A Danish court has convicted an imam of violating Denmark's racism laws and given him a 14-day suspended jail sentence.At the trial, Samha argued that his speech was protected, free speech. His lawyer compared it to the legality of posting cartoons of Mohammed that offend Muslims.
The City Court in Odense says Mohammed al-Khaled Samha held a speech in September 2004 in which he described Jews as "children of apes and pigs."
The court didn't buy it.
In the same video, Samha said "Palestine has been and will remain the land of Islam. It is the land of the great battle, in which the Muslims will fight the Jews, and the trees and the stones will say: ‘Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah! There is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him’".
In the closing statement, the imam said that he belongs to the more moderate community of Muslims in Denmark, and said that he cherished democratic freedoms in the country.