Yet another imam misunderstands the peaceful teachings of Islam, while the most prominent peaceful Muslims direct their efforts not at making sure that Muslims do not misunderstand Islam in this way, but at making sure that non-Muslims don’t notice that so many Muslims are misunderstanding it. “Milan imam convicted for promoting jihad,” from Reuters (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
MILAN, Dec 20 (Reuters) – A Muslim cleric who preaches at a Milan mosque and 10 other people were convicted on Thursday of being part of a group that promotes jihad.
The Milan court sentenced Abu Imad to three years and eight months in prison under anti-terrorism statutes drafted before Sept. 11 that are weaker than those currently in place.
The group was accused of promoting jihad and recruiting potential suicide bombers.
A source at the Milan’s prosecutors’ office said however investigators did not believe Imad was still a threat and was allowed to remain free pending an appeal.
Sentences for the other accused ranged from two to 10 years in prison.
Abu Imad preaches at the Viale Jenner mosque in Milan, which the United States once accused of being a European logistics base for al Qaeda.