Mufti Ismail Menk ‘should not be held to account because of a simple retweet’

11:36am Saturday 20th April 2013 in News By Asian Image reporter


An international Islamic spiritual leader defended himself after being the last person the alleged Boston bomber retweeted this week.

Last night as the hunt for the hunt for bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev reached it’s conclusion social media networks were exploring the tweets of Mufti Ismail Menk.

Mufti Menk was in the UK recently as part of tour to raise money for charities.

If this was the account of the suspect and not a hoax, the majority of the tweets sent by Tsarnaev were about general teenage problems.

He talks rarely of religion.

One at 1:43 am this Wednesday (after the bombings) said, “I’m a stress free kind of guy.”

On Monday at 8:04 pm. he tweeted a quote from rapper Jay-Z and a 1970s R&B song, “Ain’t no love in the heart of the city.” The tweet added, “stay safe people.”

But it was his final retweet which forced international renowned speaker Mufti Menk to distance himself from the suspect stating he was followed by thousands across the world and should not be held to account due to a simple reweet.

Tsarnaev Reweeted the message, “Attitude can take away your beauty no matter how good looking you are or it could enhance your beauty, making you adorable,”

Muftii Menk was inundated with messages. Last night he tweeted, “I have politicians, celebrities, royalties, Muslims & non-Muslims follow and retweet. I don’t know 99.9% of them. I live in Zimbabwe.”

He earlier said, “The shock of finding out about a rewet by a person totally unknown to me is one thing, but I’m disgusted by the hate speech.”

“Almost every tweet from top to bottom of mine, cuts through all religions & is beneficial to humanity large. Not one word of hate speech.”

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