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Abu Bilal Ismail, an imam at the Grimhøj Mosque in Aarhus, used an appearance at a Berlin mosque on Friday to pray for the death of Jews.
Speaking at the Al Nusra mosque in Berlin, Ismail is seen in a YouTube clip calling for the death of Jews (see it below).
“Oh Allah, destroy the Zionist Jews. They are no challenge for you. Count them and kill them to the very last one. Don’t spare a single one of them.”
“Oh Lord, bring torment upon them,” he adds.
Despite the videotaped comments, Ismail denied to BT that he was calling for the death of all Jews.
“I don’t mean that all Jews should die,” he said. “Only those Jews who have killed people in Gaza. I prayed for God to destroy those Jews who kill us. It’s not all Jews, because I know Jews who are good toward us.”
Grimhøj Mosque in Aarhus is suspected by East Jutland Police of encouraging 22 young men to take part in Syria’s civil war.
“We can definitely say that when you go to that mosque, there is an increased risk of heading off for Syria,” police spokesman Allan Aarslev told TV2 Østylland earlier this year.
An analysis released by Denmark’s Center for Terror Analysis last month estimated that at least 100 individuals have left Denmark to fight in Syria and that at least 15 of them have died.
See Abu Bilal Ismail's comments in Berlin: