A Muslim preacher denies calling for the destruction of Jews and Christians whilst receiving Swiss welfare payments. In a newspaper interview, Abu Ramadan says the Arabic message he preached at a Biel mosque has been mistranslated.

In the interview with the Tages-Anzeiger newspaper, which first drew attention to the issue along with Swiss public television SRF, Ramadan also denies even being an imam and says reports of how much welfare money he has received are exaggerated.

Last month, Ramadan found himself at the centre of a media and political storm when the Rundschau television programme broadcast a recording of his sermon.

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