But he’s still preaching the same message at the mosque and elsewhere.
TORONTO – An imam at a Toronto mosque who prayed for the purification of “Jews” and slaying of “infidels and polytheists” is no longer employed by Ryerson University.
Ryerson president Mohamed Lachemi said the university “has taken appropriate action” after looking into comments by imam Ayman Elkasrawy.
Elkasrawy and Ryerson have parted ways.
“It was brought to the university’s attention that a teaching assistant had made disturbing, anti-Semitic comments off-campus,” Lachemi said in a statement Wednesday. “My office immediately referred the matter to Ryerson’s Human Rights Services,” and asked for “counsel on the appropriate follow-up actions and possible resolutions.”
Elkasrawy, who has apologized, was seen in videos offering supplications, saying “O Allah! Destroy anyone who displaced the sons of the Muslims, O Allah! Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them, O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews.”
Another passage stated “slay them one by one” and suggested “humiliate the polytheism, the polytheists, the infidels and the atheists.”
Toronto Police are investigating, as is the Muslim Association of Canada, which has apologized and suspended the “junior employee” who preached an “unauthorized” service.
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