TEL AVIV – Israel’s deputy chief envoy to Germany slammed an Islamic hate preacher for calling for the annihilation of the Jewish people at a publicly-funded mosque in Stuttgart.
In one of the clips posted on YouTube of Muhammad Raza Saqib Mustafai’s European tour, the Pakistani clergyman is heard saying: “When the Jews are annihilated, the world will be cleansed.”
On Friday, Mustafai preached to some 300 men and teenage boys at Al-Madina mosque in Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart’s historic quarter, the Stuttgarter Nachrichten newspaper reported.
Avraham Nir-Feldklein, Israel’s deputy chief at the embassy in Berlin, told the Stuttgarter Nachrichten: “We hope that public funds do not in the future benefit organizations that provide a place that calls for hate not only against Jews and Israel, but also against other sections of the population.”
The Pakistan Welfare Society Stuttgart E.V., which sponsored Mustafai’s visit, is given a tax-break from the city for being a non-profit.
A spokesman for the PWSS E.V. said: “We don’t tolerate anyone in our mosque who will doing something negative to other people.”
The Stuttgarter Nachrichten report asked how Mustafai was allowed to enter the European Union.
“It is conceivable that Mustafai gained entry with false passport documents,” the article states.
On another occasion Mustafai was recording saying: “When the Jews are wiped out … the sun of peace [will] begin to rise on the entire world.”
In 2012, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) quoted the Islamist clergyman saying, “When the last Jew will be killed from this world, then peace would be established in the world – so much so that snakes would roam among people but would not bite. Wolves and goats would drink water from the same quayside and goats would not have any fear from wolves.”