A Dutch imam is under investigation for possibly having incited the attack which killed film maker Theo Van Gogh. Radio Netherlands, via Ummah News Links, reports:
Mohammed Bouyeri, the man who murdered Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh almost exactly two years ago is serving a life prison sentence, but now questions are being asked about whether the sermon of a Muslim cleric played a role in the crime.
During the ongoing trial of another Dutch terrorism suspect, Samir Azzouz, it's emerged that Imam Fawaz of the as—Sunnah mosque in The Hague gave a sermon condemning Theo van Gogh just a few weeks before his murder. A recording of the sermon exists and in it the imam is heard uttering a curse against the Dutch director for his film Submission, which is critical of Islam. The film had been shown on television shortly before the sermon.
In the recording of the sermon, Imam Fawaz calls Theo van Gogh a 'criminal bastard' and beseeches Allah to visit an incurable disease upon the filmmaker. He also condemns former Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali who was involved in writing the script for Submission. The imam asks Allah to make Ms Hirsi Ali go blind and give her cancer of the tongue and brain.
Apparently there is no direct suggestion of going out and stabbing Van Gogh, so the incitement charge is being dusputed. The Religion of Peace is, however, exposed once again proving tonhave a somewhat different flavor from the other major religions practices in Europe (and the world).
Thomas Lifson 11 01 06