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Racist Imam FIMONTREAL (JTA) — Montreal police are investigating a three-year-old video that shows an imam, Sayyed al-Ghitaoui at a local mosque calling on Allah to “destroy the accursed Jews” and to kill them “one by one.”


The video, which went viral after being released Feb. 8 onto social media, appeared less than three weeks after six Muslim worshippers were gunned down in a Quebec City mosque and Jews across Canada rallied behind Muslims in a gesture of support and solidarity.

“We condemn these explicit calls for the death of Jews in the strongest possible terms,” Rabbi Reuben Poupko, co-chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, told The Canadian Jewish News.

“We believe these declarations may be a violation of the criminal code,” he said.

The mosque that hosted the imam was the Al-Andalous Islamic Centre in the Montreal borough of St. Laurent, according to reports.

A spokesman for the center said the person speaking in the video was a “volunteer” imam.

The center also issued a “clarification” that the imam’s comments were made during Israel’s 2014 military incursion into Gaza.

But, if anything, “the attack on the Quebec City mosque should serve as a reminder to all that there can be no ‘context’ in our democracy that legitimizes calls for violence against any identifiable community,” Poupko said.

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#2 Islam is peace or hate ?Nolan Diamond 2017-04-03 01:32
Why are the so called peaceful muslims inviting hateful imam's to lecture in Montreal ? Our PM Trudeau wonders why many Canadians do not want muslim immigrants who do not assimilate.The liberal party wants to protect muslims but allows their hate speech to continue.Hopefu lly those who voted for Trudeau wake up & the Conservatives return to power in 2019.Canada will end up with Europe's problems & sharia law if Trudeau is re-elected in 2019.
#1 Imam breaks law.Bernard Bennell 2017-03-23 18:02
With hate statements like this, all MPs in Parliament should be aware of this Imam's statement before they vote on the motion to denounce hate crimes against Muslims.