“Even 10 years in prison will not scare us Muslims”, says imam indicted for quoting his prophet.
Copenhagen based imam Monzer Abdullah is the first to be indicted for breaking Denmark’s new socalled imam law. Danish police claims that Monzer Abdullah has called for the killing of Jews by quoting a famous statement by Islam’s holyest prophet, Mohammad. According to police, Abdullah said:
“The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews so that the Muslims kill them, and the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.” The quote is from the Islamic hadith by Sahih Muslim, 041:6985.
“These are heinous statements, and I think it is quite right that the court now has an opportunity to assess the case,” says Advocate General Eva Rønne from the State Prosecutor’s office.
According to the new Danish law, it is legal to quote religious texts calling for violence, as long as the person quoting it does make it clear that it is not his own opinion. The prosecutor is convinced that Monzer Abdullah did not make this distinction clear.
Monzer Abdullah is not happy about the indictment:
“Even 10 years in prison will not scare us Muslims. We are proud of our faith. The indictment criminalizes Islam and Islamic texts. Authorities want us to only tolerate Danish values. They want us to assimilate, but that will never happen,” said Adbullah.
Video: Copenhagen Imam Monzer Abdullah calls for jihad to invade and conquer Europe: