Nazareth Imam indicted for inciting violence

November 7, 2010 16:47

An imam from a Nazareth mosque, Nazim Mahmoud Salim, was indicted on Sunday in Nazareth District Court for incitement towards violence and supporting a terror organization. Salim was originally arrested was one month ago.

The indictment stated that Salim circulated leaflets and brochures to the worshipers at his mosque that inciting them to act against the state. Additionally, the indictment accused him of establishing a website to spread those opinions.

Salim had previously called for jihad against Israeli soldiers, the pope, and all targets that cause harm to Islam. The imam was quoted as saying that "Jews are Satan," and "Osama bin Laden is loved by God," according to Army Radio.

The state requested that Salim's remand be extended until the end of the proceedings against him.

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