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German court fines but does not imprison imam who preached “destroy the Zionist Jews…don’t spare a single one”

Danish imam Sheikh Abu Bilal Ismail has been found guilty of incitement to hatred, after calling for the murder of Jews at a mosque in Berlin in 2014.

A German court fined Abu Bilal Ismail €1,300 for comments he made during a sermon to al-Nur mosque. Situated in Berlin’s Neukölln district, the al-Nur mosque is widely considered a hotbed of radical Islamism.

Ismail told the packed audience to “destroy the Zionist Jews…,” and to “count them and kill them to the very last one. Don’t spare a single one…make them suffer.”

The verdict found that Abu Bilal Ismail had delivered a “hostile and hate-filled view toward Jews as a population in Germany,” and that he considered Jews as “criminals who kill prophets and children,” “worse than wild beasts in the jungle” and that “Allah should kill Jews.”

Ismail defended his speech by insisting the remark “Zionist Jews” was directed at Israeli soldiers fighting in the Gaza Strip last year. He also remarked that he lives peacefully alongside all religious groups in Denmark.

Source: The Jerusalem Post