A Muslim leader in Denmark is being held accountable for a YouTube video that shows him reportedly calling for the murder of Jews in Denmark.
Imam Mundhir Abdallah is accused of delivering a sermon on March 31 that calls for Muslims to “rise up against Jews,” according to a report. The YouTube video was reportedly posted to the Al-Faruq Mosque’s channel on May 7; Abdallah preaches at the mosque, which has previously been linked to radical Islam.
In the video, which is translated from Arabic by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) TV, Abdallah calls to “unite [the] Islamic nation” and “…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.”
“The rightly-guided state… will unite the servants of Allah, will revive the Islamic nation, will wage Jihad against its enemies, will liberate Jerusalem, and will uproot the Jewish entity,” Abdallah says in the video.
A Jewish leader in Denmark has called for an investigation into this possible case, which could incite racial hatred.
“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,” Dan Rosenberg Asmussen, the head of the Jewish community in Denmark, told the Politiken Daily.
Danish Minister of Immigration and Integration Inger Stojberg said the statements are “horrible, anti-democratic and abominable,” according to a report.