On May 11, the Danish TV-station /Nyhader TV 2 aired an item about the Copenhagen-basedAl Faruq mosque, in which Imam Mundhir Abdallah openly called for the annihilation of Jews during a Friday sermon.

The entire translated transcript of the sermon can be read here. The most significant phrase reads:

“[Soon there will be] a Caliphate, which will instate the shari’a of Allah and revive the Sunna of His Prophet, which will wage Jihad for the sake of Allah, which will unite the Islamic nation after it disintegrated, and which will liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Zionists, so that the words of the Prophet Muhammad will be fulfilled: ‘Judgement Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them. The Jews will hide behind the rocks and the trees, but the rocks and the trees will say: ‘Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.”

Well, these Imams exists and everyone knows it. It’s unpleasant, but it’s hardly a surprise. What is more revealing, however, is the way local Muslims responded to the sermon.

When the journalist asks two adolescent Muslim girls  if “If it’s okay to say something like that”, they reply:

“Yes, it’s Islam, so it is. Then it’s right, yes. I don’t think he meant anything bad with it.”

When the journalist emphasises the Imam “Is saying Jews should be killed”, the young woman replies: “Well, yeah, I’m Palestinian myself.”

According to the reporter, the TV-crew asked people outside the mosque for two hours, without finding anybody who objected the content of the sermon.