Nazareth Imam Convicted of Inciting Terror (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Maayana Miskin 04/01/12)
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Nazem Abu Salim, imam of the Shihab a-Din mosque in Nazareth, was
convicted Sunday of incitement to terrorism and violence, and of
support for a terror organization.
Salim, 47, is a popular preacher who often addressed thousands with
his Friday sermons. Prosecutors said his ideology is identical to
that of Al-Qaeda.
He was arrested in October 2010, and has been under house arrest
In addition to promoting his extremist ideology in sermons, Salim was
convicted of founding an extremist group called Ansar Allah. The
group was declared illegal in July 2011 due to its support for
In June 2010 a terrorist cell with Al Qaeda-like ideology was
uncovered in Nazareth. The cell had 20 members with varying levels of
involvement. Several were convicted of multiple violent crimes,
including the murder of taxi driver Yafim Weinstein.
Members of the group were found to have been influenced by Salimís
speeches. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/01/12)
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