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Rome Mosque Removes Imam Over Sermon

The main mosque in Rome suspended its imam after he delivered a sermon praising Palestinian fighters and calling for the destruction of Islam’s enemies, officials said Saturday. The decision by the mosque’s administrators to remove Abdel-Samie Mahmoud Ibrahim Moussa capped a week of debate about the sermon, delivered during Friday prayers June 6 and published, in part, by the Rome daily La Repubblica a day later. “Allah, let the Islamic fighters in Palestine, Chechnya and elsewhere be triumphant!” La Repubblica quoted Moussa as saying in Arabic. “Allah, destroy the houses of the enemies of Islam! Allah, help us crush the enemies of Islam! Allah ensure the victory of the nation of Islam!” the imam said in quotes that were confirmed Saturday by Mario Scialoja, head of the World Muslim League in Italy, which is affiliated with the mosque. Full Story

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