A North Carolina imam is in the spotlight after a sermon he gave alleging that Jesus had been "saved from the Jews, who tried to crucify him" was unearthed this week on social media.

In the same sermon – delivered on December 8, during the week that US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital – Imam Abdullah Khadra of Raleigh, NC cited a well-known hadith (a maxim attributed to the Prophet Muhammad) which holds that "at the End of Time, we will fight those Jews until the rocks and the trees will speak: 'Oh Muslim, this is a Jew behind me'."

The Syrian-born Khadra's sermon was brought to light by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which has recently uncovered examples of similarly provocative sermons delivered on the same Friday in New Jersey and Houston, Texas.

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