(Riverside, CA) -- A Muslim leader from California is getting some heat after calling on Allah to destroy Jews. The imam's comments came during a sermon delivered at the Islamic Center of Riverside on July 21st. The sermon has been posted on YouTube and translated.
In the sermon the imam accuses Jews of plotting to take over Palestinian territory and Muslim holy cities including Mecca. The director of the American Jewish Committee in Los Angeles says the comments should be taken as a hate crime. The imam was confronted about his comments and says all life is sacred, but stopped short of issuing an apology.