For the first time ever sitting an imam on Tuesday on the dock. He is accused of having endorsed the killing of jews in the context of a sermon. It may cost him up to three years in prison.
The 51-year-old preacher refuses, however, guilty and believes that his utterances are taken out of context. Instead, it's about Israel's role as occupier of The Palestinian Autonomy.
- Our problem is not with jews in general. Our problem is with a occupying. Regardless of its religion, says Monzer Baajour in the courtroom in Copenhagen city Court.
He is also known under names such as Monzer Abdullah and Mundhir Abdallah.
the crux of The matter is about a fredagsprædiken, as the imam held in Masjid al-Faruq mosque in the Heimdalsgade in Nørrebro 31. march 2017. Here it said:
- the day of judgment arrives, not until the muslims fight the jews so that the muslims slay them, and the jew will hide behind stones and trees and the stone and the trees will say: 'O muslim, O God worship, there is a jew behind me, come and kill him'.
But the piece was only included to show that the palestinian territory will be liberated, explains the imam.
- It is not about the details of the text, but that something will happen that makes that Palestine will be liberated, says Monzer Baajour.
- It is to confirm that there is a full-scale war between the muslims and those who occupy Palestine, he says.
this is The first time that the special provision in the penal code is taken into use, after it was introduced 1. January 2017.
From the political side, the aim is that the provision is to increase the efforts against radicalisation and religious workers.
the Mosque on the Heimdalsgade in Copenhagen is controversial. It has been promoting that it has a close relationship to the islamic association Hizb ut-Tahrir.