Outrage that Montreal imam won't be charged for making anti-semitic comments caught on video
Members of Montreal's Jewish community are upset that there will be no charges against a Montreal imam making anti-semitic comments a mosque in St. Laurent and captured in YouTube videos.
In the 2014 video taken at the Al-Andalous Islamic Center, imam Sayyed Al-Ghitaoui calls on Allah "to destroy the accursed Jews", "to kill them one by one" and "to make their children orphans and their women widows."
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs in Quebec told CJAD 800 News that the crown informed them there'd be no charges of incitation to hatred because of the statute of limitations,and no charges of incitation to genocide because there's not enough evidence. The chief crown prosecutor's office could not confirm to CJAD 800 News at this time that there'd be no charges.
"We're obviously very disappointed if what he said does not cross the threshold for incitement to genocide it's unclear what would," said co-chair Rabbi Reuben Poupko.
"This was explicit, this was repeated, this was unambiguous."
The centre had apologized for what they called "clumsy and unacceptable" phrasing used by a substitute imam.