8 months in prison for sheikh who incited against Jews

Sheikh Omar Abu Sara, who delivered a speech in which he called for the slaughter of Jews in 2014, was sentenced to 8 months in prison.
Sheikh Omar Abu Sara Photo Credit: screenshot from YouTube/Channel 2 News

Today (Sunday), Sheikh Omar Abu Sara was sentenced to eight months in prison after he called for the murder of Jewish people who visit the Temple Mount. In November 2014, Abu Sara spoke in front of about a hundred Muslim worshipers at the holy site. During his speech, he called for the slaughter of Jews. In light of his speech, Abu Sara was convicted of incitement to racial hatred and violence.

“I say to the Jews that it’s time to slaughter you all and fight,” Abu Sara said during the speech about two years ago. “It’s time to kill you all and we are ready with the help of God. We, the righteous Muslims, are waiting for the moment when the slaughtering will begin, we will not show mercy. God will make sure that the day you will be killed and the day Al-Aqsa Mosque will be cleansed will come soon.”

Abu Sara admitted that he did indeed make these statements but he claimed that he was not trying to incite. He claimed that these were general statements that are not binding.

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