Calgary imam says woman hit him with car, accused him of terrorism

By on September 14, 2014

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CALGARY — A prominent Calgary imam says he has been attacked on his way to lead prayers.

Syed Soharwardy, founder of Muslims Against Terrorism and the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, says he was knocked down by a vehicle driven by a woman in the parking lot of the Genesis Centre on Friday afternoon.

He says the woman yelled a profanity at him and accused him of being a terrorist.

Soharwardy says he was not hurt but has been shaken by the attack.

He is an outspoken critic of the violence perpetrated by terror groups.

He reported the attack to the police, including the licence plate number of the car the woman was driving and officers are now investigating.