The National Post reports:
In a videotape of the 1998 event [a Toronto fundraising dinner hosted by an organization that has since been identified by the Canadian government as a "front" for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas] obtained by the National Post, Mr. Islam describes Israel as a "so-called new society" created by a "so-called religion" and urges the audience to donate to the Jerusalem Fund for Human Services to "lessen the suffering of our brothers and sisters in Palestine and the Holy Land."
Mr. Islam then begins a 45-minute speech in English in which he says it is "intolerable" for Muslims to "stand and watch" the situation in the Middle East. He describes Jerusalem as the centre of a land that is holy because of its connection to Allah. "So this city which is blessed because of its religious nature. Therefore, what we see today is the result of the departure of religion from this area, of the uprooting of religion. So many of the people of the faith have been exiled from this region, moved on, to make way for what? Strangely and ironically, they moved on in the name of so-called religion, on behalf of ... the Jews.
Because many religious Jews live in and around Jerusalem, the complaint about the "departure of religion" from the area means that the most obvious interpretation of the label "so-called religion" is probably the correct one: that Judaism isn't a real religion after all. Now, it's one thing to criticize Israelis or even Judaism, but to suggest that it isn't a "real" religion as part of an effort to attack Israel generally is just ridiculous.
Islam is also quoted as saying that there could be "No political concept or construct or treaty or agent except the laws of Allah, which he instructed for this world." Sounds like he would like to see the creation of Islamic theocracies all around the world and denies the validity of any non-Islamic political system, including secular democracies like those in Britain and America.