Danish imam to be charged in Germany for call to kill Jews

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — A Danish imam who called in Berlin to kill all Zionist Jews will face criminal charges for inciting hate, German prosecutors said.

The charges being prepared against Abu Bilal Ismail, public prosecutors in Berlin told Denmark’s TV2 News this week, are in connection with statements he made on July 18 during a sermon he delivered at Berlin’s Al-Nur mosque after Friday prayers.

“Oh, Allah, destroy the Zionist Jews, they are no challenge for you,” Ismail, an imam from the Grimhoj Mosque in the city of Aarhus, was filmed saying during the sermon, according to a translation from Arabic prepared by the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI. “Count them and kill them to the very last one. Don’t spare a single one of them. Make them suffer terribly.”

Ismail is to be charged in Germany for inciting to hate, TV2 reported Wednesday.

The decision to prosecute Ismail follows the slaying on Feb. 15 by a 22-year-old Danish Muslim radical of Palestinian descent of a volunteer Jewish security guard outside Copenhagen’s main synagogue.