Rotterdam mayor called 'enemy of Islam' by controversial imam

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Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb (Picture: Twitter/@_sjgbb). Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb (Picture: Twitter/@_sjgbb)

Controversial imam Fawaz Jneid from The Hague called Rotterdam mayor Ahmad Aboutaleb an 'enemy of Islam' and a renegade Muslim in an hour long preach on social media, reports the Telegraaf, who had the Arabic preach translated to Dutch by a credited interpreter.

Jneid said that Aboutaleb 'hates and fights against Islam' and called him 'stupid and weak'. He added that Aboutaleb failed to condemn insulting Mohammed cartoons from Denmark, forbids Islamic schools and is 'against mosques'. According to the newspaper, two other controversial imams - Abdelhamid Ainalhayat from Eindhoven and Elalami Amaouch - expressed support for these statements in comments under the Facebook video. Amaouch called Aboutaleb "filthy scum".

The National Coordinator for Counter-terrorism and Security is aware of this video, a spokesperson said to the Telegraaf. "These and other statements are the reason why Minister [Ferdinand] Grapperhaus of Justice extended the area ban on Fawaz by half a year in February." Aboutaleb is also getting extra security.

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