Canada: Imam calling for Jews to be killed in sermon at Saint-Michel mosque draws police complaint

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The controversial cleric is Sheikh Muhammad bin Musa Al Nasr

Source: CBC

Video of sermon posted to Dar Al-Arqam Mosque’s YouTube page in Dec. 2016

A Saint-Michel mosque is facing a police complaint after a video of an Imam delivering a sermon in which he asks for Jews to be killed surfaced online.

The sermon took place at the Dar Al-Arqam Mosque on Dec. 23, 2016.

The video was posted to the mosque’s YouTube channel three days later. The imam in the video is Jordanian cleric Sheikh Muhammad bin Musa Al Nasr — he was reportedly an invited guest of the mosque.

In the video, the imam says in Arabic, “O Muslim, O servant of Allah, O Muslim, O servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.”

Part of the phrase references an Islamic hadith, which is a collection of words and actions by the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

CBC Montreal reached out to the Dar Al-Arqam mosque on Wednesday for comment, but was told no one was available.

Accused of inciting violence

B’nai Brith Canada says it is totally unacceptable that a mosque would allow this to go on. They filed a complaint with Montreal Police Monday.

“This is inciting violence, and this is inciting radicalization,” said Harvey Levine, regional director of B’nai Brith in Quebec.

“It’s against the law and has to be stopped,” he said, adding that the complaint was filed with the Montreal hate crimes unit.

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