A conference organized by several Muslim organizations in Ontario's Niagara region has removed an Egyptian imam from its list of speakers after B'nai Brith Canada drew attention to his history of anti-Semitic statements.
Omar Abdelkafy, an Egyptian-born preacher based in Dubai, had been listed as the keynote speaker at the Niagara Muslim Family Conference scheduled to take place on April 14. On Thursday, organizers announced on Facebook that Abdelkafy was no longer invited to participate.
In an undated YouTube clip from Sharjah TV, an Emirati television channel, Abdelkafy can be seen proclaiming, "The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslim, O Servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him."