Daily Israel Report

Watch: Italian Muslim Cleric Calls to 'Kill the Jews'

Imam in northern Italian city recorded giving anti-Semitic sermon, prays for Jews to be wiped out 'to the very last one'.
By Ari Soffer
First Publish: 8/4/2014, 1:20 PM

The video below is not from Gaza or Ramallah; it's not from Saudi Arabia or Qatar or any other Arab state, but from the city of San Donà di Piave in northern Italy.

As anti-Semitism in Europe reaches alarming levels - fueled largely by Islamists and leftists capitalizing on anti-Israel sentiment - this latest video shows Italian Muslim cleric Sheikh Abd Al-Barr al-Rawdhi giving a rabidly anti-Semitic sermon, in which he publicly prays for Jews to be killed "to the very last one."

The clip was translated by MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute.

Extremists in Europe have increasingly been using Israel's military operation against Gazan terrorist groups as "justification" for attacks against Jews in their own countries.

While France has been worst-hit by a seemingly unstoppable wave of anti-Semitic hate, arguably followed by Germany, Italy has seen its own fair share of anti-Semitism in recent weeks as well.

Among other incidents, vandals scrawled anti-Semitic graffiti Rome, and a prominent Italian philosopher issued an alarming call to "shoot Zionists".