Breaking

Imam charged after telling Swiss worshipers to ‘kill Muslims who did not pray’

Latest news

    View the original article: https://www.rt.com/news/399369-imam-calls-kill-muslims-switzerland/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

    An Ethiopian imam who allegedly publicly called for the killing of non-practising Muslims has been charged by Swiss prosecutors.

    The Winterthur public prosecutor’s office said in a statement Friday that the imam was charged on August 2 with inciting violence and other offenses.

    Read more

    Swiss police raid ‘ISIS-linked’ mosque, arrest imam & alleged radicals

    The religious leader is accused of invoking the murder of Muslims who refuse to participate in the common prayers during a sermon at An’Nur Mosque, Winterthur on October 21, 2016.

    He allegedly called for the expulsions of such non-practising Muslims, adding if they still refuse to pray they should be burned and killed in their homes.

    The imam, who has not been named, also stands accused of sharing brutal depictions of killings via Facebook and of violating the Aliens Act by working without a permit.

    He has been held in investigative custody since November when police raided the mosque after receiving evidence about the sermon.

    The prosecutor’s office initiated criminal proceedings against four people, including the Ethiopian imam.

    The mosque has been at the centre of a number of police operations over its alleged support for radical Islam. It closed at the end of June after the landlord refused to extend the rental contract.

    Prosecutors are seeking an 18-month suspended sentence and expulsion from Switzerland for 15 years for the cleric.

    In the same category are

    Facebook allows Radio Liberty to promote illegal political ads while touting stricter rules Facebook now appears to watch RT's every step, but it has allowed the US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty to publish political ads ta...
    Rampaging tractor leads Denver police on slow-speed pursuit (VIDEO, PHOTO) Trained canines had to be used to stop a joyrider who had led Denver authorities on what could only be described as one of the slowest police chases i...
    Intelligence chief Coats says media twisted his awkward ‘say again’ response to Trump’s Putin invite US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has blamed the media for spinning a story about his odd reaction to the news of US President Donald Tru...
    ‘Why not start with Bellew at heavyweight?’ – Undisputed cruiser champ Usyk on future plans Undisputed cruiserweight champion Alexander Usyk has said he has no problem fighting Briton Tony Bellew at heavyweight after unifying all four major t...
    Israel helping move 800 White Helmets out of Syria via Jordan – report Some 800 members of the controversial Western-backed White Helmets will be brought to Jordan through Israel to be reportedly resettled later in the UK...
    Lavrov to Pompeo: Free Maria Butina arrested on fabricated spy charges The US should immediately release Russian gun activist Maria Butina, who is being held in the US on espionage charges, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.