A Muslim imam in Denmark is accused of making a “thinly-veiled threat” to kill Jews in a sermon at a Copenhagen mosque.
Speaking in Arabic, Mundhir Abdallah quoted a hadith (saying of the Muslim prophet Mohammed), which talks about instituting sharia law in the soon-to-be established caliphate.
“[A Caliphate will wage Jihad for the sake of Allah…which will liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Zionists, so that the words of the Prophet Muhammad will be fulfilled: ‘Judgement Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them’,” Abdallah preached.
Speaking in front of a black flag with the shahada (Muslim declaration of faith) written on it, Abdallah added, “[The Caliphate also] will liberate Jerusalem and will uproot the Jewish entity.”
The flag is used by Islamist terror groups such as al-Qaeda as well as political Islamists Hizb ut-Tahrir.
Jewish community leader Dan Rosenberg said to leading Danish newspaper Politiken, “We are concerned weak and impressionable people may perceive this kind of preaching as a clear call to violence and terror against Jews.”
Immigration and Integration Minister Inger Stojberg wrote on her Facebook page, “This is completely preposterous, undemocratic and awful. But it also shows why we need to lead a harsh and consistent policy. We cannot and should not accept this!”
The sermon was uploaded to Facebook and YouTube by the Al-Faruq Mosque and translated into English by MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute).
A complaint by Denmark’s Jewish community has been filed against imam Mundhir Abdallah of the Masjid Al-Faruq mosque for citing a hadith on March 31st, asking for Muslims to rise up and kill Jews.
A hadith, according to Wikipedia, is secondary to the Koran but describes “the words, actions, or habits of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.”
Transcripts of the YouTube video provided by The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) quotes the imam as saying, “Judgment Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them.”
This particular mosque was visited by ISIS sympathizer Omar al-Hussein in 2015, the day before he shot and killed one person at a freedom of expression conference and a Jewish man standing outside of a synagogue in Copenhagen.
The terrorist was eventually killed in a shootout with police.
The head of the Jewish community in Denmark, Dan Rosenberg Asmussen, wants a police investigation into the mosque and the imam.
“We fear that weak and easily-influenced persons could interpret this kind of preaching as an appeal to visit acts of violence or terror on Jews,” he said.
Denmark’s minister of immigration and integration said the imam’s comments were “horrible, anti-democratic and abominable.”