Montreal police issue arrest warrant for hate preacher

By Barry Duke

Months after a Jewish group in Canada demanded police action against Muslim hate preacher, Sheikh Muhammad ibn Musa Al Nasr, above, it was reported at the weekend that the Montreal police’s hate crimes unit has finally taken action.

In March, B’nai Brith told the police that, in a speech delivered on December 23, 2016 at the Dar al-Arkam mosque, Al Nasr described Jews as “the most evil of mankind” and as “human demons,” before quoting from a hadith which said:

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!’

Accusing the police of dragging their feet, Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada, asked:

When will Canada finally recognise that we are not immune to racism and anti-Semitism, and that it is this type of rhetoric that directly leads to radicalization all over the world?

Well, the police eventually issued an arrest warrant, and Al Nasr, a Palestinian-Jordanian imam, is now facing a charge of wilful promotion of hatred.

In welcoming the action, Mostyn said he hopes the charge will deter future threats and assaults on the Jewish community in …read more

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