Friday, December 21, 2012

In Tunisia, Advocacy Group Sues Imam Over Anti-Jewish Remarks In Sermon

The Times of Israel reported yesterday that in Tunisia, the Tunisian Association to Support Minorities has filed a lawsuit against a prominent imam for anti-Jewish remarks he made in a televised sermon [excerpts] delivered at the Khatib mosque near Tunis last month. The suit alleges that Sheikh Ahmad Al-Suhayli violated Tunisia’s 2011 Decree 115 [background] which prohibits "calls to hatred between races and religions, and the population" when he told listeners: "God wants to destroy this sprinkling of Jews… and is for sterilizing the wombs of Jewish women."