A warrant has been issued for a Jordanian imam who was captured on video calling Jews “the most evil of mankind” in a Montreal mosque in December, according to B’Nai Brith.
In a statement, B’Nai Brith said the warrant was issued for Imam Sheikh Muhammad ibn Musa Al Nasr by a Quebec judge following an investigation by the SPVM Hate Crimes Unit.
In the taped sermon, which was delivered in the Dar al-Arkam Mosque on Jean Talon St. on Dec. 23, Nasr called for the killing of Jews. B’Nai Brith filed a complaint with the SPVM after the video surfaced in March.
An imam named Muhammed Bin Musa Al Nasr, visiting from Jordan, called Jewish people “the most evil of mankind,” and “human demons.”
According to B'Nai Brith, Nasr is charged with willful promotion of hatred.
Video of the speech, which was delivered in Arabic, remains on the mosque’s YouTube page.
“Today, the Jewish community of Montreal can sleep safer, knowing that there is a price to pay for inciting violence against our community,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B'nai Brith Canada. “B'nai Brith deeply appreciates the diligent work of the newly-formed Hate Crimes Unit of the Montreal Police Service and Quebec prosecutors on this file.”
Quebec’s Crown Prosecutor could not be reached to confirm the warrant had been issued.