‘I am prepared to take lives’: Dutch Imam sparks outrage by saying he is ready to kill and die for Islam

An Imam has caused uproar in the Netherlands after saying he was willing to die for his religion and to kill others.

Turkish Imam Halil Celik told a journalist on Twitter: ‘I am prepared to die for my religion, but also prepared to take away lives.’

The message was addressed to Mehmet Cerit, editor-in-chief of the weekly Dutch-Turkish dailies Zaman Vandaag and Zaman Hollanda.