The public prosecution department does not have a good reason to take legal action against a controversial imam who has attacked Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb in a sermon, justice minister Ferd Grapperhaus told MPs on Tuesday.
Imam Fawaz Jneid 'ranted for an hour in Arabic' about Aboutaleb in January, calling him an apostate Muslim and an enemy of real Islam, the Telegraaf reported earlier this week.
Grapperhaus told MPs he is disgusted by Jneid's views but that the public prosecution department does not consider he can be taken to court for inciting violence.
'We are looking at everything he said from the perspective of the law,' he said while answering MPs questions. 'But on Facebook too, this man keeps just within the boundaries.'