A prominent Danish mosque has told their congregation that apostates, adulterers and any one who harms a Muslim should be killed. The Mosque chairman defended the sermons, saying, “we believe in Islam”.
The Grimhøj Mosque in Aarhus made headlines last month, when one of their imams defend child rape among recent migrants because it is part of their culture. .
The mosque also appeared to declare support for the Islamic State (IS) terror group in 2014, and again in 2015. However, local police later praised the mosque, claiming they were in fact discouraging young Muslims from joining the Jihad.
Now, a new documentary by Danish broadcaster TV2 has reignited debate over whether the infamous mosque should be shut down. Radical preacher Abu Bilal Ismail (pictured above) was secretly filmed saying:
“If a married or divorced women engages in fornication, and she is not a virgin, she should be stoned to death”.
Continuing: “If someone violates their marriage, either man or woman, they commit adultery and their blood is thus halal [acceptable under Muslim law, ed.] and they should be killed by stoning. If the woman is a virgin, the punishment is whipping”.
In the clip, the imam advocates an “eye for an eye” policy. “If someone kills a Muslim, then they should be killed,” he says, before adding that anyone who leaves Islam (Apostasy) should also be murdered.
“It is completely unheard of that there are people in Denmark preaching this sort of thing. It clearly does not belong here. He [Abu Bilal Ismail, ed.] doesn’t belong in Denmark either,” Integration Minister Inger Støjberg told the Ritzau news agency.
Marcus Knuth, from the ruling Venstre party, said that it is hard to believe that the same mosque can be the centre of repeated controversies.
“What is so shocking is that there are so many cases involving this mosque and that they just keep coming. That is almost the worst thing – that they haven’t learned anything and still practise these types of things and encourage this Stone Age behaviour,” he told TV2.
The mosques’s chairman, Oussama El-Saadi, who personal declared his support for IS last year, defended the comments and said the TV2 journalist was a “spy” who had tricked the Imam responsible.
“Our imam needs to answer what he has read on Sharia, when TV2’s spy asks him about Sharia. We can’t cheat and say incorrect things about our religion”, Mr. El-Saadi said.
Adding: “We believe in Islam as it is, but as our imam says we live in Denmark, where there is freedom, and we followed Danish rules and Danish laws. So stoning and whipping aren’t valid in Denmark”.
Breitbart London reported on Mr. El-Saadi last month when he spoke out in favour of child brides in Denmark. Speaking to a Danish newspaper, the Imam said: “One should look at these cases from a different perspective.
“It is an extraordinary humanitarian situation, and I think you have to take care of these families. They’re married, and even if the man is twice as old as they have built a family. We have to accept that it is a different culture, and we can not destroy family life”.
East Jutland Police said on Twitter that they would “investigate the remarks further and determine if it is a punishable situation”.