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France: "Moderate Imam Fears Violent Reactions"

He must be getting his “religion” all wrong. My guess is that  ‘sheik’ Abdul Hadi Palazzi, the imam of Rome, is next. He’s been much too ‘moderate’ for too long……

French Imam Publishes Book Criticizing Islamization In France

Thanks to the Muslim Brotherhood Report:

The Italian news agency is reporting on the publication of a book written by a French imam strongly criticizing many aspects of Islam in France including the Muslim Brotherhood and the Union of Islamic Organisations of France (UOIF), the French Muslim Brotherhood organization. According to the report:

(ANSAmed) An advocate for an Islam that respects the values of France known for his position against the full veil, the imam of the Mosque of Drancy (near Paris), Hassen Chalghoumi, published a book caustic book, “Pour l’Islam de France”, in which he criticises threats of Islamification, which in his view are looming over the country where he has lived since 1996. In bookstores tomorrow, the night before the end of Ramadan, the pamphlet, reports Le Parisien today, fiercely attacks the burqa, as well as forced marriages, female genital mutilations, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Union of Islamic Organisations of France (UOIF). His heavy criticism is destined to provoke violent reactions: it’s no coincidence that the 37-year-old Tunisian imam is always surrounded by bodyguards after months of hostile demonstrations following his statements about the full veil that led to the closure for several days of the mosque in Seine-Saint-Denis department, which has a high population of Muslim immigrants. Now he has said enough to the constant postponements to the publication of the book. “It is urgent to take a stance, I want Islam to find its place in France, because I see anti-Muslim racism mounting on the one hand, and Muslim radicalisation on the other hand,” he said to Le Parisien. He has also been fighting to bring the Jewish community closer, he has accused the Muslim Brotherhood and UOIF of trying to alter French Islam through a war over control of French mosques, and he underlined that “it was Tariq Ramadan (the controversial theologian) who caused a build-up of racism in Switzerland, which led to the vote against minarets”. Fear about the consequences of the book? No, he does not fear for himself, but for his children, “for their future in France”.

Previous posts have discussed an interview with Chalghoumi and statements by a UOIF leader which blamed Chalghoumi for a mob attack on his mosque

The UOIF is widely regarded as representing the Muslim Brotherhood in France. Fouad Alaoui and Lahj Breze took over the leadership of the UOIF in 1993 and were known as the “Bordelaise Clan”, a reference to the French town in which they met as students. They were generally regarded as more moderate than their predecessors Abdallah Ben Mansour and Ahmed Jaballah who are both serving as officers of the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE). Foud Alaoui is also a FIOE officer.

French "Imam of the Jews" Lives in Fear…

Because most Muslims want their Islam straight up, undiluted…
Hassen Chalghoumi, imam of the Mosque of Drancy, in the northern suburbs of Paris, supports the French law to ban the wearing of Niqabs, full body and face covering for Moslem women in France.

For a French Imam, Islam’s True Enemy Is Radicalism

DRANCY, France NYT

HASSEN CHALGHOUMI, 38, is the imam of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s dreams. He supports a ban on the full facial veil, the so-called burqa; he opposes religious radicalism and promotes a “republican Islam” focused on France; he is ecumenical; and he favors dialogue with France’s Jews.

But Mr. Chalghoumi has also received death threats for his public positions and in particular his support for a ban on facial veils, including the black niqab, which reveals only the eyes. There are voices of dissent among the 2,500 worshipers at his mosque here in Drancy, just northeast of Paris. He has been called “the imam of the Jews.”

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France: Jew Friendly Imam on the Run

Death threats against Jew friendly Imam

Thanks to Politically Incorrect

The French Imam Hassen Chalghoumi (photo) from the Paris suburb of Drancy has received death threats because expressed that he is against the complete veiling of Muslim women and for a dialog with the Jews. Around 80 orthodox believers forcibly invaded the mosque of the wayward Imam and shouted out threats and curses against the man. The Imam now fears that they will not stop at threats: “They wish for my death. Somebody could liquidate me.” (Translation of German PI-article by Anders Denken)

See, if he had been preaching that Jews  are  “scum, rats, pigs, monkeys” and that uncovered women are catmeat  asking to be raped he would have never had a  problem. Islam is merciful and compassionate for those who follow the straight  path….

France: Anti Veil Imam Under Attack, Mosque Stormed…

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:


Muslim imam in France defies death threats to continue efforts to reach out to Jewish neighbors

Don’t you wonder what this “reaching out” is all about?

Doesn’t  Chalghoumi 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  entire world’s problems, who need to be destroyed?

Doesn’t this imam know about the hadith?

“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.