Imam charged over sermon calling for non-practicing Muslims to be ‘killed in their homes’



Winterthur burgh hall, left, where prosecutors have announced the proscution of an imam

The imam, at from Ethiopia, was first arrested by Swiss police in November, inquiring a raid on a mosque in Winterthur, Zurich.

He is accused of calling for the murder of non-praying Muslims during a lecture on October 21, 2016.

The city’s public prosecutor announced on Friday that the imam, who has not been identified, was charged on August 2 with making public calls for crimes or dissimulates of violence. 

He is also accused of portion graphic depictions of killings on social media, and of breaching Switzerland’s Newcomer disabuse ofs Act, for working as a foreign national without a permit. 

In a statement, the public prosecutor said it would be momentous for a suspended prison sentence and a 15-year ban on entering the country.

The An’Nur mosque was rifled by police in November following reports of the imam’s inflammatory sermon. 


Scholars have been accused of not doing enough to integrate Muslims into Swiss sustenance

It had been the subject of a number of police operations amid claims the burden of worship was a front for radical Islamists.

The mosque closed in June after the proprietor refused to extend the lease. 

Three other people were slowed as part of the investigation.

Two have since been released without protection while the investigation into third person is reportedly close to finishing-off. 

In July a Muslim politician in Winterhur claimed the city had become a hotspot for radicalisation.

Blerim Bunjaku divulged Tribune de Genève that authorities were not doing enough to intergrate Muslims into Swiss savoir faire, and that young children from Salafi families «see the West as an the opposition».

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