Report: Anti-Semitism Heard at Major Islamic Conference in France

Prominent Muslim leader from Geneva said in Paris speech: 'All the evil in the world originates from the Jews and the Zionist barbarism.'

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Paris Mosque rector Dalil Boubakeur welcomes French President Francois Hollande as he arrives for a ceremony to inaugurate the memorial of the Muslim soldier, February 18, 2014.
Paris Mosque rector Dalil Boubakeur welcomes French President Francois Hollande as he arrives for a ceremony to inaugurate the memorial of the Muslim soldier, February 18, 2014.Credit: Reuters
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A major conference on Islam in Paris featured anti-Semitic speeches, according to a sociologist who listened to the lectures.

The speeches were given “a place of honor” at Wednesday’s 31st congress of the Union of Islamic Organizations in France, or UOIF, sociologist Michele Tribalat wrote in the Le Figaro daily Thursday. He singled out a speech by Hasni Ramadan, a prominent Muslim leader from Geneva who spoke before thousands of congress participants.

According to the news site www.europe-israel.org, Ramadan said during his address: “All the evil in the world originates from the Jews and the Zionist barbarism.”

The UOIF congress is one of France’s largest and most prominent Islamic events.

Ramadan also condemned French Prime Minister Manuel Vals for “publicly wearing a kippah” while supporting a ban on the wearing of veils by Muslim women in some public areas.

Hani Ramadan is a brother of Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss professor who is banned from entering the United States because of donations he made to Palestinian groups designated as terrorist by the U.S. government.

“Against these international schemes of Zionist power, there is only one rampart: Islam,” Hani Ramadan reportedly said.

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