23 March 2017

Visiting imam denounced for calling Jewish people "evil"

A visiting imam who preached at a Montreal mosque in December is accused of invoking hate speech.

The sermon took place at the Dar Al Arqam mosque on Jean Talon St. on Dec. 23, 2016.

In the video, an imam named Muhammed Bin Musa Al Nasr, visiting from Jordan, called Jewish people "the most evil of mankind," and "human demons."

He also called for Jews to be killed.

The regional director of B'nai Brith said those acts are a hate crime that must be taken seriously.

"Obviously there are imams, and I'm sure there are more than just what has been reported, that are preaching hatred in their sermons and annihilation of Jews, and this sort of thing leads to radicalization worldwide," said Harvey Levine.

Levine said this is the second such video out of Montreal B'nai Brith has come across this year.

"Anti-Semitism continues to grow like crazy across Canada. We get reports one after another. We want to know where the hate crimes unit stand on this and why they're taking so long," Levine said.

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