Jewish Group Makes Criminal Complaint Against French-Muslim Leader


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A French-Jewish activist group has registered a criminal complaint against one of France's top Muslim leaders.

According to the Jerusalem Post, the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Antisemitism (BNVCA) made the complaint against Dalil Boubakeur, rector of the Great Mosque of Paris and the president of the French Council of the Muslim Faith.

The complaint focused on Boubakeur's defense of imam Mohammed Tatai, who engaged in racist incitement in a sermon on YouTube.

Tatai said, “The Prophet Muhammad told us about the final and decisive battle: ‘Judgment Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews. The Jews will hide behind the stones and the trees, and the stones and the trees will say: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him – except for the Gharqad tree, which is one of the trees of the Jews.’”

The imam was also included in the complaint.

Boubakeur defended Tatai and claimed that he "engages in efforts that promote coexistence."

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