forget who we’re supporting?’
He then said the ‘majority’ of the Australian women’s soccer team were members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
‘And they are pushing this agenda through the athletes,’ he continued.
‘When your kids are looking at you supporting them, sharing (pictures of) them, they think it’s OK.
‘But hold on aren’t you worried about this? But your actions are showing something that’s different.’
Mr Shaar meanwhile shared a series of photos of Matildas superstar Sam Kerr with her girlfriend and fellow soccer player Kristie Mewis.
Muslim teacher Takeadean Mohtadi said it was ‘haram’ (forbidden) to watch the Matildas
‘Please for Allah sake teach your girls what is halal and what is forbidden in Islam,’ he said.
‘When you teach your kids dancing expect them to dance and when you teach them music expect them to sing and when you teach them to be like boys then expect them to be like them.
‘So Matilda or ballooot playing soccer and everyone cheering them on and you have those filthy people posting and doing this crap then you are supporting them.
‘Fear Allah this world is corrupt and need to wake up, teach how to be a Muslim to be girls and boys to be boys, wallah it’s getting sick by the minute.’
Earlier this year, Mr Shaar had demanded Sydney Uber drivers refuse to work during the pride festival due to the company’s support for the LGBTQI celebration.
Sam Kerr is seen with her girlfriend Kristie Mewis during the Women’s World Cup
In response to an Uber message promoting their ‘pride ride’ during the gay pride festival, Mr Shaar posted: ‘Dear Uber drivers specially the Muslims fear Allah and avoid working with Uber’.
He also shared a screenshot of an alleged drag queen event for children on the Canterbury and Bankstown libraries’ Facebook page alongside a video criticising a poster of a ‘furry’ man in leather-bondage with a teddy bear head.
Mr Shaar’s accompanying caption reads: ‘Shame on this human race shame on this government that shows this filthy people’.
He also shared a BBC news video reporting on a law passed by Vladimir Putin’s brutal regime which bans any mention of LGBT culture or people.
‘Good on Russia,’ wrote Mr Shaar on his personal Facebook page.
The Matildas this week were branded by Pink Magazine as the gayest team at the Womens’s World Cup along with Brazil.
The UK-based news claimed said the Matildas had nine first-team players and three reserves who were in same-sex relationships, tying the squad with the Brazil team for the most openly lesbian players in the 2023 World Cup.