The infamous Imam of a Danish Mosque is again in the news for inflammatory remarks, after a YouTube video of a Sermon he delivered in September went viral, revealing his angry anti-Semitic rant in which he compared Jews to animals and called for Palestine to occupy Israel.
Speaking to his followers at the Odense mosque, Imam Mohammed al-Khaled Samha spoke at length about the ongoing conflict in the Levant between Israel and Palestine. In a translation reported by theLocal.dk, he is recorded as comparing Jews to animals mutually considered as unclean: “How can we – or any free Muslim with faith in his heart – accept the division of Palestine between [the Palestinians] and a gang of Jews, the offspring of apes and pigs”.
Samha also had tough words for Israel, insisting its lands should be taken by force: “Palestine has been and will remain the land of Islam. It is the land of the great battle, in which the Muslims will fight the Jews, and the trees and the stones will say: ‘Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah! There is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him'”.
As a hate preacher, Samha has form and was one of a group of Imams who caused a major security alert for Danes across the world during the Mohammad cartoon controversy in 2005. After a magazine published images of the prophet, which is forbidden as idolatry in Islam Samha travelled to the Middle East to stir-up hatred towards Danes which helped spark riots that eventually killed hundreds.
Although the cartoons showing the face of Mohammad were published almost ten years ago, it has been reported Danish embassies are once again under threat, and their Foreign ministry is now advising Danes to show “extreme caution” when travelling in 28 Muslim countries around the world.
The heightened risk is believed to be related to the involvement of the Danish air force in the bombing of ISIS targets in Northern Iraq, which even led to Denmark being name-checked by British Hostage John Cantlie in one of his ISIS propaganda videos last month.