Canadian Imam Younus Kathrada said in a Friday, May 13, 2022 sermon that was uploaded to the Muslim Youth Victoria YouTube channel that Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh died as a non-Muslim, even though she "did well" by exposing the "crimes" of the Jewish Zionists. He criticized those who claim that she is a "martyr" and in Paradise, saying that they are the "followers of Satan." In addition, Kathrada prayed for Allah to bring annihilation upon the criminal and plundering Jews. For more about Younus Kathrada, see MEMRI TV clips nos. 9050, 8409, 8289, 8003, 7896, 7534, 7098, 6950, and 6906.
Younus Kathrada: "Over the last couple of days, after the murder of that journalist [Shireen Abu Akleh]... And she did well, we are not denying... But that is not even our subject... We are not denying that she did well when she exposed the Zionist Jews and all the crimes that they commit. That is not even the issue. We are grateful to her for that.
"The issue is what came after, she died as a non-Muslim. And we have among us those who are saying that she will be in Paradise. [We have] among us those who say that she is a martyr.
"Allah be praised, what right and authority to we have to say that Allah has decreed that non-Muslims will be in the Hellfire, and then we come to say: 'No, she is going to be in Paradise.'
"So those who are making those statements that we are hearing, they are indeed the followers of Satan.
"Oh Allah, support those who wage jihad for Your sake everywhere!
"Oh Allah, bring annihilation upon the plundering Jews! Oh Allah, bring annihilation upon the criminal Jews! Oh Allah, bring annihilation upon the Jews who attacked Your abode, Jerusalem! Oh Allah, bring annihilation upon them, for they are no match for You! Oh Allah, send down Your wrath upon them! Oh Allah, shake the ground beneath their feet! Oh Allah, make us rejoice by returning the Al-Aqsa Mosque to Islam and the Muslims! Oh Allah, make us rejoice by making our brothers victorious over those plundering and criminal Jews!"