Hmm, that didn’t take long. Just when Sarkozy thought he found a supporter in his veil banning laws that no one wants to enforce because of the inevitable “backlash”.
FRANCE: ANTI-VEIL IMAM TARGETED; GROUP STORMS MOSQUE
Soldiers of Allah threaten “Imam of the Jews”
(ANSAmed) – PARIS, JANUARY 26 – Tension is high in France where Hassen Chalghoumi, the imam at the Drancy mosque, who in recent days sided in favour of a law that bans the use of the full veil has been hit by serious threats. A group of some 80 people stormed the Drancy mosque yesterday evening, making threats against Chalgoumi, a great supporter of interreligious dialogue (above all between Jews and Muslims), who recently declared that he was against the use of the full veil in France. A group of 80 people, with their faces covered, stormed the mosque where some 200 worshippers were present, a council member of the Conference of Imams, chaired by Chalgoumi himself, told the France Presse agency, asking to remain anonymous. They forced their way in and grabbed the microphones after a scuffle. At this point, they directed threats and curses against Imam, treating him as an unbeliever and an apostate and stating: we will trash his case, this Imam of the Jews… Launched in 2009, the Conference of Imams is a collective that promotes an interreligious dialogue and the promotion of open Islam. In recent days, Hassen Chalghoumi has said that he is in favour of a law that bans the use of the full veil in France, describing it as a prison for women, an instrument used for sexist domination and Muslim recruitment. The parliamentary mission, which has been studying the measures to be adopted against the full veil, has today recommended that France should solemnly declare itself in favour of the ban and has asked for the adoption of a series of measures to ban it from administration offices and public transport. (ANSAmed).
Here’s more on the illustrious imam:
Don’t you wonder what this “reaching out” is all about?
Doesn’t Â ChalghoumiÂ know that the worst enemies of the Muslims are the Jews? — the Qur’an says so (5:82).
Doesn’t this imam know that Jews are a cancer, the cause of the Â entire world’s problems, who need to be destroyed?
“The Prophet said the Resurrection will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Muslims kill them. The Muslims will kill the Jews, rejoice [in it], rejoice in Allah’s victory. The Muslims will kill the Jews, and he will hide. The Prophet said, ‘the Jews will hide behind the rock and tree, and the rock and tree will say, ‘O servant of Allah, O Muslim, this is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!”
From an article last year:
Iman Hassen Chalghoumi, center, addresses his community and others after Friday prayers, in Drancy, east of Paris, France, Friday, Jan. 16, 2009. Chalghoumi is one of the most visible victims (what makes him a “victim?”) of the raw friction between French Jews and Muslims, and among the best poised to help heal the wounds between the two faiths. France is home to western Europe’s largest Jewish and Muslim communities, with 600,000 Jews and an estimated 6 million Muslims. Anti-Semitic attacks have soared in France after Israel opened its Dec. 27 offensive in Hamas-ruled Gaza.