Disgruntled Muslim protesters gather on City Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark Saturday Feb. 4, 2006. Denmark, a small country that prides itself on extensive humanitarian work and that usually gets only cursory media attention suddenly finds itself denounced as evil for publishing 12 cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Muslims in Denmark _ some 200,000 of the country's 5.4 million people _ complain of being discriminated against and being denied jobs.  (AP Photo/John McConnico)

Copenhagen may cut ties with Muslim group that defends Imam who calls Jews the descendants of Apes & Pigs

A collaboration between the Islamic Society in Denmark and the City of Copenhagen may be dropped over comments made by representatives and associates of the Muslim group, politicians said on Tuesday.
The city and the faith group work together on integration and anti-radicalization projects but that partnership will end if the society doesn’t account for controversial opinions expressed by some of its members and guests….
Radio Netherlands Worldwide has previously confirmed that al-Haddad said that Jews “are the enemies of God and the descendants of apes and pigs” in a 2001 sermon and a YouTube video appears to show al-Haddad justifying domestic violence as a private issue.
City officials also pointed to remarks made by Kamran Shah, a frequent presence at the society’s mosque in Copenhagen’s Nordvest district.
In a video posted to YouTube, Shah tells listeners that they face punishment from God for listening to music and watching the Danish version of X-Factor, the popular amateur singing programme. 
  • Ron MacDonald

    Had a Luthern minister done this they would have had him charged with a hate crime.

  • Richard Eisenman

    The hilarious aspect of this is the adjective, “controversial”. So someone, somewhere might disagree with the imam?

  • pdxnag

    By this metric the Germans should end all “collaboration” with all Islam-based organizations, for Muslims are merely parroting what is in their koran.

  • ntt1

    What if the muslim groups decide that what copenhagen thinks no longer matters ?