He’s a moderate imam who lied about jail time he served for assault and about having been caught with a false French passport. Imagine what he would have done if he hadn’t been so moderate. From The Gazette, with thanks to RG:
The imam of Montreal’s largest North African mosque shocked his followers yesterday when he told them Canada wants to deport him for lying to get into the country as a refugee in 1997 and lying again to become a permanent resident in 1999.
Admitting he concealed information about jail time he served in France for assault in 1995, as well as having been caught with a false French passport in 1996, Said Jaziri vowed to stay at the Al-Qods mosque until he’s deported….
“I’m a very moderate imam,” Jaziri, 38, clad all in white, said in French under the gaze of more than 100 Muslim men who had come for Friday afternoon prayers at the mosque on Belanger St. near Iberville St.
“I’m staying here until expulsion – nowhere else,” he vowed, as journalists invited for a hastily called news conference listened in, interrupted by people in the crowd declaring their faith in their spiritual leader….
Jaziri was in the news last month when he proposed using government subsidies to build a $20-million grand mosque for Montreal’s rapidly growing Muslim population, an idea quickly rejected by Montreal’s city administration.