Imam who called to kill Jews flees Canadian police

Sheikh Muhammad ibn Musa Al Nasr called for the murder of Jews during a sermon at a Canadian mosque. Police are seeking his arrest.

Montreal police are searching for a Palestinian-Jordanian Imam, a Muslim preacher, after issuing an arrest warrant for the crime of willful promotion of hatred in a sermon calling for the murder of Jews.

The Montreal Gazette reported that Sheikh Muhammad ibn Musa Al Nasr is wanted after giving a sermon in the local Dar Al-Arqam Mosque late last year in which he called Jews “the worst of mankind.”

Al Nasr also described Jews as “human demons” and said he looked forward to Judgment Day, the end of days, when they would be destroyed. He quoted a Hadith, verses which codify Muslim oral tradition, stating that at the end of time, “the stone and the tree will say: ‘Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me – come and kill him!’”

The verse is often quoted by Palestinian anti-Semitic preachers.

Speaking with the Gazette, Michael Mostyn, CEO of B’nai B’rith Canada, which lodged a criminal complaint against Al Nasr, said “the Jewish community of Montreal can sleep safer, knowing that there is a price to pay for inciting violence against our community.”

“This incident and others like it demonstrate that anti-Semitism, especially in the guise of religion, remains a serious problem in Canada today,” he added.

After the speech first came to light in March, the Muslim Council of Montreal called on the Dar Al-Arqam Mosque to apologize for hosting Al Nasr, telling CBC news that “to use the themes of the Prophet to spread hatred is actually something that is disrespectful towards the Prophet himself.”

The Dar al-Arkam Mosque has yet to apologize for the speech, and the original Arabic version of the sermon remains posted to its YouTube channel.

Al Nasr’s whereabouts are unknown. B’nai Brith suspects he is in Jordan and is calling for his extradition.

By: World Israel News Staff