France freezes assets of Tunisian Imam for ‘anti-Semitic remarks’

| May 6, 2012 | Comments (2)
Mohammed Hammami, Tunisian Imam

Mohammed Hammami, Tunisian Imam

The French finance ministry froze the assets of a radical imam from Tunisia who is under the threat of expulsion for anti-Semitism, an official announcement said on Saturday.

Mohammed Hammami, 76, has lived in France for decades and was accused in January by Interior Minister Claude Geant of making “violently anti-Semitic remarks” as well as calling for women to be “whipped to death” for adultery.

Hammami was hospitalized in February for what his lawyer said was psychological and physical shock from the accusations and was unable to attend an expulsion hearing.

France expelled two Islamic radicals in April and was planning to deport three more as part of a crackdown announced after a gunman of Algerian decent killed seven people in the city of Toulouse.

Gueant said an Islamist militant of Algerian origin who had previously been sentenced for his role in a 1994 Marrakech terrorist attack, was expelled for renewing ties in radical Islamic movements.

A preacher of Malian origin was deported for promoting anti-Semitism, advocating the full face veil and rejecting the West.

Meanwhile Imams from Saudi Arabia and Turkey as well as a suspected Tunisian militant, who called for the death of all those who deviate from Islam, were due to be expelled, an Interior Ministry statement said, adding that other expulsions would take place soon.

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  • Everon73

    Yes, the French really has done the right thing in kicking out with these radical trouble-makers. When will the US, UK and other European nations do the same for secutiry of their countries ???

    • http://twitter.com/shekissesfrogs Iguana Keeper

      I’ve never heard muslims saying things like this here, however anti-semitic statements are made all the time about muslims and arabs, just like you did in your comment. I find it odd that they don’t tell us what he said that was anti-semitic, only what he said about women- which was awful. 
      I also don’t agree with how they seized his money.