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Jul 13, 2018
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Grand Mosque of Paris Denounces Toulouse Imam Tatai for Antisemitic Rhetoric

#6665 | 01:06
Source: Dzaïr News TV (Algeria)

According to an Algerian news bulletin, the Grand Mosque of Paris "denounced the rhetoric" of Imam Mohamed Tatai, whose use of an antisemitic hadith in a December 15 sermon delivered at the Mosquée Ennour in Toulouse was exposed by MEMRI, leading to a public outcry (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 6637 Toulouse Imam Mohamed Tatai Recounts Antisemitic Hadith And Prophecies That Israel Will Soon Come To An End, December 15, 2017). The condemnation, reported by the Algerian Dzaïr News TV channel on July 13, contradicted an earlier statement by Algerian Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments Mohamed Issa, who supported Imam Tatai and said that he had been exonerated by the Grand Mosque of Paris (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 6664 Algerian Minister Mohamed Issa Supports Toulouse Imam Tatai, Accused Of Antisemitism: We Hope The Extremist Media Will Cease Affronting Islam, July 7, 2018).

Anchor: "The Grand Mosque of Paris denounced the rhetoric used by the imam of the Toulouse mosque in France, the Algerian Mohamed Tatai, who was accused in its wake of inciting to antisemitism and hatred of the Jews. The [affair] has reached the French judiciary. A statement signed by Dalil Boubakeur, the manager of the Grand Mosque of Paris, conveyed the Grand Mosque's clear and unambiguous condemnation of the expressions used by that imam in a December 2017 address in a Toulouse mosque. The communique by the Grand Mosque completely contradicts statements made earlier by [Algerian] Minister of Religious Affairs Mohamed Issa, who rejected the claim that the imam's addresses were antisemitic."

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