CIJA files complaint against Quebec imam who prayed for destruction of Jews

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), a non-partisan organization that serves as the advocacy arm of the Jewish Federations of Canada, issued on Monday, February 13, 2017 an official statement condemning the supplications for the destruction of the Jews that were recited in a Quebec mosque in 2014 and exposed by CIJnews last week.

In response, Rabbi Reuben Poupko, Co-Chair of CIJA-Québec, issued the following:

We condemn these explicit calls for the death of Jews in the strongest possible terms. Such hateful, violent rhetoric has no place in our democracy or in any religion. We have brought this to the attention of the police and are in the process of filing a formal complaint, as we believe these declarations may be a violation of the Criminal Code.

We urge government and civil society leaders of all faiths to join us in condemning these comments as abhorrent and unacceptable.

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