Imam Mundhir Abdallah is facing charges over 2017 comments when he allegedly called on Muslims to “slay the Jews” to bring on Judgement Day.
“Judgement Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them” the Imam allegedly said in a video uploaded to Facebook and YouTube.
Imam Abdallah’s Masjid Al-Faruq mosque has previously been linked to Islamic extremism.
Public prosecutor Eva Ronne said “these are serious statements and I think it’s right for the court to now have an opportunity to assess the case,” she said. “It has always been illegal to accept killings of a certain group of people, but it’s new for us to target hate preachers”.
He could face up to three years in prison.