Tawhidi posted photographs of the barracks, lavatories and crematorium at the death camp, which today, is only a shadow of the unimaginably cruel conditions Jewish inmates had to contend with during the Holocaust. He captioned the post: "Hitler was a terrorist. Do not support Hitler’s agenda. Stand against what Hitler stood for. Love and embrace each other. Kick the Islamists out of your communities and governments" and ended each one off with the hashtags "#NeverAgain", "#WeRemember" and "#ImamofPeace." Hundreds of people commented on the posts thanking him for his stance, his actions and for visiting the site, adding that he is brave and their respect for him "has soared.""Shalom Imam....powerful picture speaks a million words," wrote Colm Finnegan, while Belteshazzar Azariah said, "You're a good man and a good example for everyone, Sheikh!"In a post responding, Kashif Zaidi heeded the Imam's call for peace and humanity: "Come all as one..end hatred now..enemies are the ones who divides us..peace to all our jew brothers/sisters..yes we remember the sufferings."
The US Congress should be focusing on serving US citizens. It should not be a platform for Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar to promote hatred against the Jewish people. My message from Auschwitz! pic.twitter.com/y7wiBCIcmR— Imam Mohamad Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) February 3, 2019
Iranian-born Tawhidi, who is on of the main leading voices in the global movement of Islamic reform, has dedicated his life to ideologically tackling the spread of Islamic extremism. He also describes himself as a peace activist and has faced extreme criticism from fellow muslims for his reformist views. Prior to his reform, Tawhidi spent over seven years studying in an Islamic Seminary in Iran. He has had numerous death threats made against him since taking on his pro-peace views and speaking up against Islamic extremism, especially after he denounced ISIS several years back and voiced his support for the Burka ban.
Hitler was a terrorist. Do not support Hitler’s agenda. Stand against what Hitler stood for. Love and embrace each other. Kick the Islamists out of your communities and governments.#NeverAgain #WeRemember #ImamofPeace pic.twitter.com/g9gB9CuwPh— Imam Mohamad Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) February 3, 2019