the Biel-based hate preacher Abu Ramadan, it has become quiet. The 66-year-old Libyans with the henna-dyed Beard who lives in the town of Nidau, next to Biel, and refers to an AHV pension with supplementary benefits. But the calm is deceptive. Because Abu Ramadan rushed around two years ago, in the infamous Biel Ar Rahman mosque against the Jews and the Christians, has already been running since March 2018 a criminal case on suspicion of racial discrimination against him.
Now the town of Nidau has reported him to the police because of suspected social assistance fraud. Specifically, the period between the end of 2003 and the beginning of 2017, in which he has pointed out 590'293.95 francs social assistance related on how to joint searches of this newspaper with the "Rundschau" of SRF.
"He's playing the victim now"
In August 2017, the "Rundschau" and the Tamedia had sermon-Recherchedesk the Hatred and the long-term social assistance is made public. At the time, Roland Lutz (SVP), Nidauer municipal Council and head of the Social Department announced that he was going to turn around in the case, Abu Ramadan, every stone. He wanted to know whether the Libyans moved to the right on social assistance or not.
Since then, employees of Social services have investigated in meticulous work, all movements of Abu Ramadan's Bank account. They found evidence that the Libyans concealed the Social services significant income. The preacher did not want to comment on the request to the current criminal case, he stressed, however, that he was standing with the competent officers in contact and seek to clarify any misunderstandings.
Would have reported to Abu Ramadan, the question of revenue as required by law – would have been the reduced social assistance. With the alleged swindle the Libyans would have damaged the taxpayer in Nidau in the Canton of Bern. "He has been told everywhere, that we trouble him, it is unjustified to have displayed," says Lutz today. "First of all, the search of the house went with him to the kidneys. He is now playing the poor victim. But he is not."
The operation on the eyes of Abu Ramadan's mother was not held, however, allegedly due to lack of money.
The Prosecutor of the Bernese Jura-Seeland has opened up due to the display by the end of 2018, beginning of 2019, a criminal case, such as Christof Scheurer of the Bernese General Prosecutor's office confirmed. The allegations: fraud, any unlawful procurement of social assistance and, possibly, Obtain social assistance benefits by Concealment of facts. For the agronomist and long-time preacher of the presumption of innocence applies.
to declare which it is difficult to account for movements started by the end of 2003, immediately after Abu Ramadan had deposited his application for social assistance in Nidau. To lived this time, his mother for about two months illegally with him because he wanted to Finance an eye operation to a value of around 10’000 Swiss francs.
As the unlawful stay of the Libyan woman was blown, tried Abu Ramadan to extend your visa. For this he had to undertake in writing, for the maintenance of the old lady in Switzerland to pay. He also had to prove that on his Bank account, enough money was available. The completed well for this purpose, two cash deposits in total amount of 7200 Swiss francs at the time, in quick succession. According to a statement of account of Abu Ramadan, which is this newspaper.
Although the Imam had committed in his social assistance application to report all changes of income and assets to the social welfare office, did he mention it, these cash deposits, let alone to explain. The eye surgery of Abu Ramadan's mother was not held, however, allegedly due to lack of money.
The input to the Ar Rahman mosque in Biel. Photo: Peter Klaunzer (Keystone)
in August 2017, the Tamedia-Recherchedesk that Abu Ramadan journeys on behalf of the Geneva company of Arabian Excellence as a religious companion of pilgrims to Saudi Arabia travels had reported. The recipients of social assistance spent the night in five-star hotels.
As to him, the Social services Nidau granted the right to be heard, said Abu Ramadan again, that he had never received remuneration for his activity as a travel companion or a preacher. For Arabian Excellence he had accompanied about nine pilgrims traveling from seven to ten days, but neither wages, gratuities, or other compensation received.
in Contrast, the Nidauer investigation also revealed that Abu had received of Ramadan, in the Canton of Berne living persons Bank transfers with a Note such as "travel services" or "travel to Saudi Arabia". This reinforced the suspicion that Abu Ramadan earned with pilgrimages of money and those revenues reported neither the social services nor taxed. It was confirmed also by the investigation of the Prosecutor's office. Because recipients of social assistance in Nidau need to submit, since 2009, Bank account statements, held by the Libyan Imam as well to further opportunities to hide income.
However, Transfers of the preacher, and fell at the end of, for example, the Cornèr Bank in Lugano, a financial institution that is, among other things, for its credit cards. There are many indications that Abu Ramadan, the income from the business, pilgrimage and travel had now run through credit cards and not more about his Bern Bank account. The ongoing investigations by the Prosecutor's office, meanwhile, have launched a six-digit sums to the light, and the trend is rising.
threatening Although Abu claimed Ramadan always, he was looking for work, but nobody wanted to hire him, after he went, apparently, secretly a lucrative activity. At the same time, he pointed to the welfare office sometimes medical certificates to prove that he was capable of. In Ligerz on lake Biel, where Abu Ramadan had lived, reminds you of the Libyans. There it wanted to deal with the management as employees of the municipal enterprises, among other things, in the vineyards above the lake Biel.
But after only two months, the work was terminated because Abu Ramadan allegedly had health problems. Health problems will not hold the preacher, but also to fly after the initiation of the criminal proceedings on the grounds of social welfare fraud as a companion to a pilgrimage to Mecca. This is a promotional video of the company Arabian Excellence, which documents a pilgrimage by 2019. In it, Abu Ramadan is multiple to see as speaker and prayer leader.
fraud in social assistance and the unlawful receipt of social assistance for foreigners, the so-called catalogue of offences. You have to expect in the case of a final conviction with the country of reference from 5 to 15 years. Except in cases of hardship. Abu Ramadan, the asylum status because of a minimum of twelve trips to Libya in the autumn of 2017 has been withdrawn, Should be detected at the Moment a permanent residence permit C. to him, the alleged offences, he faces Deportation.
The second criminal proceedings for racial discrimination is also still pending. In a sermon in the infamous Biel Ar Rahman mosque, Abu Ramadan, Allah in 2017, had asked to destroy the Jews, Christians, Hindus, Russians and Shiites. Here, too, the presumption of innocence for the Libyans is.
In the Ar Rahman mosque it is today, Abu Ramadan traffic there only as an ordinary creditor. Nevertheless, he appears prominently in a Video, with the support of the Association of the mosque in Arabic, is asking for 1.25 million Swiss francs in donations for the Kaufder mosque. The end of the prayer is to be avoided.
The TV magazine "Rundschau" is tonight a post about Abu Ramadan broadcast.
Created: 04.12.2019, 06:06 PM